Overview of Management

The Management Team is responsible for:

  • Managing the Group’s operations, developing strategy and policy proposals for the Board’s consideration and implementing the Board’s directives.
  • Leading executives, management and employees
  • Developing the annual budget and business plan for the Board’s approval
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures, internal controls, governance, risk management, ethics and authority levels

Executive committee

  • Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub

    Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub (46)

    Chief Executive Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group

    Chairman of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee & Vodacom (Pty) Limited

    Member of the Social and Ethics Committee

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) (Unisa) and MBA (Southern Queensland University, Australia), Associated General Accountant and Commercial and Financial Accountant (SA)

    Shameel is the CEO of Vodacom Group since September 2012. He is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain. He was previously the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa from March 2005 to March 2011 prior to taking up the position as CEO of Vodafone Spain. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Vodacom Service Provider Company from September 2000 to February 2005, and Managing Director of Vodacom Equipment Company from 1998. Shameel served on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 until March 2011, when he was seconded to Spain. He was re-appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012 after his return from Spain. Shameel was also appointed as non executive director of Vodacom Tanzania and as non executive director and member of the Audit committee of Safaricom respectively in August 2017.

  • Till Streichert

    Till Streichert (44)

    Chief Financial Officer and executive director of Vodacom Group

    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee

    Non-executive Director of Vodacom SA

    Qualifications:
    Dr. Phil. (University of Hannover, Germany)

    Till was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Vodacom Group in August 2015 after working as the Finance Director at Vodacom South Africa from February 2014. Till was also appointed as non excutive director of Vodacom Tanzania, non executive director of Vodafone Kenya and as a non executive director of Safaricom respectively in August 2017. He has more than 15 years experience supporting financial and operational transformations through expertise in financial strategy, business leadership, revenue and profit growth in international environments. Till has had a broad and successful career within large international corporations including various finance and commercial roles, including CFO and Head of Channel Marketing and Sales Operations at Vodafone Romania. He began his career at T-Mobile Germany before undertaking various roles at T-Mobile UK as well as serving as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Till was recently awarded the 2017 CFO of the Year award by CFO South Africa.

  • Nadya Bhettay

    Nadya Bhettay (44)

    Chief Officer: Strategy and New Business
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive Director of Vodacom South Africa
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA)

    Nadya was appointed as Chief Officer: Strategy and New Business with effect from 1 June 2016. She partners with the Executive Committee on formulating and executing the company’s strategy, organically, via various business development activities and partnerships, and through mergers and acquisitions like the 2017 acquisition of a stake in Safaricom. Nadya has been with the Vodacom Group including Vodacom since 2005. She was the Finance Director at Vodafone Ireland from October 2013 to April 2016. Prior to Ireland, Nadya was Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Vodafone India for 2 Years. Before going on assignment within Vodafone, Nadya was with Vodacom Group as Vodacom Group Executive Business Development, where she led Vodacom's listing on the JSE and its BEE deal. During her tenure at Vodafone Ireland, Nadya successfully supported the business in its journey to convergence, delivering a return to service revenue and mobile revenue growth for the first time in more than five years. Prior to her joining Vodacom, Nadya qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and then spent 5 years in investment banking, specialising in mergers & acquisitions at Morgan Stanley in Johannesburg and London.

  • Andries Daniel Jan Delport

    Andries Daniel Jan Delport (53)

    Chief Technology Officer
    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    Qualifications:
    B.Sc (Electronic) (Natal), MBL (Cum Laude) (UNISA)

    Andries joined Vodacom in June 1996 and has since held a number of senior positions in the company. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Vodacom Group and a member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee in November 2010. He is an executive director on the Vodacom South Africa Board and also a director of Vodacom Tanzania Limited and VM S.A. (Mozambique). Andries held a number of positions at various organisations including the Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) prior to joining Vodacom in 1996.

  • Diego Gutierrez

    Diego Gutierrez (42)

    Chief Operating Officer: International Business
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    Major in Business Administration, Marketing and Sales and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

    Diego Gutierrez was appointed as Chief Operating Officer: International Business from 1 August 2017. Diego possesses more than 17 years of international cross-functional experience in the telecommunications industry with special focus on emerging markets in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. He comes with proven success in business turnarounds, enhancing operational efficiency, leading organisations through critical transitions, and translating corporate strategies into tangible operating results.

  • Matimba Mbungela

    Matimba Mbungela (46)

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    B Admin (University of Venda), Post Graduate Diploma in HR (UCT), MBA (UKZN), and also a graduate of the Vodafone Global HR Excellence Program.

    Matimba is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Vodacom Group. Prior to this role, he was Managing Executive: HR for Vodacom South Africa until April 2014. Matimba has worked within the Vodacom/Vodafone Group since 2003 during which he worked in various roles within HR. He subsequently spent 3 years on secondment to Vodafone as Regional Head of Organisational Effectiveness & Change, and Regional Head of Talent within the Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific “AMAP” region. Prior to his assignment to the Vodafone AMAP Region, Matimba was responsible for Talent Management at Vodacom for six years where he successfully delivered the integration of our talent strategy into the Vodafone global strategy. His previous experience includes key HR roles in blue chip companies such as BMW South Africa and Unilever. In October 2015 Matimba was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Vodacom Business Nigeria Board, in May 2017 as a Non-Executive Director on the YeboYethu Board and as Non-Executive Director of Vodacom Tanzania in August 2017.

  • Nkateko Nyoka

    Nkateko Nyoka (55)

    Chief Officer: Legal & Regulatory
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    Masters in Law and Public Administration (Harvard), LLB and B. Proc (Wits)

    Nkateko joined Vodacom as Chief Officer: Regulatory and Stakeholder Relations. Prior to joining Vodacom, he held several positions at MTN, including Group Executive for Corporate Services where his responsibilities included Legal, Regulatory, Company Secretariat and the MTN Foundation. Nkateko was CEO of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”). He was appointed to the Vodacom Group Executive Committee on 1 November 2010.

  • Joaquim Jorge Cerqueira Mendes

    Joaquim Jorge Cerqueira Mendes (45)

    Chief Officer: Consumer Sales & Distribution
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    Vodacom Advanced Executive Program (UNISA), Customer care & Call Centre Diploma (Damelin College), Project Management (Xpert Project Management)

    Jorge Mendes is the Chief Officer: Consumer Sales & Distribution. Jorge joined Vodacom in 1994, and since then he has played a number of roles in the business. He has also successfully managed all the sales channels within South Africa and has driven strong operational management in the regions. During his tenure in the business he has worked in our businesses in Tanzania, DRC and Mozambique.

     

  • Nyimpini Mabunda

    Nyimpini Mabunda (42)

    Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Chief Officer Consumer Business Unit
    Qualifications:
    MBA, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, and Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Cape Town.

    Nyimpini Mabunda was appointed as Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit from 1 September 2016. Nyimpini joined Vodacom from Uganda Breweries Limited where he held the position of Managing Director since 2013 and he delivered exceptional results for their business. Nyimpini started his career at Proctor & Gamble where he was employed as a Graduate Management Trainee within Sales and Customer Marketing and later held the position of Channel Manager. He continued to build his career at Brandhouse Beverages, SASEKA Network and Diageo PLC – where he held various positions in sales, marketing, strategy and general management. He is well experienced in leading a diverse and complex environment having worked across many African countries and the United Kingdom

     

  • Takalani Netshitenzhe

    Takalani Netshitenzhe (49)

    Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    Qualifications:
    LLB (Wits), Higher Diploma in Company Law (Wits), BJuris (University of Venda), Master's Degree Security Studies (University of Pretoria), Executive Education and Post Graduate Certificates (Wits and Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

    Takalani was appointed as Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs with effect from 15 September 2016. Takalani spent 20 years in government mainly as a lawyer and Policy advisor in the security cluster. During those 20 years, in her legal and policy development and implementation work, as well as in her capacity as a Ministerial Advisor, Takalani developed well-honed public policy development skills and understanding, including stakeholder and relationship management skills. These were augmented during her 4 year stint as Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Hungary and Croatia. She also operated as CEO of an electronic communications security agency of the National Intelligence Agency (now State Security). She has received several merit awards which include the Hungarian Eotvos (ELTE) University commemorative medal and certificate for relentless efforts to promote academic and cultural collaboration between South Africa and Hungary, and deepening bilateral relations between the two countries. She was also awarded the Intelligence Services Woman of the Year award for meritorious contribution to the South African intelligence policy and legal dispensation. Takalani was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1996.

     

  • Errol Van Graan

    Errol van Graan (44)

    Chief Officer: Commercial Operations
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    Degree in Cost and Management Accounting (Cape Peninsula University), Vodafone Inspire Programme and Vodacom Advanced Executive Programme.

    Errol was appointed as Chief Officer: Commercial Operations Business Unit from 1 February 2018, Prior to this he was at Vodafone Australia where he held the position of Director: Customer Operations since 2015, and delivered the Customer Service and Experience strategy for the company. Errol started his career at Vodacom in 2004 as a Regional Trainer in the Vodacom Academy. In 2007 he was promoted to Executive Head: Vodacom Academy. He continued to build his career within Vodacom and Vodafone and held various Customer Service Support and Operations Director roles. Errol is well experienced in leading customer operations and consumer contact centers having worked in Romania and Australia.

     

  • William Mzimba

    William Mzimba (49)

    Chief Officer: Vodacom Business
    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Qualifications:
    MBA from Bond University, BA (Honours) in Business Studies from De Montfort University, Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from Wits, and a Diploma in Datametrics (Computer Science) from UNISA.

    William Mzimba is the Chief Officer: Vodacom Business and a member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee. He joined Vodacom on 1 May 2018.

    He is responsible for Vodacom’s Enterprise Units in Africa, leading a team tasked with driving digital transformation in targeted industries and markets working with large & small enterprises, corporates, small office/home office (SoHo) and Governments.William joined from Accenture Africa where he was the Chief Executive and Chairman since 2006. In that role, he oversaw the growth and strategy of Accenture in Africa, advised clients on their business strategies, helped transform their businesses and build technology platforms.

    He played a key role in positioning Accenture as the foremost innovative digital services firm in digital marketing and customer experience, cloud, industrial internet of things, applied intelligence (analytics, big data and Artificial Intelligence) and security. He built industrial scale delivery centres for technology, business process outsourcing, research and liquid studio used for rapid prototyping and open innovation. He also served as their Financial Services Industry lead, taking responsibility for their banking and insurance businesses.

    Prior to joining Accenture in 2000, William was Co-founder and Director of a technology consulting business and IT training business.  He also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, NSB as well as Sage Life in various leadership roles. He is a passionate entrepreneur, innovator and disruptor. He is increasingly recognised as one of the continent’s pre-eminent business and thought leaders.  One of the flagship platforms he created includes the Accenture Innovation Index and Conference, which is renowned for cultivating thought leadership on innovation.