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 (48)

    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 and member of the Audit committee of Safaricom in August 2017.

  • Till Streichert

    Till Streichert (45)

    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 awarded the 2017 CFO of the Year award by CFO South Africa.

  • Yolanda Cuba

    Yolanda Cuba (41)

    Chief Officer: Strategy & New Business
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    Qualifications:
    Qualifications : BCom (Statistics) BCom Honours (Accounting) CA (SA) MCom (Financial Management)

    Yolanda is the Chief Officer: Strategy & New Business since 1 April 2019. She is a former CEO of Vodafone Ghana. She was previously the Chief Officer: Strategy & New Business of Vodacom Group from November 2014 to March 2016 prior to taking up the position as CEO of Vodafone Ghana. She is the former Executive Director: Strategy & Business Support, at South African Breweries Limited (‘SAB’), a position she had held from February 2012 to October 2014. Yolanda joined SAB in September 2011 as Executive Director: Development and Decision Support. Prior to joining SAB she was the Group CEO of Mvelaphanda Group. Yolanda joined Mvelaphanda in 2003 in the Corporate Finance position and became the Group CEO in 2007. For her role in Ghana, she has been recognised as Telco CEO of the year, CSR CEO of tge year, Industry Personality of the Year between 2017 and 2018. She was recognised as the Top Empowered Business Woman of the Year in 2006 by “Top Companies” and was awarded a Youth Excellence award in 2007 by the Black Management Forum. Yolanda was also selected as one of the Young Global Leaders in 2008, an initiative by the World Economic Forum. She was named as one of the “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa” by Forbes Magazine in 2011.

  • Andries Daniel Jan Delport

    Andries Daniel Jan Delport (54)

    Chief Technology Officer
    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    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. Andries was an executive director on the Vodacom South Africa Board from 1 September 2012 to 14 September 2018, and is a director of Vodacom Tanzania Limited and VM S.A. (Mozambique). Andries held a number of positions at various organizations 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 (47)

    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 (56)

    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 Business Unit
    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    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 Business Unit. 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.

     

  • Mariam Cassim

    Mariam Cassim (37)

    Chief Officer: Vodacom Financial Services
    Member of Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    Qualifications:
    CA(SA), MBA (Cum Laude)

    Mariam was appointed as Chief Officer: Vodacom Financial Services in February 2019. Mariam joined the Vodacom Group in November 2016 serving as the Managing Executive of Financial Services. Since joining Vodacom Mariam has successfully formulated and implemented a clear Financial Services strategy with three core focus areas (Payments, Lending and Insurance) growing it to over a billion rand profit business, making it a meaningful player in the Financial Services industry in South Africa. Mariam joined the Vodacom Group from Telesure Group Services where she served as the Commercial Executive leading both the Commercial and Business Intelligence business units. Prior to her tenure at Telesure, Mariam held various roles at Thebe Investment Corporation, a leading South African BEE investment company, building a career in Corporate Finance, Debt Structuring and Synergy extraction within the portfolio of companies. Mariam is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business where she graduated Cum Laude.

     

  • Takalani Netshitenzhe

    Takalani Netshitenzhe (50)

    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)

    Taki was appointed as Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs for Vodacom Group with effect from September 2016. She was later appointed as Executive Director in Vodacom South Africa and Chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation. Taki has had a stint as a part-time lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of Venda. She then spent 20years in government mainly as a lawyer and policy advisor in the security cluster whilst employed in the Ministry for Intelligence Services. She developed well-honed legal skills as a law writer and legal advisor in public policy development as well as stakeholder and relationship management. These competencies were augmented during her 4 year stint as Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Hungary and Croatia. Before taking up the diplomatic post, she operated as CEO of Electronic Communications Security (Pty) (Ltd), a state owned entity that was established under the then National Intelligence Agency. She 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. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1996. Taki is currently the Read to Lead Ambassador for the Department of Basic Education.

     

  • Errol Van Graan

    Errol van Graan (45)

    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 (50)

    Chief Officer: Vodacom Business
    Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee
    Executive director of Vodacom SA
    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.