After obtaining a Masters Degree in electronic engineering from Stellenbosch University, Bennie spent a few years with Denel as a development engineer. He then moved into a R&D management position in the navigation field, which included hardware and software design at the CSIR. Thereafter, he managed a related business unit within the CSIR until 2000.
At this point, Bennie became involved in the Telecommunications industry. He joined Tellumat as a project manager and has since held a number of positions within the company, including Technical manager and Manager of Managed Services. For the past four and a half years, Bennie has held the position of Managing Executive of Tellumat’s Telecoms business, bringing to it his extensive knowledge of the Telecoms market and business communication systems.
Earlier in 2009, Bennie has also been appointed to the position of Managing Executive of the Tellumat Technology Group business unit, in addition to Tellumat Telecoms.