Brian Armstrong


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Jul 22, 2003
Brian Armstrong is the Group Chief Operating Officer at Telkom.

Prior to appointment as COO, Armstrong served as Senior Managing Executive: Enterprise at Telkom.

Brian Armstrong is the former Vice-President for BT Group plc’s (formerly British Telecom) Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, with overall responsibility to oversee and grow BT’s activities across the region, extending from Turkey in the North, to Pakistan in the East, down to South Africa.

Armstrong’s previous work experience includes South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), ultimately as the Director of the Division for Information and Communications Technology. He also enjoyed a stint as the Managing Director of AST Networks for South African-listed ICT services group, AST.

Born in East London, South Africa, Armstrong completed his BSc (Eng) and MSc (Eng) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982 and 1984 respectively, and obtained his PhD from University College London in 1992.

He has published several papers in IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Proceedings, and is a recipient of several awards. These include the Flemming Award for the best Engineering PhD thesis at University of London in 1992 and the Mountbatten Premium for the best paper published at the IEE’s 1996 proceedings.

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