Thami Mtshali


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Jan 5, 2009
Thami Mtshali is the CEO of iBurst.

Thami's initial experience was in the Petro Chemical Industry before becoming actively involved in the telecommunications industry that included being Secretary General of the African telecommunications forum.

He is chairman of WBS, which provides the wireless data network to the SA national lottery. Other business ventures include prepaid voucher systems in Uganda and other African countries. Thami is also chairman of and oversees Tradepage’s involvement in the telecommunications industry in Africa.

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Jul 22, 2003
Born and bred in the township of Soweto,Johannesburg,Thami Mtshali is a pioneering businessman who started off his career as a chemical engineer in the Petro Chemical Industry, working both locally and abroad. He then decided to actively pursue an entrepreneurial career in the telecommunications industry co-founding WBS in 1998.

WBS, which started as a greenfields, was originally established to provide the former national lottery company Uthingo with a narrowband-based network backbone for the national lottery.

Thami then successfully led the company through a strategic shift of focus toward mobile broadband wireless resulting in the launch of IBurst SA. The company has since grown phenomenally to the highly reputable group of companies it is today, including both IBurst and Broadlink.

Thami is the co-founder of Broadlink and serves as the chairman of the company. He also serves as a Trustee on the Jacob Zuma Education Trust.

Thami holds a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from Tuskagee University and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Akron University.