Sipho Maseko the new Telkom CEO

Sipho Maseko has been named as the new Telkom CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Nombulelo Moholi who announced her resignation in November 2012. Maseko will take over from Moholi on 1 April 2013.

Maseko was the former Vodacom Chief Operating Officer, and before joining Vodacom served as Chief Executive Officer of BP Southern Africa. Sipho Maseko was educated at the Universities of Natal and Witwatersrand. He holds BA and LLB degrees.

Telkom also announced that it is appointing Dr Brian Armstrong as Group Chief Operating Officer.

“The appointment of a seasoned executive with telecommunications experience is another building block in Telkom´s turnaround process,” said  Telkom chairman Jabu Mabuza.

“The objective of Telkom´s turnaround is to deliver sustainable performance. It is a strategy that requires a strong leadership team with the ability to ensure performance and execution and gain the support of all its stakeholders.”

“Telkom is a great asset for South Africa and I am privileged to be entrusted with its leadership. I am determined that we’ll earn the trust of all our stakeholders the old-fashioned way, by delivering results,” said Maseko.

“Having spoken earlier today to Brian Armstrong, I am delighted that he shares this focus and look forward to working with him,” Maseko added.

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