Former Telkom Chief Commercial Officer Brian Armstrong joins Wits

Former Telkom Chief Commercial Officer Brian Armstrong has been appointed to head up the WBS/Telkom Chair in Digital Business at Wits Business School.

Armstrong retired from Telkom this year, after working in roles across Telkom Business and Telkom Retail – including Consumer, Cybernest and Mobile.

“It is an honour to have someone of Brian’s standing in the telecoms industry to lead this important portfolio,” said Wits.

“After 15 years at the CSIR, he joined British Telecoms Global Services as Vice President: Middle East and Africa. He then joined Telkom in 2010 and was there until March 2017, when he resigned as Chief Commercial Officer,” said the university.

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.

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