Reshaad Sha has resigned as a director and chief strategy officer of Dark Fibre Africa and CEO of Internet of things network operator SqwidNet to take the reins as the new CEO of Liquid Telecom in South Africa (formerly Neotel).
Sha’s appointment to Liquid Telecom is effective 1 June 2018.
Liquid Telecom, which bought Neotel in a R6.5bn deal in 2017, said Sha will oversee the growth of digital services and the roll-out of enhanced network services for enterprises and consumers.
Garth Schooling, Liquid Telecom’s managing executive of new business development, has served as interim CEO since Kyle Whitehill’s departure in March and will remain in charge at Liquid Telecom South Africa until the end of May.
In a statement, Dark Fibre Africa CEO Thinus Mulder said Sha “contributed widely to the success of the DFA group during his tenure, being a key contributor to formulating our short-, mid-, and long-term strategies, formalising the DFA product set and directing the expansion into managed services, establishing stronger public-sector relationships and leading DFA’s entry into fibre to the home”.
“We wish Reshaad luck in his future endeavours and hope that he finds the same success that he enjoyed during his time with us,” Mulder said.
Sha is currently completing a two-month management course at Harvard University in the US.
Phatizwe Malinga has been appointed as acting CEO of SqwidNet until a full-time replacement has been named. Vino Govender is acting chief strategy officer for Dark Fibre Africa, a position he has held since December 2017. — (c) 2018 NewsCentral Media