Vodacom Group’s former chief technology officer Andries Delport has been appointed the new CEO of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), reports say.
ICT-focused investment-holding company Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) made the announcement on Monday.
According to IT Web, Delport will take over on September 30 when the current CEO Thinus Mulder formally steps down.
“Thinus will still be available to the group until at least December 2021. His consummate knowledge of the CIVH group’s businesses and the ICT industry is an asset that CIVH will still want to draw upon,” CIVH group CEO and DFA chairperson Raymond Ndlovu was quoted as saying.
Mulder is DFA’s founding chief financial officer and has been with the business for the past 13 years, Tech Central said.
Ndlovu lauded Mulder’s leadership in “achieving the company’s stellar financial performance and the significant improvement in DFA’s Net Promoter Score in recent years”.
DFA builds fibre-optic telecommunications networks and has deployed over 14 000km of ducting infrastructure in major metros, secondary cities, and smaller towns.