Internet Solutions (IS) recently announced that it had appointed Dr Setumo Mohapi as Managing Executive. Dr Mohapi will replace Saki Missaikos who has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Go-to-Market executive for Dimension Data. Mohapi is said to be a highly respected leader and has achieved a number of accolades during his time in both the public and private sectors.
“Setumo has deep knowledge and insight of both the ICT industry and the broader market in which we operate, as well as technology trends and client expectations. His experience, expertise and strong leadership skills will shape the next chapter of IS’ success story focused on delivering unparalleled connectedness and digitisation capability for South Africa and the wider continent, and ensure that the company continues on its growth path,” said Missaikos on Dr Mohapi’s appointment.
Dr Mohapi was a vital member of the new business ventures team that designed and launched Voice, one of IS’ most successful platforms, in 2004. Mohapi served as the Chief Executive Officer of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) for 4 years. In addition to this, Mohapi was also the Chief Executive Officer of SENTECH and has held positions at Neotel, Telkom and Transtel.
“Internet Solutions is a place where people are passionate about what they do – whether developing new technologies, building the best competencies or servicing clients. It’s a great pleasure to re-join IS after all these years. I’m excited about the future of this organisation – with the vast opportunities presented by changes in fundamental digital technologies and related user demands and expectations – we have the capability, brightest people and an incredible technology base that we are going to harness to defy the boundaries of creativity and possibility as we develop solutions for and with our clients,” said Mohapi.
Mohapi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Mohapi obtained both of these degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Wits University.
Edited by Kojo Essah
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