Access Bank Rwanda appoints Faustin Rukundo as new Managing Director

RWANDA – Access Bank Rwanda Plc. Has announced the appointment of Mr. Faustin Rukundo Byishimo as Managing Director, effective May 1, 2021. He succeeds Mr. Jean-Claude Karayenzi who has been deployed to the Access Bank Group. Mr. Faustin Rukundo Byishimo has a wealth of experience of over 20 years of which 18 in the Banking industry and joins Access Bank from another financial institution where he was, in his last assignment and for the past 5 years, the Executive Director for Business Development. In this role, he led and oversaw…

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Ghanian Thomas Kyei-Boateng appointed as CFO of ISACA

GHANA – Ghanian Thomas Kyei-Boateng has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance. Kyei-Boateng is a seasoned strategic finance professional with a strong background across the finance spectrum in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and investments. In his role as CFO, Kyei-Boateng will lead the finance team at the global technology association, which serves more than 150,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy worldwide. His work will include advancing the alignment of ISACA’s finances with…

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DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services appoints Silvio Weiland as general manager

ETHIOPIA – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in the country. Weiland takes over the leadership role from Berhanu Kassa, who was one of those instrumental in forging the strategic partnership between DHL and Ethiopian Airlines. Kassa will continue to support the joint venture whilst he returns to handle logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines. Weiland will report to Ivin George, managing director for DHL Global Forwarding, East…

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Kofo Sanusi appointed as new COO for AVCA

AFRICA – African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has announced the appointment of Kofo Sanusi as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sanusi joins AVCA from Founders Factory Africa (FFA), a venture development company investing in start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa. “Kofo is the right person to support the Association as we implement the strategic vision and continue to deliver value for our members. She brings an exceptional track record of providing strategic, operational, and financial management for various businesses across Africa,” Abi Mustapha-Maduakor, AVCA CEO, said. “Her in-depth…

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SoftwareONE appoints Marilyn Moodley as country manager for South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Swiss tech company SoftwareONE, has appointed Marilyn Moodley as South African Country Leader. SoftwareONE is an end-to-end cloud technology and software solutions company that operates in over 90 countries. An eight-year veteran with the company, Moodley takes over the reins from Grant Bryce who is now leading SoftwareONE Ireland. Her new role comes at an exciting time for SoftwareONE as it rapidly expands its capabilities into areas like SAP migration services, application modernization and hyperscale cloud services and solutions. In the last six months alone, the organization…

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Digital payment firm Cellulant picks acting CEO, eyes North Africa as first stop

KENYA – Digital payments company Cellulant has hired Akshay Grover as the Acting Chief Executive Officer effective May as Ken Njoroge, the co-founder and CEO transitions from his position to take up new roles at the board level. Grover has over 15 years of experience focused on the TMT across the EMEA and Asia region and hopes to disrupt more mainstream business’ on the continent at Cellulant. Before Cellulant he worked at ISON which covered Asia, ME, Africa, and worked closely with the founders of the ISON tech investment portfolio to expand and…

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ASIP Accelerator picks two iconic women to its advisory board to help scale Africa’s best startups

AFRICA – Telecel Group’s Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech has announced the creation of an industry advisory board to attract highly regarded executives with a passion for supporting African startups.  The founding members of the board are two accomplished female leaders who bring 55 years of combined experience – Eleanor Azar and Dale Mathias have been appointed as Director and Advisor to the Board respectively. ASIP offers several programs to support earlier stage African startups whose innovative ideas are making a profound difference in their…

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Heirs Oil & Gas announces appointment of CEO, non-executive board

NIGERIA – Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG), an African integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of Osayande Igiehon as Chief Executive Officer, together with a distinguished non-executive board. Mr. Igiehon joins from the Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), where he was previously a Vice-President with the Group in the Hague, Netherlands. He brings over twenty-seven years of experience and expertise in the oil and gas sector with Shell, where he held a series of senior management positions. Mr. Igiehon previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Gabon,…

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Airtel Nigeria appoints C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

NIGERIA – Airtel Nigeria, a Telecommunications firm and subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria with effect from August 1. In addition, Surendran will be appointed to the Executive Committee (ExCo) as Regional Operating Director, reporting to the CEO of Airtel Africa plc, and onto the Board of Airtel Networks (Nigeria) Limited. Surendran replaces Olusegun Ogunsanya who has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa plc with effect from October 1,…

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Jubilee Life Insurance Tanzania appoints Hellena Mzena as CEO

TANZANIA – The Board of Jubilee Life Insurance Corporation of Tanzania Limited has announced the appointment of Ms Helena Christopher Mzena as the insurer’s Chief Executive Officer. Ms Mzena has been the company’s; Chief Financial Officer having joined the underwriter in 2011 and has held various senior management positions in both Jubilee Insurance Company of Tanzania and Jubilee Life Insurance Corporation of Tanzania Limited. She is considered a highly experienced professional with an extensive background in strategy and leadership. She has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry.…

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