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Senior Leadership

Senior Leadership

  • Vodacom South Africa Executive Committee
  • Managing Directors – International Operations

Vodacom South Africa Executive Committee

  • Member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee and Vodacom SA Executive Committee
  • Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa

Sitholizwe Mdlalose

Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa

Qualifications : Bachelor Accounting Science (BCompt), University of South Africa. Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Senior Executive Programme Africa, Harvard Business School.

Sitho was appointed to the role of Managing Director and executive director of Vodacom South Africa with effect from 1 July 2022. Prior to this Sitho was the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Plc from 1 November 2021 to 30 June 2022. Sitho has previously held various roles at Vodacom including that of Finance Director of Vodacom South Africa , Interim Chief Financial Officer of Vodacom Group and as well as the Chief Financial Officer of Vodacom Group’s International Business. Prior to joining Vodacom Group, he worked for Vodafone Group for more than 6 years holding senior roles within the Group. Sitho has over 20 years finance, management and consulting experience of which 14 have been in telecommunications across both emerging and developed markets.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of the Vodacom SA

Refilwe Nkabinde

Executive Director: Finance of Vodacom South Africa

Qualifications: BCom Hons, CA (SA).

Refilwe Nkabinde was appointed as Finance Director for Vodacom South Africa with effect from 1 November 2021. Refilwe is a Chartered Accountant with strong corporate financial leadership experience in the information technology, telecommunications, banking, and FMCG industries. She has over 19 years of strategic, operational, and management experience leading and managing teams, departments, and companies in challenging and diverse environments.

Refilwe joined Vodacom in November 2018 as Managing Executive: CBU Finance Business Partner from Business Connection where she held various senior leadership roles, including Group Financial Manager, Deputy CFO and Chief Financial Officer - a role she held for 2 years. During her time as CBU Finance Business Partner, she was instrumental in supporting decision-making as well as delivering great financial performance for the financial year 2020/2021.

Refilwe was one of the Top 5 finalists in the 2017 Standard Bank Rising star award, ICT sector - a national platform aimed at recognising inspirational & passionate individuals under 40. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director for both listed and unlisted entities.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of the Vodacom SA

William Mzimba

Chief Officer: Vodacom Business

Qualifications: MBA from Bond University, BA (Honours) in Business Studies from De Montfort University, Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from Wits, and a Diploma in Datametrics (Computer Science) from UNISA.

William Mzimba is the Chief Officer: Vodacom Business and a member of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee. He joined Vodacom on 1 May 2018.

He is responsible for Vodacom's Enterprise Units in Africa, leading a team tasked with driving digital transformation in targeted industries and markets working with large & small enterprises, corporates, small office/home office (SoHo) and Governments.William joined from Accenture Africa where he was the Chief Executive and Chairman since 2006. In that role, he oversaw the growth and strategy of Accenture in Africa, advised clients on their business strategies, helped transform their businesses and build technology platforms.

He played a key role in positioning Accenture as the foremost innovative digital services firm in digital marketing and customer experience, cloud, industrial internet of things, applied intelligence (analytics, big data and Artificial Intelligence) and security. He built industrial scale delivery centres for technology, business process outsourcing, research and liquid studio used for rapid prototyping and open innovation. He also served as their Financial Services Industry lead, taking responsibility for their banking and insurance businesses.

Prior to joining Accenture in 2000, William was Co-founder and Director of a technology consulting business and IT training business. He also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, NSB as well as Sage Life in various leadership roles. He is a passionate entrepreneur, innovator and disruptor. He is increasingly recognised as one of the continent's pre-eminent business and thought leaders. One of the flagship platforms he created includes the Accenture Innovation Index and Conference, which is renowned for cultivating thought leadership on innovation.

  • Member of the Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of Vodacom SA

Jorge Mendes

Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit

Qualifications: Vodacom Advanced Executive Program (UNISA), Customer care & Call Centre Diploma (Damelin College), Project Management (Xpert Project Management).

Jorge Mendes is the Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit. Jorge joined Vodacom in 1994, and since then he has played a number of roles in the business. He has also successfully managed all the sales channels within South Africa and has driven strong operational management in the regions. During his tenure in the business he has worked in our businesses in Tanzania, DRC and Mozambique.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of Vodacom SA

Takalani Netshitenzhe

Chief Officer: Vodacom SA External Affairs Director

Qualifications: LLB (Wits), Higher Diploma in Company Law (Wits), BJuris (University of Venda), Master's Degree Security Studies (University of Pretoria), Executive Education and Post Graduate Certificates (Wits and Harvard Kennedy School of Government).

Taki was appointed as Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs for Vodacom Group with effect from September 2016. She was later appointed as Executive Director in Vodacom South Africa and Chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation.

Taki has had a stint as a part-time lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of Venda. She then spent 20years in government mainly as a lawyer and policy advisor in the security cluster whilst employed in the Ministry for Intelligence Services. She developed well-honed legal skills as a law writer and legal advisor in public policy development as well as stakeholder and relationship management. These competencies were augmented during her 4 year stint as Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Hungary and Croatia. Before taking up the diplomatic post, she operated as CEO of Electronic Communications Security (Pty) (Ltd), a state owned entity that was established under the then National Intelligence Agency.

She received several merit awards which include the Hungarian Eotvos (ELTE) University commemorative medal and certificate for relentless efforts to promote academic and cultural collaboration between South Africa and Hungary, and deepening bilateral relations between the two countries. She was also awarded the Intelligence Services Woman of the Year award for meritorious contribution to the South African intelligence policy and legal dispensation. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1996. Taki is currently the Read to Lead Ambassador for the Department of Basic Education.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of the Vodacom SA

Errol Van Graan

Chief Officer: Commercial Operations

Qualifications: Degree in Cost and Management Accounting (Cape Peninsula University), Vodafone Inspire Programme and Vodacom Advanced Executive Programme.

Errol was appointed as Chief Officer: Commercial Operations Business Unit from 1 February 2018, Prior to this he was at Vodafone Australia where he held the position of Director: Customer Operations since 2015, and delivered the Customer Service and Experience strategy for the company.

Errol started his career at Vodacom in 2004 as a Regional Trainer in the Vodacom Academy. In 2007 he was promoted to Executive Head: Vodacom Academy. He continued to build his career within Vodacom and Vodafone and held various Customer Service Support and Operations Director roles. Errol is well experienced in leading customer operations and consumer contact centers having worked in Romania and Australia.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Executive director of the Vodacom SA

Beverly Ngwenya

Technology Director: Vodacom SA

Qualifications: BSc Electrical Engineering degree (University of Cape Town), Senior Executive Programme (Harvard Business School)

Beverly Ngwenya was appointed to the new Vodacom South Africa Exco as Technology Director on 1 July 2020. Beverly joined Vodacom in 2010 and was previously Network Officer responsible for the Mobile Network Engineering and Operations functions of Vodacom South Africa having held several Network and IT positions in Vodacom and Vodafone.

  • Member of Vodacom SA
    Executive Committee
  • Human Resources Director of Vodacom South Africa

Njabulo Mashigo

Human Resources Director of Vodacom South Africa

Qualifications: BA Industrial Psychology (Rhodes University), MBA (GIBS) and Global Talent Development Programme (INSEAD Business School).

Njabulo was appointed to the role of Human Resources Director and executive director of Vodacom South Africa with effect from 1 February 2021. She joins Vodacom SA from Heineken, Amsterdam where she had been on assignment as a Talent Management lead and OpCo spanbreaker in the Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe (AMEE) region since September 2018. Njabulo has 18 years of extensive experience in the human resources management value chain, 9 years of which have been in senior leadership roles.

Previously, Njabulo held the role of Heineken’s Human Resources Director: Southern Africa. Her previous roles include Director: Human Resources at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Chief Director: Human Resources and Head of Talent Management at the National Treasury of South Africa.

Managing Directors – International Operations