Vodacom Group on Friday announced the appointment of William Mzimba as Chief Officer for Vodacom Business.
His appointment is effective from 1 May 2018.
He will be responsible for Vodacom’s enterprise units in Africa and will lead a strong team tasked with driving digital transformation in targeted industries and markets.
William joins Vodacom from Accenture where he held the position of Chief Executive and Chairman of Accenture in Africa since 2006.
During this 18-year tenure, he oversaw the growth and strategy of Accenture in Africa, advised clients on their business strategies and helped transform their businesses through technology platforms. More recently he also served as their Financial Services industry lead, responsible for banking and insurance business.
William fills the role vacated by current SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana in October last year.
He will report directly to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub and will serve on both the group executive committee and the board of Vodacom SA.
He holds an MBA, BA (Honours) in Business Studies, Management Advancement Programme (MAP) and Diploma in Datametrics.
“I join Vodacom at a particularly exciting time for the Group as it is focused on delivering exponential change through technology for customers and clients and will be a significant player in ensuring that the continent participates fully in the fourth industrial revolution,” William said.
“Vodacom Business has established itself as a leading Pan African unit and I look forward to being part of the journey that will see the development and delivery of compelling digital propositions to clients.”