South Africa’s biggest JSE-listed tech firm Datatec has named former Federal Reserve Bank of New York Ms Ekta Singh-Bushell as an independent non-executive director.
The JSE-listed firm said Ekta Singh-Bushell – brings a great deal of experience to the business.
She will also be a member of Datatec’s Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and Social & Ethics Committee.
Her appointment is effective from 1 June 2018.
“I am delighted to welcome Ekta to our Board. She will bring a great deal of valuable experience to Datatec from her exceptional career in the management and governance of technology,” said Stephen Davidson, chairman of Datatec,
Ms Singh-Bushell serves on public and private corporate boards bringing diverse global management experience and expertise in financial, digital technology, cybersecurity and risk operations.
She was Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and previously had a 17 year career in senior managing partner roles with EY, such as US Innovation & Digital Strategy Leader, Northeast Advisory People Leader and Chief Information Security Officer.
She has led transformations across multiple industries impacted by digital technology and information management advances.
She is currently a member of the board of directors and of the Audit Committee of Nasdaq-listed TTEC, a global CX services leader, and acts for DecisionGPS LLC and LifeStream [Taxonometrics] as strategic board advisor.
Ms Singh-Bushell is a Certified Public Accountant (USA). She has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelors of
Engineering degree from the University of Poona, India.