Telkom “Ousts” BCX CEO, Jonas Bogoshi Steps In To Take Over The Role

Russell will be replaced by Jonas Bogoshi, who joined BCX in April.

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Telkom on Friday announced that BCX CEO Ian Russell will leave the company at the end of Augusts.

Russel assume the role of CEO at Africa’s premier end-to-end digital solutions provider on 1 May 2017.

The company didn’t provide reasons for the departure of Russell.

Ian Russell will support the conclusion of certain projects until the end of August, said Telkom.

“Over the past twelve months in his role at BCX, Russell has been effective in driving efficiencies through business process reengineering and restructuring the cost base. I have worked closely with Ian for about four years and he has been instrumental in helping us migrate system and drive efficiencies across the group. I wish to thank Ian for his hard work and dedication to Telkom Group,” said Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko.

Maseko added that he was grateful for Russell’s contribution in setting the (BCX) up for future growth.

Russell will be replaced by Jonas Bogoshi, who joined BCX in April.

Jonas Bogoshi. BizNis Africa
Jonas Bogoshi. BizNis Africa

“Since joining BCX, Jonas has brought his wealth of experience to the organisation. He has worked with Ian as part of the team to migrate the multiple entities into the six entities that make up BCX,” said Maseko.

“We are pleased to have the skills and calibre of Jonas to ensure a smooth transition. Succession planning has always been one of Telkom’s priorities.”

Telkom said Bogoshi has vast experience in leading IT organisations, including as CEO of Gijima and most recently as Country Manager of Dell EMC.

“Bogoshi will continue to implement in line with Telkom’s growth plan for BCX. “The business will continue focusing on leading application and infrastructure service capabilities and investing in future growth areas, which include driving solutions and business outcomes for our customers,” said Maseko.

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