Troubled JSE-listed tech firm EOH today announced the appointment of Andrew Mthembu to its board of directors.
Mthembu appointed with Dr Anushka Bogdanov and Michael Bosman as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect.
“These appointments are another important milestone for the EOH Group as the skill and experience brought by our incoming directors will go a long way towards enhancing and complementing our leadership capability and governance oversight,” Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, Chairman of EOH, said.
“Our Board is now also compliant with the King Code of Corporate Governance.”
Mthembu was born in Swaziland and started his career in the Ministry of Works and Communications as an engineer before joining the DBSA in project finance where he became the liaison between the DBSA, the South African government and the then Homelands.
He went on to work for Otis Elevators, a United Technologies Company as a Contracts Manager and later as Inland Regional Manager in their South African Operations. While at Otis he spent two years in their North American Operations in Toronto, Canada. He then moved on to become MD of Murray & Roberts in their toll roads concession business, Tolcon.
While at Murray and Roberts, Andrew worked with multinational teams on infrastructure projects both locally and internationally.
He subsequently appointed as MD of Vodacom SA where his time characterised by massive growth driven by the introduction of the pre-paid product, the widespread expansion of the technical infrastructure, and fast-paced market development.
At Vodacom, Mthembu also charged with setting up their International Operations as MD, culminating in the expansion of the company’s footprint to Mozambique, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as Lesotho.
He also served as an advisor to the Minister of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa on ICT industry issues and during this tenure. At the invitation of President Mbeki, he was appointed to lead the establishment of Broadband Infraco and successfully led the required parliamentary approvals and built the institution on the back of Transnet and Eskom fibre assets.
Mthembu now manages his investment company and consults to various clients on ICT strategies.