Maya Makanjee, a former Chief Officer, Corporate Affairs at Vodacom, has been named as the non-executive chairman of JSE-listed tech group Datatec. Makanjee replaces long-serving non-executive chairman Stephen Davidson on 1 March 2022.
Davidson was appointed as non-executive chairman of Datatec on 1 February 2007.
“I am delighted to be passing the chairmanship of Datatec to such a distinguished successor who has been a highly respected and trusted board colleague for the past
few years,” Davidson said.
Maya Makanjee has also been appointed to the Nominations Committee with effect from 1 July 2021 and her current role as Chairman of the Datatec Remuneration Committee will end on 1 March 2022. Her successor as Remuneration Committee Chairman will be announced in due course.
“Together with the rest of the board, I look forward to continuing working with Maya as she assumes her new leadership role as chairman of the Board,” said Datatec’s CEO Jens Montana.
Makanjee joined the Datatec Board on 1 November 2018.
She has considerable experience as an executive and director of prominent companies including Vodacom, SABMiller and Nestle.
Her experience in non-executive roles is also extensive, and her current directorships
include Tiger Brands, Truworths and MPact. She is also a Trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.