Dark Fibre Africa Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Heydon Hall

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) today announced the appointment of Dr Heydon Hall as its Chief Information Officer. The key focus of his role at DFA is to develop and oversee the implementation of a robust and integrated information-technology strategy, as well as the company’s overall digital transformation and enterprise architecture.

With over 20 years’ senior IT-leadership experience, Hall has led teams in digital transformation and business re-engineering turnarounds for numerous large organisations and has been involved in several successful technology start-ups.

DFA CEO, Andries Delport, welcomed Hall’s addition to the company’s executive leadership. “Heydon joins DFA at a time when we are going through extensive restructuring to become a leaner, more agile business, and he has all the right skills and experience to help accelerate DFA’s journey towards this goal,” he said.

Hall sees himself as a student of business, an innovator, and a serial corporate entrepreneur whose CIO roles give him the opportunity to pair his organisational-design and technology skills to enhance business performance. He has extensive technology-implementation and corporate-leadership experience at executive and board level. He has a solid track record in the business re-engineering arena and brings great insight into the robotic-process-automation and artificial-intelligence spaces.

He holds a DCom (Performance, Leadership, and Change) from the university of Johnnesburg. He studied his MBA through Oxford Brookes University, with a focus on organisational design, technology, and marketing. He also holds a BCom with majors in economics, business, marketing, and law from Unisa.


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