Seacom, Africa’s converged ICT services provider, today announced the appointment of Lucas Malamule Ndala as the new Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), succeeding Richard Schumacher, who previously held the role.

 Ndala’s appointment as GCFO marks a pivotal moment in Seacom’s ongoing journey of growth and innovation.

With a career spanning over two decades, Ndala brings a wealth of financial expertise and industry insight to the organisation.

He has a remarkable track record, having served in various executive roles within the Telkom Group, including CFO, COO, Group Executive for the GCEO Support Office, and board member of the Telkom Group division, Openserve. He also served as CFO at BCX and interim CEO of Postbank.

The company said his extensive experience and strong academic background make him exceptionally well suited to lead Seacom’s financial strategies with precision and innovation. 

At the same time, Schumacher will transition to a new position as Chief Wholesale and Strategic Alliances Officer. In this capacity, Schumacher will play a crucial role in fostering stronger relationships with Seacom’s global customers, partners, and suppliers, further enhancing its strategic position in the market.

 These leadership changes came as Seacom advanced its transformative phase. The company is committed to addressing the evolving needs of its customers, driving sustained growth, expanding into new markets, and transitioning to a regional focus with localised customer attention. 

“We are excited to welcome Ndala as our new Group Chief Financial Officer, and usher Schumacher into his new role. Ndala’s appointment reflects our commitment to enhancing our financial strategy and sustainability, while Schumacher’s new position highlights our dedication to strategic partnerships and alliances. Together, they will play integral roles in guiding SEACOM to new heights in the telecommunications and managed services industry,” said Alpheus Mangale, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Seacom.

 The company added that these strategic leadership changes underscore Seacom’s dedication to staying at the forefront of the ICT sector.

As the company forges ahead in this dynamic landscape, it looks forward to leveraging Ndala’s financial expertise and Schumacher’s strategic acumen to drive innovation and continued success.


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