Willem Marais has been appointed to the post of Group Managing Executive for Liquid Telecom Group and also joins as the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Telecom South Africa.
Marais, who brings over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, will be responsible for all Liquid Telecom’s global wholesale data business across the service provider market and will also head Liquid Telecom’s business operations in South Africa.
Prior to joining Liquid Telecom Group, Marais held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at SEACOM as well as a number of senior positions with the Siemens Group of Companies.
Says Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnick: “Willem has a great track record of developing long-term customer partnerships and leading negotiations with large scale wholesale telecommunication infrastructure transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, which make him perfect for this important position within our company.”
“I am pleased to join this dynamic and experienced team who are spearheading telecommunications development across the continent. Liquid Telecom is a leading provider of core telecommunication fibre infrastructure in Africa and provides a vital service in the enablement of Internet, data and transactional services that underpins economic growth in the African market,” Marais said.
Source : CIO East Africa