Speakers at the MyBroadband 2013 Conference

Aki Anastasiou

Aki Anastasiou

Radio 702

Aki Anastasiou is a regular stand-in talk show host, while at the same time, having assisted in the development of 702's internet presence. He hosts "Technobytes" every Monday afternoon with David O'Sullivan and also hosts the "Technology and Gadget Show" with Jenny Crwys-Williams every fortnight. He is also the "techno-man" for both 702 and Cape Talk when any technology news makes the headlines.


Shameel Joosub

Shameel Joosub

Vodacom CEO

Shameel is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain. He was previously the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa and a Director on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 until 2010 prior to his secondment to Vodafone Spain. Shameel joined Vodacom in March 1994 after completing his articles and has held a number of senior positions in Vodacom. He was re-appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in September 2012.


Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong

Telkom Chief Operating Officer

Prior to appointment as COO, Armstrong served as Senior Managing Executive: Enterprise at Telkom. Brian Armstrong is the former Vice-President for BT Group plc's (formerly British Telecom) Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, with overall responsibility to oversee and grow BT's activities across the region, extending from Turkey in the North, to Pakistan in the East, down to South Africa.


Jannie van Zyl

Jannie van Zyl

Vodacom HOD consumer data

Jannie Van Zyl is an Electronics Engineer by training and an ICT veteran with over 25 years experience in the industry. He has spent the last 5 years with the Vodacom Group where he was involved in various areas of the business, from operations to strategy before he took the position of CEO at iBurst in 2009. In 2010 Van Zyl joined Vodacom again after a year at the helm of iBurst.


Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig

Cell C Chief Executive Officer

Alan Knott-Craig is the chief executive officer of Cell C. He has held this position since 1 April 2012. Previously Knott-Craig served as CEO of Vodacom Limited since 1993 and Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom Group since October 1996. Knott-Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering cum laude from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa.


Gustav Smit

Gustav Smit

DFA CEO

Gustav Smit is the CEO for Dark Fibre Africa. He also holds a position at CIV Holdings, held since 1992. Gustav holds a Hons. B Compt from the University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika.


Jacques Du Toit

Jacques Du Toit

Vox Telecom CEO

Jacques du Toit has a B.Com (Business Management) from the University of Pretoria. Jacques started his career as a sales consultant with CellPro. In 1995, he joined Plessey Cellular as a sales consultant and was promoted to National Sales Manager in September 1998. In April 1999 he joined Orion as National Business Development Manager and later became National Sales Manager, before being appointed to the board of a subsidiary of Orion during 2003.


Amith Maharaj

Amith Maharaj

Senior Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile

Amith Maharaj was appointed to Telkom in 2008 as the Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile. He has since been developing and executing Telkom's mobile strategy (business and network) which will see R6 billion of capital investment over 5 years. Maharaj obtained his Engineering degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1998 and completed an MBA in 2005. He has also served on the Swiftnet (Fastnet) board as a non-executive director.


Sunil Joshi

Sunil Joshi

Neotel CEO

Sunil Joshi is the Chief Executive Officer at Neotel. Joshi was previously the President of Global Enterprise Solutions for Tata Communications. Joshi has more than 22 years of experience in the Indian domestic and global IT & Telecommunications industry.



Gian Visser

Gian Visser

Afrihost CEO

Gian Visser is the co-founder and CEO of Afrihost.com one of the leading web hosting and internet providers in South Africa. Gian is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping each client maximise their success on the internet. He also loves learning all he can about the psychology of buyer behaviour especially as it relates to making purchases online.


Zunaid Bulbulia

Zunaid Bulbulia

MTN SA CEO

Zunaid Bulbulia is the current Chief Financial Officer at MTN SA. Bulbulia has 19 years of experience in telecoms, and is also a founding member of MTN. He was appointed CFO of MTN SA in 2005. As CEO, he is tasked with bolstering MTN's competitive position in the South Africa market.


Leon Staphorst

Leon Staphorst

SANREN head

Leon is the Manager at South African National Research and Education Network (SANREN). Leon holds a B.Eng (cum laude), and a M.Eng (cum laude), in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria.



Puleng Kwele

Puleng Kwele

Broadband Infraco CEO

She is a seasoned telecommunications professional who holds a BSc. Honours degree from University of the Witwatersrand. She also has post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School and a Certificate in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg. Puleng Kwele the Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Infraco has 10 years senior management experience in various functions fo business and 14 years' experience in telecommunications.


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