Vodacom Group has appointed Peter Malebye as Managing Executive for Internet of Things (IoT) Africa Vodacom Group Business. Peter replaces Deon Liebenberg who left Vodacom a few months ago. Peter will report into Vodacom Group Business Chief Enterprise Officer, William Mzimba and will form part of the Vodacom Business executive committee. He will be responsible for driving thought leadership, strategic direction, business development and the sustained growth of Vodacom’s IoT business across the continent.
Peter previously held the position of Managing Executive responsible for Industrial/Commercial IoT and Operational Technology commercialisation at BCX almost 20 years of experience spanning various industries, including telecommunications. During this time he has had significant exposure to numerous functions including customer analytics, digital transformation, digital platform ecosystems, digital solutions development and integration.
Commenting on the announcement Mzimba said: “We are delighted to announce Peter’s appointment as IoT Managing Executive for Vodacom Group Business. Peter is has established himself as a thought leader in IoT in South Africa and brings to Vodacom a range of industry experience that will be beneficial to the business and its clients.”
Having qualified as an electrical engineer in 1998, Peter choose to follow his career in telecommunications which started with Alcatel in 1999. He also holds a Bachelor Electrical Engineering and GDE (Industrial Engineering from Wits University).
Commenting on his appointment, Peter said: “I join Vodacom at a particularly exciting time for the business as it is focused on delivering exponential change through technology for customers and clients. The IoT capability will be a significant enabler in ensuring that the country participates fully in the fourth industrial revolution. Vodacom Business has established itself as a leader in the IoT market and I look forward to being part of the journey that will see the delivery of compelling vertical industry platform solutions to clients.”