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04-02-2012, 01:29 PM
Jeffrey Hedberg is the former Altech COO. He stepped down in January 2012.

Jeffrey Hedberg was previously the acting CEO of Telkom, and before that the CEO of Multi-Links.

JSE-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Hedberg as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to the Altech Group, effective 1 July 2011.

Hedberg was appointed Telkom's acting group CEO in July 2010. He took over from Reuben September, who in terms of his contract was supposed to leave in November 2010, but left abruptly at the beginning of July 2010.

Hedberg was initially employed as CEO of Telkom's Nigerian subsidiary Multi-Links.

Boston-born Hedberg said within two weeks of his appointment at acting CEO, he saw "a great company" in Telkom.

Hedberg was credited with turning around mobile phone company Cell C during his tenure as CEO there.

Hedberg was also chairman of Virgin Mobile South Africa.

Communications Minister Roy Padayachie, at an announcement in Midrand of the digital television standard South Africa is to adopt, declined to comment on Hedberg's departure.

Jeffrey Hedberg became CellC CEO on 16 May 2006, taking over from Talaat Laham. Hedberg is the former CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Telekom, USA and Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG.


Hedberg studied business at Northeastern University and international relations and management at the University of Denver.

Work Experience

In 1998, Jeffrey A. Hedberg had it made according to a BusinessWeek Online article (http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_15/b3676107.htm ) about his career. His turnaround of the international operations of Swisscom had vaulted him to the highest rungs of the Swiss national phone company. At 36, he was the youngest member of the management board and the only American. Yet he still had time to enjoy being a gentleman farmer at his Alpine home, where he fed the sheep and even harvested hay. It was a really nice life, he recalls.

He started as an intern at U.S. West in 1990, before moving to London to work in the company's international division. In 1992, took a job advising telecom clients of Coopers & Lybrand.

In 1994, he was named head of international operations at Swiss national phone company Swisscom. Since January, 1999, he worked as the chief of international operations at Deutsche Telekom. In 2006 he moved to CellC, replacing Talaat Laham as CEO of South Africa’s third cellular provider.