Former Gijima CEO joins T-Systems

Jonas Bogoshi, the former CEO at JSE-listed IT company Gijima, has joined T-Systems in the role of vice president of sales.

Bogoshi left his position at the struggling IT company at the end of 2012, following a five year spell as CEO.

He explained at the time that he had always intended to stay for a five year period, with his contract set for that time frame.

At the time of his leaving, Gijima reported a decline in revenue for the 12 months ended June 2012, to R2.53 billion, from R2.56 billion in 2011; but the group reduced its operating loss to R49.1 million, from R258.2 million before.

T-Systems sent out a newsletter late last year to announce Bogoshi’s appointment.

“At the beginning of November the T-Systems team was joined by Mr Jonas Bogoshi, who took up the position of vice president of sales for T-Systems South Africa. Jonas is a well-known and experienced leader within the ICT industry, who started his journey in the industry after graduating from University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences.

“Jonas has experience as both a service provider and as a customer in the ICT industry. He has worked for a local systems integrator, multinational systems integrator and also for a hardware product OEM. He has built a vast network of strategic professional relationships across the country and has held executive roles in both private and public sector
organisations.”

Bogoshi has previously worked for companies including IBM and Cisco Systems.

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