Uys steps down from Vodacom board

Pieter Uys, Vodacom‘s former CEO stepped down from the board on Thursday (6 September) and has been replaced by Shameel Joosub.

Joosub will also take up the role of managing director of Vodacom South Africa.

Paolo Bertoluzzo, non-executive director, has taken up a new role as chief executive officer: Southern Europe at Vodafone. In view of this, Bertoluzzo has stepped down from the board.

Karen Witts, non-executive director, is also set to leave Vodafone at the end of September to take up a position at another FTSE top 100 company. As a result she has resigned from the board.

Serpil Timuray (B Admin) has joined the board. Serpil is the CEO of Vodafone Turkey, having joined Vodafone in January 2009. She was the former CEO of Danone Turkey and began her career in 1991 with Procter & Gamble where she was later appointed to the executive committee of P&G Turkey.

John Otty (MA Electronic Engineeering) (ACA) has also joined Vodacom’s board. He is the Vodafone CFO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region.

He joined Vodafone in December 1992 from KMPG Peat Marwick and has held a number of senior executive positions in Vodafone including that of group technology financial
director, interim CFO of Vodafone India and Vodafone plc group internal audit director.

Peter Moyo, chairman of the board, paid tribute to Uys for his dedication and commitment as CEO for the past four years.

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