Mteto Nyati appointed to Telkom’s board

Mteto Nyati and Brian Kennedy have been appointed to the board of Telkom as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect.

Nyati is the former group chief executive officer of Altron, responsible for transforming the business into a leading information and communications technology company. He was previously the CEO of MTN South Africa and managing director of Microsoft South Africa. He also held various leadership positions at IBM in South Africa and Europe.

Kennedy has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, encompassing executive and non-executive board roles within large institutions and smaller high-growth private companies. In his last executive role, he served as group managing executive of Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Unit.

He currently serves on the boards of Afrisam, Ecobank Transnational and Nozala Women’s Investments.

Prudence Lebina, a chartered accountant with over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, investor relations, private equity, financial reporting, stakeholder management and business development in the financial services and mining sectors, also joins the telco.

She is currently CEO of TriAlpha Investment Management, a specialist fixed-income investment house. Prior to that she was CEO and interim finance director of Gaia Infrastructure
Capital Limited, an infrastructure investment holding company listed on the main board of the JSE.

Lebina’s appointment is subject to confirmation of her recommendation as a director by the interview panel.

Ipeleng Selele, a qualified international strategist in cleaner energy, ESG, decarbonisation, maritime and market expansion and entry, also joins Telkom’s board. She is an entrepreneur with interests in energy, business and foreign market entry strategy consultancy, digital technology, rail transport, SMME’s and maritime transport/ports infrastructure.

“Telkom has appointed the aforementioned new directors align the necessary skills and experience required by Telkom,” the group said in a statement on Friday (15 July).

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Mteto Nyati appointed to Telkom’s board