Wilcocks joins AccessKenya board

Dimension Data, the ICT services and solutions provider, has announced that it has made three new appointments to the AccessKenya Group board of directors.

The new directors are Dimension Data Middle East & Africa CEO, Derek Wilcocks, Nick Reed, MD of Internet Solutions International, and Julian Sunker, COO, Internet Solutions.

The appointments are effective 16 September, and follow an announcement in August that Dimension Data’s R328 million offer to acquire NSE-listed AccessKenya had gone unconditional with all the pre-conditions of the offer satisfied.

AccessKenya is part of the Internet Solutions business. Internet Solutions is a division of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa which falls under Dimension Data Holdings.

AccessKenya shareholders still have until Monday, 4 November to accept Dimension Data’s offer.


Derek Wilcocks, CEO, Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, previously served as MD of Internet Solutions from October 2009. He joined the Group in 1995 as founding MD of Trusted network Solutions, and then joined Internet Solutions a year later.

Reed joined Internet Solutions in early 2012, and is responsible for the Internet Solutions’ Africa businesses outside South Africa. Prior to joining IS, Nick held several corporate finance and strategy positions with a number of international organisations.

Sunker joined Dimension Data in 1997 as financial manager. In 2006 he was appointed to the Board as FD, Dimension Data, Middle East & Africa. In October 2012, he moved to Internet Solutions where he was appointed COO.

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