Gijima confirms CEO

JSE-listed IT company, Gijima has on Thursday (10 October) announced the appointment of Eileen Wilton as CEO with immediate effect.

Wilton joined Gijima in May 2012 as COO and subsequently became the interim CEO following the resignation of Jonas Bogoshi in October last year.

Robert Gumede has also been appointed to the position of executive chairman with immediate effect.

In its recent financial results announcement, the board of Gijima expressed its satisfaction with the performance of Wilton in leading its turnaround strategy.

Late last month (September), Gijima reported a R210.76 million loss for year ended June 2013, from a prior loss of R50.59 million in 2012.

“Since assuming the Interim CEO position in October 2012, Wilton has worked tirelessly with the Board and management in pursuing and leading Gijima’s turnaround strategy,” Gijima said in a statement.

“She has reviewed various key projects, implemented a savings programme, led the successful R150 million rights offer and has implemented a revised operating model. Furthermore, her interaction with shareholders, clients and staff created a sense of comfort and stability.”

Prior to joining Gijima, Wilton was CIO at Old Mutual and Anglo American, where she was responsible for developing and implementing global IT strategies to add value to the organisations.

“The Board is confident that Gijima has embarked on a new journey that will yield success for shareholders, clients, staff and the economy of our country”, said Dr. Mark Bussin, chairman of the Gijima remuneration committee.

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