Pieter Uys joins Seacom board

Former Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys has joined the board at Seacom as a director.

Uys joined up with investment holding company Remgro in 2013, after his four year stint at the top of Vodacom’s management chain.

Uys currently sits on Remgro’s management board, as part of the group’s strategic investment’s arm.

Remgro has an effective interest of 25.0% in Seacom which launched the first undersea fibre-optic cable to connect Southern and Eastern Africa with Europe and Asia in July 2009.

Remgro’s equity valuation in Seacom at 30 June 2013 was at R4.276 billion.

Seacom CEO Mark Simpson said the board of Seacom has welcomed the appointment of Uys as a director of the company.

“Pieter brings to the Seacom board a unique and well-respected understanding of the telecoms industry in Africa – from both the commercial and technology perspectives – derived from his many years of successful leadership in the industry.”

“We look forward to working closely with Pieter and benefiting from his experience and advice as Seacom continues to innovate and grow.”

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