The South African cabinet taps the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry veteran as the new CEO of state-owned signal distributor Sentech. By Gugu Lourie
The South African cabinet has finally announced the new CEO of Sentech. Known industry veteran Mlamli Booi, an electrical engineer, has been named as the new boss of the state signal distributor to replace Dr. Setumo Mohapi, who left the company on 1st April 2015.
Mohapi joined State IT Agency (SITA) as the CEO.
Booi joins the state-owned signal distributor with many years of experience in the ICT industry with the Independent Broadcasting Authority, MNET, Telkom and Plessey, etc.
The cabinet also appointed Rudzani Cordelia Rasikhinya as the CFO and as an executive member of the SITA board.
“All appointments are subject to the verification of qualifications and the relevant experience,” according to the cabinet statement. It didn’t specify when Booi’s appointment is effective.
Most recently as a founder of ICT consulting firm, Z-Coms, Booi has been offering advisory in the development of policy and regulations, technology analysis and engineering, market intelligence and business strategies in the ICT sector globally.
He is also a visiting lecturer at the Wits Business School’s Link Centre, Wits Law School. He has also lectured Masters Students on ICT developments and Policy strategy at the University of the West Indies.
Prior to that, he has also advised a number of companies and organisations such as USAASA on national broadband strategy, Sentech, Dti, JP Morgan and SABC, etc.
Booi is a professional electrical engineer registered with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
He has more than twenty years’ experience in ICT engineering, policy, regulatory, strategy and management. He holds an MSc degree in Engineering from UCT and a postgraduate diploma in project management and a diploma in Company Direction from GIMT (2006).