Acer, one of the world’s largest vendors of hardware and electronics, has promoted Glenn du Toit from General Manager to Country Manager. This comes at an exciting time for the company as it continues to bring the latest hardware solutions to South Africa’s consumer, education and enterprise markets.
Du Toit has been part of the Acer team for six years, and was appointed General Manager of Acer Africa in April 2020.
Prior to this, he served as Head of Consumer Business for Acer Africa, overseeing the expansion of Acer’s business into the African market.
Du Toit has extensive experience in the retail and wholesale sector, with a specialist understanding of omnichannel retailing and the integration of technology solutions in customer behaviour.
During his time at Acer, he helped build digital and cloud solutions for the ongoing digital transformation of the company. He has also been actively involved in various levels of operational management, store activations and activity, supply chain transformation and planning, as well as complex channel management.
As General Manager, Acer said du Toit empowered his team to grow Acer Africa into an industry leader in education, retail, eSports, and enterprise edge solutions in the creation of a strong culture of shared consciousness.
In his new role, he will be focusing on growing Acer’s brand equity in various sectors of the industry while ensuring the Acer culture of creativity and user-focused approach remains central.
Sustainability through technology is a priority in Acer’s business globally and there is an excitement within the Acer management team as they work together to bring these priorities to life within the South African market too.
“I have been working in various sectors of the technology industry for over 20 years and, as the way we interact with our world and each other is becoming increasingly digital, it means that we need to constantly assess our priorities and ways of doing business to not only remain relevant to our customers, but to make a greater impact too. Having spent the largest portion of my career outside of the IT industry means that I have a wider view of how other industries and multinationals operate on a global scale,” said du Toit.
“I think the team at Acer, and some of our existing customers, will agree when I say that it will not be business as usual at Acer. Acer is constantly looking for avenues in the empowering of people, from employees and business owners to students and gamers with a new generation of innovative devices.
“It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to lead a multinational technology company in South Africa. I look forward to this journey, and I will continue to empower my team to make a difference, each day, and build both their own and Acer’s values.”