Management Team

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Magatho Mello

Title: Non Executive Director
Years Of Experience: 20
Magatho is currently with the general Manager of Large Enterprise at MTN. His previous experience includes being the previously Client Director at IBM where he oversaw the overall client responsibility for strategic customers. Prior to working at IBM, Magatho was the Executive Head of Department for Public Enterprises as well as Key Accounts at Vodacom. H led the sales team of key named accounts in the public enterprises with a focus on converged services. Magatho founded and Managed Maraswi Consulting Services from January 2009 to October 2009. Maraswi offers independent strategy consulting services to providers, utilities and vendors in the telecommunications space.

Jason Berry

Title: Chief Stategy Officer
Years Of Experience: 26
Jason started his career in 1990 at National LAN Suppliers as a founder, Joint Managing Director and Consultant. National LAN Suppliers offers computer networking solutions and equipment and network designs.
Since 1990, Jason has co-founded a number of telecommunication and technology companies, including: National Power Contractors (Pty) Limited, Spiral Internet, Citec (Pty) Limited, GenX (Pty) Limited, EPOS (Pty) Limited, X-Commerce (Pty) Limited, Fax Effects (Pty) Limited, Gaxme (Pty Limited and InProFax Europe LLC.
Jason builds technology-based innovative businesses, and is an engineer who thrives on taking innovation into a rapidly changing environment. Over the past 26 years, Jason has built extensive experience in the telecommunications industry leveraging a wealth of experience across a broad range of technologies.
Jason is currently a private consultant on ICT and Electrical Engineering Projects as well as a Strategic Business Architect at International Tracking Routing and Communications Enterprise (Pty) Limited (“iTrace”), as well as primary developer of Ubuntel Strategy and structure.

Chris Mostert

Title: Business Development Officer
Years Of Experience: 26
Chris has been in the consumer multimedia industry since its inception. This includes start-ups in Digital Wireless Content delivery, television programmes and Online Computer Game Development. Chris spent nine years in Asia working for Yoku Pte Limited Singapore when multimedia became a reality with the advent of the sound card for PCs.
Chris co-founded one of the first ISPs with dial-up internet in South Africa and was a digital content supplier to most of the ISPs in South Africa.
Chris is also the co-founder of the technology expo Rage and publishes Gaming magazine NAG-online.

Rikus Matthyser

Title: Chief Technology Officer
Years Of Experience: 27
Rikus is the Managing Director at Ruard Developments (Pty) Limited, a construction company focused on home and office renovations and improvements. His role includes developing investment opportunities in the Real Estate environment.
Rikus was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Link Africa until October 2013 - a South African company which builds and operates fibre optic and cabling networks across Southern Africa. Prior to this, Rikus held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kenya Data Networks - Kenya's largest private data carrier and infrastructure provider which operates a combination of microwave radio and fibre optical links.
Rikus was also the Chief Strategy and Operations officer at Telkom Media, a Telkom SA subsidiary that was created to build the Telkom entry into the triple play market in South Africa.
He was the Acting CEO of Swiftnet Limited, a company that provides Wireless Data services to the South African market, including Radio access and Point of Sales services.
He was also Executive TBIS at Telkom South Africa, providing Data and IT services to the South African market. This included Internet Services, eCommerce services, IT Security and Data Center Services. Prior to this, Rikus held various senior product management positions with Telkom Group Limited, a wire line and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa.
Rikus is an expert on the telecom industry in Sub- Saharan Africa, and his knowledge and expertise has seen him interact and gain knowledge on markets including: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

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