IBM appoints Country Manager for South Africa
by GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INTERNATIONAL Business Machines (IBM), the multinational technology and consulting corporation, has announced Hamilton Ratshefola as Country General Manager for South Africa.
Ratshefola will be responsible for all of IBM’s Sales, Marketing, Services and Global Delivery Operations in the Southern African country.
He has more than 20 years of industry experience and has led the company’s sales efforts in South Africa since 2012, when he returned to IBM after founding Cornastone, an IBM Business Partner.
Ratshefola has been instrumental in leading the transformation of IBM South Africa with a focus on using technologies such as Big Data and Analytics to solve key local challenges including improving government services, digitising banking services and enhancing customer centricity in telecommunications.
He will oversee the roll out of the company’s recently announced R700M investment programme in high-tech skills development as well as the opening of a new Research Lab in Braamfontein in 2016.
Ratshefola holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology, Business Economics and Accounting from the University of North West.
He succeeds Abraham Thomas who served as South African Country General Manager for the past three years.
Thomas will be returning to IBM in Singapore following the successful completion of his assignment.
– CAJ News
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