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Our leaders

At Openserve, we’re passionate about connecting South Africans to a better life

We understand that it’s often the ones behind the scenes that have the biggest impact.

That is why we are committed to building the strongest teams that can lead the charge in connectivity transformation and enablement.

We believe in enacting social and economic change through empowerment and diversity; and strive to employ the right individual for every role.

Meet our team of passionate and experienced leaders who strive to demonstrate integrity, authenticity, collaboration and discipline at all times, so that we can deliver only the best service to you.

Althon Beukes

Althon Beukes

CEO Openserve & Telkom Group CIO

Althon Beukes was appointed as Chief Executive Officer Openserve 1 April 2020 in addition to his role as the Group Chief Information Officer for Telkom Group. Althon is a proven technology, digital and commercial leader with vast experience across transformational roles within Telkom Group. As an innovator with a deep grasp of technology and change management principles, Althon is focused on creating a journey that is underpinned by technology and digital enablement that allows for a sustainable transformation.

Shawn Botes

Shawn Botes

Chief Regional Officer: Gauteng Central

As Chief Regional Officer, Marna Wilden is accountable to execute on the Openserve strategy with specific reference to network evolution and optimisation, network monetisation, service transformation and broadband leadership.

Phila Dube

Phila Dube

Chief Commercial Officer

Phila leads the market-facing and back office commercial operations with responsibility for sales, business development, product innovation, pricing, Marketing, and Commercial Operations of Openserve, and is also currently serving as the acting Chief Financial Officer.

Pushkar Gokhale

Pushkar Gokhale

Chief Digital and Strategy Officer

Pushkar is a senior leader with global experience across strategy and technology. As the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, Pushkar holds a diverse portfolio, which includes business and technology (IT and Network) strategy; and oversees the execution of strategic initiatives across the organisation.

Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes

Chief Human Resources (Acting)

Justin has been with company for over 30 years, and has extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in various human resources functions, including HR strategy, talent management, employee relations, staff remuneration, HR policy and procedures and HR operations.

Robert Jorge

Robert Jorge

Chief Network Operations

As a strategic thinker with 33 years of operational experience, Robert is responsible for the network design, engineering, integration and operation of Openserve’s invincible core network through network planning and engineering, and the Network Operations Centre (NOC)

Selby Khuzwayo

Selby Khuzwayo

Chief Regional Officer: North Eastern Region

With over 30 years of experience, Selby is responsible for engineering, building and maintenance of the entire North Eastern regional network. He ensures efficient and cost-effective rollout of customers network services, and is committed to achieving exceptional customer satisfaction levels.

Reubin Layman

Reubin Layman

Chief IT Service Delivery

With more than 25 years’ experience in the ICT field, Reubin leads Openserve’s IT portfolio focusing on IT service delivery, enterprise application and end-to-end integration. With his vast knowledge, he is responsible for managing all IT vendor partnerships across the service delivery domain, and also leads the business intelligence portfolio, driving business enablement through data analytics.

Portia Maluleke

Portia Maluleke

Chief IT Governance & Risk Officer

Portia Maluleke brings knowledge and experience from previously held IT executive roles, and is responsible for leading process optimisation, data governance, information security governance, risk and audit management, including compliance.

Morwesi Ramphenyane

Morwesi Ramphenyane

Chief Regional Officer: Mid Zone

Morwesi is a seasoned professional responsible for the engineering build and field operations with a strong focus on the efficiency and reliability of the core and access network.

Marna Wilden

Marna Wilden

Chief Regional Officer: South Zone

As Chief Regional Officer, Marna Wilden is accountable to execute on the Openserve strategy with specific reference to network evolution and optimisation, network monetisation, service transformation and broadband leadership.

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