His career of 23 years in the Telecoms industry, which includes about 5 years at Cell C previously, spans across South Africa, Europe and rest of Africa. This encompasses extensive technical and commercial experience in organisations such as Cisco, Vodacom and MTN SA.
Simo re-joins Cell C from MTN SA, having spent the last 13 years in various Commercial Executive roles in Sales and Distribution, Consumer Marketing and Enterprise Business in all but one of South Africa’s major Network Operators as well as multinational OEMs.
He holds an MBA from Milpark Business School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Telecoms from BPI College, Austria and a BSc (Electrical Engineering) degree from Wits. Simo has lectured at Milpark Business School and guest lectured executive education and MBA students at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
I believe the Commercial team will play a critical role in delivering on our customer first approach and driving future growth; and I look forward to Simo contributing to the management team and our ambitions going forward. Simo’s appointment will further complement the new capable and experienced leadership team that is being assembled in Cell C.Douglas Craigie-Stevenson