Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub Receives Honorary Doctorate in Management Sciences

Central University of Technology honors Shameel Joosub for transformative leadership and positive impact in telecommunications.

Vodacom Group CEO, Shameel Joosub, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Management Sciences by the Central University of Technology at its annual Chancellor’s Doctorandi Dinner on Friday night.

Shameel’s business acumen and astute business administration skills have not only positioned the Vodacom Group ahead of its competitors, but also allowed it to stay clear of economic challenges facing many established enterprises.

Citation at the Official Ceremony, the Bloemfontein, Free State University

The University added that Shameel had been a critical figure in Vodacom’s transformation since 2012 and that he is “committed to driving change in the telecommunications industry and leveraging Vodacom’s capabilities to impact communities positively.”

This honorary doctorate not just on behalf of myself, but on behalf of the entire Vodacom family. (The) journey to this point would not have been possible without the immense support of my family, loved ones, friends, colleagues and teams I have worked with over the last 34 years.

(Thankyou) to those who saw potential in a young Shameel and for providing me with the opportunities to grow my career.

It is our purpose to connect for a better future which is our guiding star in what we do. It transcends mere profit, it’s about creating meaningful connections, enabling progress and enriching lives.

Shameel Joosub, CEO, Vodacom Group

Shameel also holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (honours) from Unisa, an MBA from Southern Queensland University and completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University.

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