Liquid Telecom South Africa announced the appointment of Deon Geyser (pictured) as its new CEO effective from next year, as part of plans to reposition the company as a leading digital services provider.
In a statement, the company detailed Geyser’s duties will involve the overseeing the rebranding of the company to Liquid Intelligent Technologies and enacting the company’s new direction in supplying customers with new digital and intelligent technologies.
Group chief operating officer Ahmad Mokhles said Geyser is a “proven leader” with “strong knowledge” of the South African and African market.
Mokhles added the incoming chief holds “extensive management experience in both the public and private sector” and his track record in digital transformation “makes him ideally placed to continue Liquid’s next chapter of growth and sustainability, as well as to achieve its successful repositioning.”
Geyser was recently head of Southern Africa and Vodafone Africa for Nokia since 2014. Notably, he also held senior management positions at Siemens and Millicom International Cellular (Tigo), in a career spanning 18 years.
Commenting on his appointment, Geyser said: “Liquid is a very strong company and I am truly honoured to be chosen to lead the business into the next stage of its strategic development.
“Liquid has a ground-breaking view on transforming business through technology, supported by a strong and talented team, a solid customer base and an exciting customer value proposition. I look forward to continue building out its growth and to unlock value for shareholders and broader stakeholders alike.”
Geyser begins his new role on January 1, 2021.