William Mzimba, the head of Vodacom Business in South Africa, is retiring from the company after a five-year tenure. His last day on the job will be September 30th.
In a statement released on Friday, Vodacom confirmed Mzimba’s impending departure and stated that a successor will be named in due course.
Vodacom South Africa CEO Sitho Mdlalose expressed his gratitude for Mzimba’s contributions to the company, including his role in growing Vodacom Business and overseeing the SmartGov initiative. This initiative involved the deployment of smart metering solutions that improved revenue assurance for municipalities, citizen engagement, and smart asset management.
Mzimba was instrumental in repositioning Vodacom’s cloud, hosting, and security business. He spearheaded a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services, resulting in the creation of the Vodacom Amazon Business Group. This partnership fast-tracked Vodacom’s transformation into a multi-cloud provider that delivers cloud-first solutions.
During his tenure, Mzimba headed up Vodacom Business enterprise units in Africa, leading a team tasked with driving digital transformation for businesses and governments across various industries and markets. He also helped expand Vodacom’s internet-of-things offerings.
William Mzimba’s contributions to Vodacom Business have been invaluable, and his leadership will be missed. We wish him all the best in his retirement.