Telkom has announced the appointment of Deon Liebenberg as head of Telkom Business Mobile. The appointment was effective yesterday.

Liebenberg began his early sales career at Telkom about 18 years ago as a corporate account manager.

He has subsequently headed the sales division at Vodacom and has fulfilled the role of country sales director at Motorola and Research in Motion, where he is widely credited with revitalising Blackberry’s market position in South Africa.

Most recently, Liebenberg was MD of Samsung Electronics.

In his capacity as the head of the Telkom Business Mobile, Mr Liebenberg will be responsible for driving strategy and execution for all mobile activities in Telkom Business. He will play a vital role in positioning Telkom as the leading provider of converged communication solutions in South Africa.

Telkom Business launched its mobile services in September 2011, marking another significant step on the company’s ongoing journey toward delivering fixed mobile convergence.

More recently Telkom Business unveiled its first converged bundled solutions for business customers, to bring together the best fixed and mobile solutions, on a single bill, from a single provider.

“We welcome Deon to Telkom and wish him all the best in managing his new challenging assignment. I have no doubt in my mind that his vast knowledge and experience will greatly benefit Telkom and Telkom Business,” says Dr Brian Armstrong, MD of Telkom Business.