Isaac Mophatlane has been confirmed as CEO of the newly-integrated Telkom Business Connexion, and will henceforth take responsibility for both Business Connexion (BCX) and Telkom Business.
The announcement comes on the heels of the finalisation of the merger between Telkom and BCX, which occurred in 2015. The naming of the new CEO is the next step in the full integration process, anticipated to be completed within the next 12 months.
Once completed, the fully integrated Telkom Business Connexion will become the leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions in South Africa.
Mophatlane has been group CEO of BCX since August 2014. Together with his late brother, Benjamin, he co-founded BCX (then known as Business Connection), a computer reseller focused on government and parastatals. Through a series of successful business decisions and acquisitions, BCX grew to become a top provider of ICT throughout Africa.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new position,” says Mophatlane. “When my late brother and I started our own IT company nearly 20 years ago, we could only dream that it would reach the level of success we currently enjoy.
“I’m honoured to be at the helm of the newly formed Telkom Business Connexion, and I look forward to working with my partners to grow the success of this business.”
Sipho Maseko, group CEO of Telkom, adds: “In the coming weeks and months, Isaac will be driving the full integration of Telkom Business Connexion and we are proud to have such an astute business leader fulfilling this role.
“Telkom Business Connexion is uniquely equipped to strengthen Telkom’s core offering, allowing us to offer solutions beyond connectivity and to provide true, end-to-end services to our customers.”
Mophatlane reiterates the rationale for the merger, saying: “Telkom is currently the country leader in managed network services, servicing customers in medium enterprises, large corporates and the government. BCX is leading the IT services sector in South Africa, and is known for innovating to best serve the enterprise sector. The combination of the two means we can provide enhanced solutions for our customers across the value chain.”