Stewart van Graan is joining the board of Altron as a non-executive director.

Van Graan retired from Dell last month, having worked for the PC vendor for the last 14 years and becoming Enterprise Systems vice-president for EMEA and emerging markets. This portfolio included 104 emerging market countries including South Africa.

He was also chairman of the board of Dell in South Africa.

Previously, Van Graan was the MD of Dell in South Africa and GM of Dell Africa.

Before joining Dell, he spent 23 years at IBM, holding various positions in South Africa and abroad.

Since stepping down from the Dell South Africa board, Van Graan has been actively pursuing his interests around engaging with businesses and individuals in their growth and transformation strategies, with particular focus on mentoring young talent and guiding the youth and business professionals on leadership in the ICT industry.

His appointment to the Altron board is effective from 1 June 2017.