Telkom has confirmed acting CEO Reuben September as the company's CEO, with immediate effect.
September (50) has a BSc in electronic & electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town and has served Telkom with in a number of technical, commercial and leadership positions for the past 30 years.
Since May 2002 he has served on the Executive Committee of the group as chief technical officer and, in September 2005, he was appointed chief operating officer.
Since April 2007 he has served as acting CEO.
He has also served on the Vodacom Board since 2005.
In appointing the CEO, the board followed an evaluation process that included international benchmarking and consultation with the Department of Communications.