Ivan Dittrich has joined Datatec as group financial director, effective from 1 May. He replaces David Pfaff who has resigned to seek new investment opportunities.
Dittrich is a chartered accountant and has worked in a number of roles across the group for nine years. For the last year he has been group corporate director, reporting to the chief executive, with responsibility for the group`s corporate head office functions and emerging markets M&A.
Prior to that, he was group company secretary for five years, as well as corporate finance manager. He successfully managed the group's dual listing in London during 2006. Prior to joining Datatec, Ivan worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.
Leslie Boyd, chairman of the group, comments: "David has made a very valuable contribution over the last six years and has been closely involved with the group`s growth and development around the world, including our dual listing in London in 2006. We are sorry that he is leaving but wish him well in his plans to pursue new investment opportunities particularly in Africa.
"Ivan has a lengthy history with Datatec and an intimate understanding of the Group`s operations and businesses around the world, including all financial aspects. He is familiar with the workings of the board and the executive management of the group, in addition to having gained considerable hands-on experience in various operational, group management, financial and corporate finance roles. Ivan will make a significant contribution to the group at a time of our rapid worldwide growth."