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New business unit MDs for Altron

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JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) has announced the appointment of Chad Baker as MD of Bytes Managed Solutions, and Leslie Moodley as MD of Bytes Systems Integration, a new business unit formed from the consolidation of Bytes Systems Integration and Bytes Universal Systems.
Baker was previously vice-president of NEC Africa. In this role his responsibilities included driving new business development in Africa; reviewing business models and adapting to market requirements through restructures, new solutions and new commercial models; and achieving revenue growth and profit targets.
Prior to this, Baker held senior positions at Xon, Alcatel Lucent and IBM. He joins the group on 1 September 2017.
Baker has completed a number of senior executive training programmes through the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Moodley was formerly managing partner for IBM’s Global Business Services practice in South Africa where he restructured the practice to focus on key industries and offerings, and introduced new partners and associate partners to rebuild the leadership team. He has a proven track record of building teams that deliver profitable revenue growth.
Prior to this, Moodley was the Business Unit Executive and Consulting Executive at Gijima and was also a partner with Deloitte.
Moodley holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science and completed his MBA in 1997 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Leslie joins the group on 1 October 2017.
In their respective positions both Moodley and Baker will report directly to the Altron Chief Operations Officer, Andrew Holden, and will sit on the Altron Group executive committee so as to have a closer alignment between head office and the operations.
According to Mteto Nyati, Altron chief executive, both Baker and Moodley have proven track records within their respective areas of expertise and bring a wealth of experience to the group.
“These key appointments bring to the Altron Group deep industry insights and expertise. This is important as we partner with our customers to deliver innovation that matters.They are also recognised for leading from the front when it comes to employee engagement. This is critical as we create an environment that fosters collaboration and personal growth,” he says.