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Our Executives
Alan Turnley Jones

Alan Turnley Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Alan Turnley-Jones was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa (MEA) in June 2022. Alan has been with Dimension Data MEA since 1999 and has been the company’s Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services Executive since 2021. He’s a seasoned and well-regarded strategic leader who has held a variety of roles over his 23-year tenure at Dimension Data, including serving as a member of the Dimension Data MEA executive from 2013. He brings a wealth of global expertise to his role including a strong track record of innovation and transformation and leading cross-functional teams.
Zellah Fuphe

Zellah Fuphe

Chief Corporate Governance Officer

Driven by a passion to help change the behaviour of people to benefit society, Zellah has found her niche in her role at Dimension Data. After starting her career in HR, Zellah gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a diverse number of roles and industries, and served on the boards of various companies. Zellah looks forward to using her experience to contribute to enabling sustainable growth of the Dimension Data group, through sound business principles and ethical conduct in line with her personal values.
Manelisa Mavuso

Manelisa Mavuso

Managing Director, MWeb

Manelisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in business having worked in various senior executive roles in IT, telecommunications and banking for leading blue-chip organisations in the region. He is very passionate about the technology opportunity across the region and the potential it brings for development and innovation. In this role, he would like to grow MWeb’s positioning as the leading ISP in South Africa.
 
In his previous role, Manelisa was the Senior Vice President: Marketing, MEA for NTT Limited.
Barry Curtin

Barry Curtin

Chief Financial Officer

After qualifying at KPMG in Johannesburg, Barry spent the early part of his career in the financial services industry in London. After joining Dimension Data in 2009 as the commercial lead, he was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for the Middle East and Africa at the age of 35. Much of his focus is on the execution of Dimension Data's global strategy which seeks to transform it's operating model, adopt shared services and digitise certain operations and business processes. Barry strives to be involved in successful M&A activity across the DD Group.
Jay Reddy

Jay Reddy

Chief Digital Officer

Having spent most of his career at Dimension Data in KwaZulu-Natal, Jay maintained sustainable year-on-year growth for the company by leveraging the successful relationships built within the brand.

Jay relocated to Johannesburg in 2014 to take on a MEA wide role within the Company in select go-to-markets and eventually across all go-to-markets.

Over the past 4 years Jay has been instrumental in the planning and execution of the One Dimension Data operating model – the consolidation of the various brands into a single Dimension Data brand.

Since April 2021, Jay was appointed as the Chief Digital Officer responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation, operating model simplification, Digital platform strategy and is a core member of the strategy planning team.

Jay is also responsible for the execution of Dimension Data MEA’s mid-term strategic objectives and initiatives and target operating model ambitions.

Prior to this, Jay was the Chief Technology Officer for MEA.
Nompumelelo Mokou

Nompumelelo Mokou

Managing Director - Southern Africa

Nompumelelo’s core philosophies she lives by are to have faith and courage in all seasons and to never be afraid of challenges no matter the size or complexity. Nompumelelo is a Chartered Accountant by profession but has always been known for her love for business. She joined Dimension Data in 2016 as the Gauteng Senior Finance Manager for the Managed Services business. Three years later, she was appointed Intelligent Customer Experience Executive and in April 2021 Nompumelelo was appointed Managing Director, Southern Africa.
Michael Abendenon

Michael Abendenon

Global Data Centre (GDC) Executive for MEA

Michael joined the Dimension Data family in 2000 as a Sales Specialist and held multiple roles such as Client Manager, General Manager and Managing Director for Southern Africa. Michael was appointed as Sales Executive in 2020 and was key in leading and bringing together multiple sales teams and systems as one unified sales organisation during the rebrand and consolidation of Dimension Data’s subsidiaries in 2020.

Michael enjoys working with clients to understand how their business operates and believes in working with your peers as part of a team to solve business challenges and drive results. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, being outdoors and travelling.

Mohamed Hejazi

Mohamed Hejazi

Managing Director - Middle East

Mohammed started at Dimension Data in 2011 as a senior client manager. In 2014 he was appointed General Manager of KSA, Middle East where the business saw significant growth under his leadership. Mohammed went on to fulfil the role of Managing Director for Saudi Arabia & Bahrain and later when the Dimension Data group consolidated the Middle East region as one, Mohammed was appointed to lead the region. 
Richard Heckle

Richard Hechle

Managing Director - East and West Africa

Richard has over 20years’ experience in leading and managing organisations across East Africa. Having joined the Dimension Data company in 2015, Richard now holds the position of Managing Director, Dimension Data East and West Africa and is responsible for integrating and growing Dimension Data’s business in these regions.

He has been instrumental in the adoption of a new business strategy that has since witnessed the company adopt a solutions oriented approach that layers Value Add Services on connectivity to deliver on a wider product offering that includes cyber security/resiliency, cloud services and business continuity management among other solutions. Richard is Kenyan and lives in Nairobi with his wife and three children.

Andy Dikobo

Andy Dikobo

Public Sector Executive

Andy joined Dimension Data in June 2012 as Client Manager for the Public Sector responsible for looking after the City of Tshwane and the City of Ekurhuleni. Within the year Andy was promoted to manage the City of Johannesburg account. In 2017, Andy was promoted to the role of Public Sector Executive, Middle East and Africa, overseeing strategic capital projects in ports, rail, road and BRT infrastructure throughout Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Despite Andy’s large focus in East Africa, he also has strategic responsibilities in country, particularly around the 4IIR, the WOAN and 5G policy discussions in South Africa.

Andy holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Johannesburg. His background, experience and exceptional leadership skills makes him a key asset to the Dimension Data business.

Marisa Jansen van Vuuren

Marisa Jansen van Vuuren

CMO MEA

Marisa Jansen van Vuuren is an award-winning seasoned marketing executive whose 18-year career spans across many marketing disciplines; she has executed on design, brand, marketing, and sponsorship strategy. 

Notably she delivered the refresh of Dimension Data’s brand identity and framework in 2010 and received the Orchid Award for the best brand campaign of the week in 2011. Over the last decade (2011-2022) she led the strategy and activation of NTT’s partnerships with Red Bull Basement and Tour de France, the latter receiving seven international marketing awards and driving millions of dollars in revenue.

She recently held the position of SVP Global Brand and Major Projects for NTT Ltd and led the 2019 global brand strategy that entailed the consolidation of 30 brands to NTT and currently holds the position of CMO-MEA, driving strategy, demand generation, sponsorship and events and the entire communication framework to deliver value to all stakeholders.

Marisa is passionate about empowering the female leaders of tomorrow and does non-executive work for a venture capital fund in Australia, playing an advisory role to SMEs in building marketing strategies for growth.