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10 July 2019

Dimension Data announces its executive team to lead the Middle East and African Region

Johannesburg – Dimension Data is pleased to announce its newly appointed executive leadership team, as it reorganises for growth.

On 1 July, Dimension Data’s parent NTT Group announced the formation of NTT Ltd as a global group, while Dimension Data and its subsidiaries will represent the NTT brand within the Middle East and Africa.

The new executive team has been structured to execute on the company’s strategic agenda to enable growth and scalability, while retaining their focus as a leading systems integrator and managed services provider to the region.

Grant Bodley, Dimension Data MEA Chief Executive Officer states, "The recent NTT Ltd announcement presented an opportune time to introspect and ensure we are set up to best respond to the demands of the market and our clients. We are incredibly excited at the opportunity that lies ahead of us.

With this announcement, I am also extremely pleased to advise that our founder Jeremy Ord remains in his role as Executive Chairman of this business and Moss Ngoasheng, previously non-executive chairman of Dimension Data South Africa, is now deputy independent, non-executive chairman."

Dimension Data remains committed to the development of the region by protecting it from the growing cybersecurity threats and attacks on all businesses. As such, the company will be investing to grow their existing capability, and combining all current security assets, to achieve growth, scale and focus.

In making these appointments, Dimension Data was able to leverage the strong succession planning already in place. At the same time, the group has also brought in outside leadership for a fresh perspective in the case of Dr Setumo Mohapi, managing executive of Internet Solutions.

The following people have been appointed from 1 July:

• Chief Executive Officer - Grant Bodley

• Chief Strategy and Go to Market Executive - Saki Missaikos

• Chief Financial Officer - Barry Curtin

• Business Development Executive - Steven Nathan

• Chief People and Culture Executive - Michaela Voller

• Corporate Services Director - Zellah Fuphe

• Chief Marketing Executive - Albi van Zyl

• Dimension Data System Integration Managing Executive - Werner Kapp

• Britehouse Managing Executive - Ed Gassner

• Security Managing Executive - Tony Walt

• Internet Solutions Managing Executive – Dr Setumo Mohapi

• Merchants Managing Executive - George Todd

- ENDS -

About Dimension Data

In Middle East and Africa, Dimension Data is a $1,3 billion African born systems integrator and managed services provider that designs, manages, and optimises today’s evolving technology environments to enable its clients to leverage data in a digital age.

Founded in 1983, and headquartered in Johannesburg, we are a proud member of the NTT Group, one of the world’s leading information communication technology (ICT) companies, comprising a group of global technology companies.

Employing over 15 000 employees across 15 countries on three continents, we invest heavily in innovation to bring together the world’s best technologies, from consulting, technical and support services to a fully managed service, to our global client base.

From 1 July 2019, Dimension Data’s global business is now fully integrated with NTT Communications, NTT Security and 25 other companies to form a new global operating company, branded NTT. In Middle East and Africa, Dimension Data remains an independently branded affiliate of the NTT Group and retains the Dimension Data brand.