Experienced Professional with more than 35 years in the financial services industry and fixed and mobile telecoms. More than 15 years experience in Africa and the Middle East including Iran. Skilled in startups in emerging markets in technical, commercial and operational aspects of the telecom business with more than 25 years experience in cost and operational transformation including digital transformation and customer experience. Extensive experience in large scale project execution, Service Delivery, 3G, LTE, Mobile Communications, and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). Has held various board positions. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) focused in LAW and Economics from University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika.