Neil Tomkinson is a South African IT veteran who has spent just over 3 decades in the telecommunications industry. 24 years of this time was spent working at MTN which is the biggest African Mobile Operator with 230 Million Subscribers. During his tenure at MTN Neil worked in the South African, Iranian, and Ugandan operations as well as in MTN Group overseeing group standards and strategies for all the group operations. Neil joined U Mobile as CIO where his key objectives are to transform the systems that can sustain, support and grow the business objectives.
Having worked his way up to the top from Engineer to CIO, Neil’s depth of technical understanding has allowed him to successfully implement key IT strategies including transformation and first to market innovations. Neil’s vast technical and business knowledge coupled with perseverance and continuous learning has put him in good stead to lead IT teams of the future.