23 June 2021, Johannesburg: EOH, one of the largest technology services companies in Africa, is delighted to announce that Ziaad Suleman will join the EOH Executive Committee on 1 July 2021 as the Chief Commercial Officer for iOCO – EOH’s Systems Integrator and largest business, reporting into EOH’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Stephen van Coller. Ziaad will spearhead iOCO’s sales strategy to provide the market with best-in-class solutions for both the private and public sectors.
Stephen van Coller, EOH Group Chief Executive Officer said of the appointment, “I am extremely excited to have someone of Ziaad’s calibre with his extensive experience in the ICT industry across sub-Saharan Africa, joining our business. His appointment complements our already strong executive team. The fact that we can attract such senior talent to EOH is testament to our distinctive value proposition as well as the digital transformation opportunities that we are pursuing as the world emerges from COVID-19. Ziaad’s background is a perfect fit for EOH as the Group drives towards a profitable and ethical business.”
Ziaad has a postgraduate honours degree in Law with distinction from the University of Natal. He also obtained a Business Management (MDP) with distinction from the GIBS Business School.
Ziaad spent 13 years at IBM, with the initial seven years as the Head of Legal and the last six years as the Chief Operations Officer across Southern Africa, being on both IBM South Africa’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In addition, Ziaad chaired the company’s Social and Ethics committee as well as the Disciplinary board. In his role he was integral to the successful growth and development of IBM’s business in the region.
Ziaad’s core areas included Transformation and Operations, Strategy, Special Projects and Investments, Sales Transaction Support, BEE, and the establishment of a Local Delivery Centre and Digital Lab. Prior to joining IBM, Ziaad spent three years with Business Connexion (BCX).
Ziaad is extremely active in the ICT space. He represents South Africa as the SA Chair of the 4IR Digital Economy committee on BRICS, he also co-chairs the ICT 4IR Public Private Growth Initiative (PPGI) Presidential Business Advisory group and is the Lead of the PPGI Digital Skills Portfolio. Ziaad is passionate about community development through his roles as the independent Non-Executive Chairperson of Qode, the Chairperson of the Parktown Girls Governing Body and is also a Non-Executive Director of Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa.
EOH is one of the largest technology services companies in Africa and has a wide range of solutions in Industry Consulting, IT Services, Software, Industrial Technologies and Business Process Outsourcing. The Group continues to be an undisputed market leader in its core ICT businesses which operates principally under the iOCO brand name. The nature of this business is systemic to both the public and private sector and is an integral technology partner for a number of South Africa’s leading JSE-listed, blue-chip companies as well as key metros and government departments. It’s other business, NEXTEC collaborates with world-leading technology providers to design, implement and manage intelligent value-adding infrastructure and people solutions that make a positive and lasting impact.
The Group’s 7000 employees deliver services to over 5000 enterprise customers across all major industries throughout South Africa, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. As a proudly South African business, EOH is committed to sustainable transformation, making a positive, meaningful contribution to society, and is a Level 1 Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (‘B-BBEE’) contributor.
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