EOH Holdings appoints new CEO
Johannesburg, 19 July 2018, EOH Holdings is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stephen van Coller as its new CEO. Van Coller will join the Group with effect from 1 September 2018.
The appointment of van Coller follows the announcement of 27 June 2018, wherein EOH Holdings announced that it is pursuing its new strategy, which is centred on reconfiguring the Group into two distinct and independent businesses, each with its own CEO, unique brand and identity, business model, growth and go-to-market strategies, namely EOH and NEXTEC.
This appointment follows the decision by incumbent CEO, Zunaid Mayet to relinquish his current role to take over as CEO of NEXTEC, charged with driving the development of the NEXTEC business. It was furthermore announced that Rob Godlonton was appointed CEO of the EOH branded business, and with the appointment of van Coller, sees the group leadership now optimally structured and sets the foundation for its next phase of growth.
The creation of the two independent businesses, EOH and NEXTEC, means the role of EOH Holdings’ corporate structure is more clearly defined; it being charged with corporate finance, corporate strategy, group reporting, investor relations, risk and compliance. In addition to the growth expected from EOH and NEXTEC, EOH Holdings will drive growth in the areas of innovation, own IP, international business and emerging technologies.
Van Coller is a well-known and respected senior business executive, having most recently fulfilled the roles of VP: Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and VP: Digital Services, Data Analytics and Business Development at mobile operator MTN. He is an accountant by training, and prior to his role at MTN, van Coller was at Barclays Africa Group Limited for over ten years where he was CEO (CIB Africa) for seven years. Before this, he spent close to a decade at Deutsche Bank leaving as Head of Global Banking – South Africa.
Zunaid Mayet, incumbent CEO of EOH Holdings said: “I am really pleased that a senior executive of Stephen’s calibre is joining us. His vast experience ranging from banking to high tech industries coupled with his corporate network brings a CEO able and ready to fulfil the task of leading EOH Holdings into its next chapter. I am personally looking forward to working with him as we embark on this exciting next phase of our journey.”
Asher Bohbot, Founder and Chairman of EOH Holdings said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Stephen van Coller as CEO of EOH Holdings and are confident of his abilities to lead the organisation and deliver on EOH’s new strategic objectives. Together with Zunaid and Rob they will set the foundation for the next growth phase.”
EOH is a proudly South African business and the largest technology services organisation in Africa. The JSE-listed group has strong empowerment credentials and with its 13 000-strong workforce in South Africa, is characterised by excellent delivery capability, great people and a strong culture.
EOH provides a broad range of technology solutions and innovation to clients in South Africa and internationally, covering many aspects of society and the economy, and geared towards supporting the developmental agenda of our country.
In keeping with its purpose, EOH launched the “EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative” five years ago, which to date, has resulted in the creation of over 35 000 jobs for our youth.
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