Vodacom South Africa's Chief Officer of Vodacom Business, William Mzimba, has elected to retire from Vodacom after a five-year tenure and will leave the company at the end of September 2023.
Commenting on William Mzimba's departure, Sitho Mdlalose, CEO of Vodacom South Africa: "I would like to offer my gratitude to William for his invaluable contribution in growing Vodacom Business, including overseeing Vodacom's SmartGov initiative which saw the deployment of smart metering solutions which improved revenue assurance for the municipalities, citizen engagement and smart asset management. We wish William the very best for his next chapter and will announce a successor in due course."
During his tenure, William headed up Vodacom Business enterprise units in Africa where he led a team tasked with driving digital transformation of businesses and governments across several industries and markets.
More recently, William was instrumental in the launch of "Turn To Us," a solutions-driven programme that is a call-out to businesses of all sizes to partner and collaborate with Vodacom Business so that we contribute towards their success and ultimately their bottom line. He also led the diversification of our IoT business, supported by various acquisitions, and extended its reach to include Vodafone markets, entrenching Vodacom as a market leader in IoT.
Vodacom Business Chief Officer, William Mzimba, says: "During my time at Vodacom, I have been privileged to witness the remarkable growth and success we have achieved together. It is through collaborative efforts of an exceptional executive team and employees that we have helped many organisations, small to large, transform their challenges into opportunities. In the true spirit of 'Turn To Us', I sincerely trust that Vodacom Business will continue to transform business challenges into possibilities.
Led by a passion for education, William spearheaded the launch of Vodacom's Connected Education during the pandemic lockdown, which delivered virtual education to more than a million students. With his team, they leveraged the Mezzanine platform to deliver COVID19 vaccinations impacting over 40 million citizens, connected over three million farmers and delivered e-vouchers to support small-scale farmers.
Additionally, William was instrumental in repositioning Vodacom's Cloud, Hosting and Security business where he spearheaded a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services resulting in the creation of Vodacom Amazon Business Group. This further fast-tracked Vodacom's drive into a fully-fledged multi-cloud provider, which delivers cloud-first solutions.
William holds an MBA from Bond University, BA (Honours) in Business Studies from De Montfort University, Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from Wits, and a Diploma in Datametrics (Computer Science) from UNISA.