Cloud solutions firm Liquid Telecom has appointed Clayton Naidoo as Group Chief Business Officer (GCBO) to drive growth, innovation and strategy in the enterprise market across the company’s holdings. He will join his new employer on October 1, 2020.

A seasoned tech professional, Naidoo, who has resigned from Cisco Systems as general manager for sub-Saharan Africa has more than 14 years of experience in the industry.

A statement seen by Afcacia says he was responsible for executing a region-wide vision and strategy that delivered transformational value to Cisco’s customers and partners, accelerating growth across all business segments and developing strategic relationships across the entire ecosystem to drive a digital agenda for Sub-Saharan Africa.

“We are thrilled that Clayton will be joining Liquid Telecom as we progress in our journey to solidify our position as a leading digital services provider across Africa. Clayton’s vast experience in the global ICT sector and his commitment to strong industry partnerships, paired with his ability to embrace innovation and take calculated risks makes him an ideal asset as the Group continues to grow,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.

The Group Chief Business Officer is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the company’s wider digital transformation strategy.

In this role, Naidoo is tasked with establishing Liquid Telecom’s enterprise business offering of managed solutions to large companies, a vital role as the company migrates to a digitally enhanced operating model that seeks to deliver higher levels of customer experience for long-term business sustainability.

“I am very proud to be part of the Liquid Telecom family. I look forward to exploring and tapping into the many exciting opportunities that exist across the Pan-African network, in order to build trusted, intelligent and secure enterprise solutions for our customers. Liquid Telecom is well poised to help accelerate the digital transformation agendas of its enterprise customers and support their collective vision to build Africa’s digital future,” an optimistic Naidoo said in a statement. 


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