Telkom South Africa has announced the appointment of Jonas Bogoshi as the new CEO of BCX – the firm’s IT services unit – replacing Ian Russell who has held the role for the past one year. Bogoshi, who joined BCX in April, has held senior roles at both public and private sector organisations in the past, including being CEO of Gijima and most recently as Country Manager of Dell EMC.
Announcing the appointment this morning, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said: “Since joining BCX, Jonas has brought his wealth of experience to the organisation. He has worked with Ian as part of the team to migrate the multiple entities into the six entities that make up BCX. We are pleased to have the skills and calibre of Jonas to ensure a smooth transition. Succession planning has always been one of Telkom’s priorities.”
(TOP: Jonas Bogoshi, incoming CEO of Telkom SA subsidiary, BCX).
Over the past twelve months in his role at BCX, Russell has been effective in driving efficiencies through business process reengineering and restructuring the cost base. “I have worked closely with Ian for about four years and he has been instrumental in helping us migrate system and drive efficiencies across the group. I wish to thank Ian for his hard work and dedication to Telkom Group,” says Maseko.
According to statement issued by the company, Bogoshi will continue to implement in line with Telkom’s growth plan for BCX. “The business will continue focusing on leading application and infrastructure service capabilities and investing in future growth areas, which include driving solutions and business outcomes for our customers,” concluded Maseko.”
Ian Russell, the outgoing CEO, will support the conclusion of certain BCX projects until the end of August 2018.
Apart from Gijima, Bogoshi has previously served as the CEO of Guma Group, Client Services Executive at SITA (State Information Technology Agency) as well as an Advisor to the government while at SITA when he was the Chief of Strategic Services at the organisation.
BCX, which was acquired by Telkom South Africa in early 2017, is an ICT solutions and service provider for large and medium enterprises in the public and private sectors. With its headquarters in Centurion, South Africa, it has an extensive African footprint which includes subsidiaries in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana as well as presence in Dubai, in the UAE and the UK.