Dimension Data, Internet Solutions executives join AccessKenya board

Dimension Data has made 3 new appointments to the AccessKenya Group board. The new directors are Dimension Data Middle East & Africa CEO, Derek Wilcocks, Nick Reed, MD of Internet Solutions International, and Julian Sunker, COO, Internet Solutions.

The appointments are effective September 16, and follow last month’s announcement by Dimension Data, that its R328 million offer to acquire AccessKenya had gone unconditional with all the pre-conditions of the offer satisfied.

AccessKenya is part of the Internet Solutions business. Internet Solutions is a division of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa which falls under Dimension Data Holdings plc.  Dimension Data Holdings plc is wholly-owned by the NTT Group.

                                       Here are the new AccessKenya board members



Derek Wilcocks, CEO, Dimension Data Middle East & Africa Derek was appointed Chief Executive Offer of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa in April 2012, after serving as Managing Director of Internet Solutions from October 2009.  He joined the Group in 1995 as founding Managing Director of Trusted network Solutions, and then joined Internet Solutions a year later, becoming a board member.  Derek has held numerous executive positions during his 18 years with the Dimension Data group.
Nick Reed, MD, Internet Solutions International Nick Reed joined Internet Solutions in early 2012, and is responsible for the Internet Solutions’ Africa businesses outside South Africa.  Prior to joining IS, Nick held several corporate finance and strategy positions with a number of international organisations.
Julian Sunker, COO, Internet Solutions  Julian joined Dimension Data in 1997 as Financial Manager. During his 16-year career with the Group, he has gained extensive exposure to Dimension Data’s varied and complex business.
In 2006 Julian was appointed to the Board as Financial Director, Dimension Data, Middle East & Africa.  In October 2012, Julian moved to Internet Solutions where he was appointed COO.

AccessKenya shareholders still have until Monday, 4 November to accept Dimension Data’s offer. Dimension Data will continue to accept Acceptance Forms from shareholders.  Shareholders who submit their Acceptance Forms to their stockbroker, investment bank, or any KCB branch will receive the same KES14.00 offered to shareholders who have already accepted.


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