Less than a year as CEO, Kyle Whitehill to leave Liquid Telecom’s SA subsidiary, Neotel

Kyle Whitehill, who joined Liquid Telecom as the CEO of the firm’s subsidiary in South Africa in May last year, is set to leave the company at the end of March and return to the UK to be with his family.

In a blog post, Liquid Telecom South Africa stated that since he joined the firm, Whitehill has “helped reshape the business as a leading communications services and solutions provider, enabling more customers to access high-speed, reliable connectivity across South Africa.”

(TOP: Kyle Whitehill, the outgoing CEO of Neotel, Liquid Telecom’s SA subsidiary).

Nic Rudnick, Group CEO at Liquid Telecom, said: “Kyle has decided to return home to be with his family who remained in the UK during his time in South Africa. We thank Kyle for his determination and drive that has seen the company go through many positive changes and renewed focus. With our strong leadership team in place, the company will continue to build Africa’s digital future.”

Whitehill will officially leave Liquid Telecom South Africa from March 20, 2018.

Since late May 2017, Whitehill has been the CEO of Neotel, Liquid Telecom’s South Africa-based subsidiary. In that role, he oversaw plans to make extensive upgrades and expansions to Neotel’s network, enabling more customers to access high-speed, reliable connectivity across South Africa.

Prior to Liquid Telecom, Whitehill served in various capacities with Vodafone Group for almost 15 years. His latest posting before his departure was within the role of CEO of Vodafone Qatar, overseeing the successful launch of the country’s fastest 4G+ network and helping to significantly grow its subscriber base. He also spent three years as CEO of Vodafone Ghana, where he established the company as a market leader in both fixed-line and enterprise services, as well as 2 years as Chief Operating Officer in India and almost 7 years in the UK leading one of Vodafone’s biggest enterprise business units. Since leaving Vodafone, Kyle had a brief spell setting up the international arm of Ezdan Holding Group; Qatar’s largest real estate firm.



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