Sylvester Mboya joins Internet Solutions as Chief Commercial Officer from Vodafone Group

Integrated ICT services provider, Internet Solutions (IS) has hired Sylvester Mboya, the former Vodafone Global Enterprise, Country Head for East Africa, to spearhead its commercial business unit as the company looks to grow its revenues and footprint in the East African region.

As the Chief Commercial Officer, Mboya – a career Business Development Leader – is tasked with driving product development and go-to-market strategy, revenue growth, strategic marketing, client satisfaction and retention through the creation of compelling solutions that deliver desired business outcomes.

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He will also be charged with identifying, vetting and onboarding Partners that will enhance the IS Portfolio and increase reach across East Africa.

Making the announcement, IS Managing Director Richard Hechle said: “With connectivity becoming commoditized, the company will be banking on its business consulting expertise which includes Cyber Security and Business Continuity Management solutions to remain relevant to its client base”.

“There’s growing demand for Business Continuity Management and Cyber Security Solutions in Emerging and Developing markets like Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda. We intend to take full advantage of these opportunities to grow our business. We are happy to beef up our team by bringing in talented and experienced hands to support this growth strategy,” he said.

As part of the regional growth strategy, the company is in the process of recruiting the Head of Uganda Operations as it seeks to consolidate and grow its business in the market. The firm is also keeping an eye on Rwanda and Ethiopia with a view to exploring emerging business opportunities that would be explored either through acquisitions or partnerships.

Internet Solutions Kenya (IS) is a converged Communication and IT infrastructure service provider in East Africa. In 2013, the company acquired AccessKenya Group. IS is owned by Dimension Data Group which has a global asset base of over US$ 100 billion with the largest Global MPLS network. Dimension Data Group on the other hand is owned by NTT Group.

IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organizations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies. The company holds four licenses from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) including DCNO, ISP, PDNO, and Local Loop Operator licenses.


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