CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JOHAN (SIPHO) COETZEE
Sipho Coetzee has more than31 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry. He has a B.Sc. (Computer Science and Operations Research) and a MBA degree and is currently enrolled for a PhD in Business Administration at the University of the Freestate(UFS). The topic of his thesis is “An ICT framework for the sales and marketing processes of South African SMMEs”.
To pursue his passions for people development and creating solutions to solve complex business problems, Sipho decided in 2013 to do independent Management & ICT consulting, independent sales and marketing (various companies) and part-time lecturing.He then formed Sipho Coetzee Consulting, a sole proprietor focused on Management & ICT consulting. Today Sipho does ICT strategy consulting and training; Business strategy consulting and training; ICT Service Management consulting; ICT solution design; Strategic Program management and Sales and Marketing consulting and training. He is also doing the sales of services for 10 SME companies on an independent basis and he is also accountable for the establishment and management of a fundraising and donor development team for Vaal Mental Health, a NGO servicing the Sedibeng area.
In 2012 Sipho got diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis), landed in a wheelchair and had to take a few month’s break from the mainstream enterprise ICT business. For a year he then fulfilled the role of Managing Director for Pivotel (Pty) Ltd, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions integrator for the Gated Communities, Mixed Use Developments, Business Parks and Eco / Industrial Parks.
In his 3½ years at Gijima, one of South Africa’s (SA) largest ICT service providers, his skills in Leadership and Management were utilised in his role as Account Executive for Absa. He lead a team of approx. 550 technical people delivering ICT Infrastructure Support services in close to 1400 locations across South Africa to Gijima’s largest outsource client. He motivated and lead his team to deliver the services on a sustainable and profitable basis at a rate substantially below the market while still tabling significant cost savings for the client.
In his career of over 8 years at Business Connexion (BCX), one of the largest ICT Outsourcers in SA, Sipho served in various Sales Management and Outsource Management roles. During this period he won business worth more than R940m for BCX. He put together several large & complex ICT implementation and outsourcing deals, managed them through successful transition and saved his clients substantial costs or assisted them to lower business risk and improve business processes. His major clients included Sasol, Arivia, SARS, BHP Billiton, Edcon, AngloGold Ashanti, Sappi, Metcash, Fluor, Eskom and Afgri.
Sipho had a career of over 13 years in Sasol, a very successful global petrochemical company. He did Account Management for several key Sasol IT client accounts. He also lead several teams in establishing the architecture and ICT strategy to support Sasol’s globalisation drive. During the earlier part of his Sasol career, Sipho performed various technical roles ranging from programming, database administration, database / MIS research and project management on several multi million rand projects.
Sipho has a passion for people development and creating solutions to solve complex business problems. He has the ability to motivate people and to create long lasting and mutually beneficial.
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