AFRICA – Liquid Telecom, a communications solutions provider, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as Group Chief Business Officer (GCBO), to drive growth, innovation and strategy in the enterprise market across the Group’s holdings, effective 1 October 2020.
The Group Chief Business Officer is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the Group’s wider digital transformation strategy. In this role, Naidoo is tasked with establishing Liquid Telecom’s enterprise business offering of managed solutions to large companies.
This is a vital role as the organisation is migrating to a digitally enhanced operating model that will deliver higher levels of customer experience for long-term business sustainability.
“We are thrilled that Clayton will be joining Liquid Telecom as we progress in our journey to solidify our position as a leading digital services provider across Africa,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
“Clayton’s vast experience in the global ICT sector and his commitment to strong industry partnerships, paired with his ability to embrace innovation and take calculated risks makes him an ideal asset as the Group continues to grow.”
A seasoned ICT professional, Naidoo has more than 14 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Liquid Telecom, he worked at Cisco in several key leadership positions. Most recently, he was General Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa, covering 31 countries.
He was responsible for executing a region-wide vision and strategy that delivered transformational value to Cisco’s customers and partners, accelerating growth across all business segments and developing strategic relationships across the entire ecosystem to drive a digital agenda for Sub-Saharan Africa.
“I am very proud to be part of the Liquid Telecom family. I look forward to exploring and tapping into the many exciting opportunities that exist across the Pan-African network, in order to build trusted, intelligent and secure enterprise solutions for our customers,” said Naidoo.