A results-oriented and tenacious leader with a proven track record in achieving business results through building peak-performing teams, Leslie has honed his skills at developing strategic business alliances, identifying new markets, and pioneering new ways of doing business.
Backed by 29 years of experience in enabling business through technology, Leslie firmly believes that success is rooted in a strong culture of client-centricity.
Leslie’s areas of expertise include, amongst others, strategic business planning, financial and operations management, people leadership, lead and revenue generation, and negotiation.
He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as an MBA from University of KwaZulu Natal.
With the ability to create and articulate corporate vision and then move teams to embrace it, Sanjay effectively uses technology to increase profit, productivity, and competitive edge, while simultaneously delivering significant reductions in the cost of conducting business.
Sanjay is a respected leader of diverse, cross functional teams and regarded highly as a key resource, critical thinker, and an ‘out-of-the-box’ problem solver. He has a strong understanding of the relationship between technology and strategic business interests with a profit and loss mindset.
Sanjay holds a post graduate diploma in Business Management form the University of Natal, as well as a BCom in Commerce.
Formerly the Sales Director for the Public Sector Business within Africa and emerging markets at Cisco, Tim has managed various roles and directed sales teams in the Commercial, Enterprise and Public Sector. Tim also has extensive experience having worked for a large system integrator, as well as having been a partner in a technology start-up company, altogether culminating in 37 years in the Information and Communication Technology sector.
Tim began his career as a computer programmer and holds an MBA Post Graduate Diploma from the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University and a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) qualification from the University of Witwatersrand.
Even with numerous years of IT experience, Abbey believes in foremostly listening to the customer, understanding their perspective of a problem, and providing assistance accordingly. Despite his as yet short tenure at Bytes, Abbey is deeply integrated with his team, fostering a symbiotic relationship focused on continued learning while servicing the customer.
Abbey’s consultative approach endears him to his team and customers alike, allowing him to access and impact the market, providing best-in-practice solutions. Citing his drivers as adapting and growing in an ever-changing market in and ethical and sustainable way, Abbey looks for new learnings in every day situations, and determines how to apply them in a way most beneficial to the public sector.
An energetic driven leader with a proven track record excelling in employee relations and the advancement of staff.
Human Capital Executive with more than 18 years’ experience Rene has knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, and employee development.
She holds a Bsc in Law (University of Pretoria), as well as an Advance Certificate in Human Resource Management from UNISA.
Anton in an accomplished general manager, priding himself on maintaining a highly productive, efficient, and quality-driven environment at all times. Anton has a keen ability to overcome complex business and IT challenges, and a proven track record of rescuing bottlenecked, behind schedule, financially off-track projects.
He has lead world-class organizations, providing expert business services and cutting-edge technology solutions to major Telecommunication Service Providers operating in domestic and international markets. In these roles he has enabled Tier 1 Telecommunication Service Providers to launch products and opening potential for unlimited revenue, and has built and lead cross-functional, cross-border, multinational teams of over 350 consultants, and IT professionals.
In his roles as general manager, Anton enjoys assisting the executive management team in planning and executing dynamic, enterprise-level business strategies and initiatives-start-up infrastructures, organizational development and culture change.
Anton holds and MSc in Electronic Engineering from Stellenbosch University.
With a career spanning twenty years in the IT & Telecommunications and Financial Services Industries, Ross has been on a continuous growth curve.
He prides himself on his mantra of… “If I am not learning… I am not earning”. Given the opportunity to work for some of the industry giants – IBM, Deloitte & Touche, Alcatel Lucent, Virgin and Altron has afforded him the opportunity to take global initiatives and localise them for the South African market – whether in technology or services, strategy or execution his focus is result driven.
Ross’s passion now sits in making digital real – and for any of you out there who have embarked on a digital transformation program, you will know exactly what this means. Give him a call and engage on all things Digital and Telecommunications, especially if you are grappling with “What next?”.
An Advocate by trade and an accomplished professional with extensive management experience as a General Counsel gained in the legal department of a leading Information Technology, Telecommunications and Multimedia organisation, Michael has been a speaker and panel moderator at the Corporate Counsel Forum Africa facilitated by ALM and Legal Week.
He prides himself on being forward-thinking leader, able to create buy-in with parties and stakeholders alike, and handle conflict effectively and efficiently. Michael enjoys working and engaging with individuals with diverse characteristics and cultures. A keen athlete, Michael has represented South Africa in Senior and Masters’ Baseball on numerous occasions.
Michael holds a BA (Law) from Rand Afrikaans University, An LLB from same, and an LLM (International Law) from the University of Johannesburg.
Leading the executive team’s Finance and Accounting strategy aligned with the need to optimise financial performance and strategic positioning of the organisation, Mario has over 20 years of experience leading financial strategies to facilitate a company’s ambitious growth plan. He joined Altron BSI as a Management Accountant in 2007, and has since established a strategic vision for the organizations accounting functions and supply chain (purchasing, logistics and pricing).
He continues to deliver financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers by ensuring that the financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Mario prides himself in ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met (BEEE, labour, etc), as estabalishing a high level of credibility to manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, auditors and suppliers at all times.
Phumzile Hlatshwayo has a wealth of knowledge in the Human Capital arena with experience garnered from large corporates such MTN SA, Netcare and SAMRO to mention a few.
She holds a BA in Industrial Psychology, Diploma in HRM, BA Honours in Industrial Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Phumzile is a HR Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practitioners.
Matthew Klaas is a Finance Professional with a wealth of knowledge of over 10 years business experience gained in the Pharmaceutical (Manufacturing), Auditing (Internal and External) as well as Engineering Industries. He has worked for corporates such as Consolidated Infrastructure Group Ltd and Consolidated Power Projects Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Aspen Pharmacare Ltd.
Matthew’s key areas of expertise include Financial planning and control, governance and risk management. He is a firm believer in continuous improvement. He holds Bcom (Hons) CTA from UNISA, an MBA from the NMMU and is a Chartered Accountant.