James Hickman, former head of sales, solutioning and marketing, has been named new acting executive for Altron Karabina, effective 3 October 2022.
Hickman’s appointment follows Altron Group’s announcement that Altron Karabina managing director Collin Govender has been promoted to Altron Systems Integration managing director.
Commenting on the appointment, Altron Group believes the appointment places Altron Karabina in highly capable hands as it positions itself to continue on its upward trajectory because of Hickman’s obsessive focus on ensuring Altron Karabina delivers value through client-focused outcomes and operational excellence, ensuring the business delivers innovation that matters.
Hickman, who has been an integral part of Govender’s leadership team, says he is confident about taking the business to the next level. “It’s been a privilege to be part of the leadership team in this turnaround so far and I am excited about the next chapter in our story, as we take the foundation that we have built and leverage this to build value for our customers, and partner with Microsoft to help build the future of businesses, their communities and South Africa,” he says.
Hickman holds an MBA from GIBS Business School and was the MD of a Qlik Master Reseller in South Africa before joining Altron Karabina. He had previously served as enterprise sales director at Microsoft for 13 years.