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South Africa: AfICTA appoints Exner as First Female Chairperson

Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA) has elected Ulandi Exner as the first female chairperson of the Africa private sector led Technology body, during its just concluded Annual General Meeting, which held virtually.

AfICTA stands as a dedicated alliance led by the private sector, encompassing ICT associations, multinational corporations, companies, organizations, and individuals in the African ICT sector. Committed to realizing the potential of the digital age for all in Africa, AfICTA serves as a unifying force, advocating for the advancement and inclusive benefits of Information and Communication Technologies across the continent.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Exner said: “I am honoured and excited to lead AfICTA as its first female Chairperson. I want to thank the former Chairperson Mr Thabo Mashegoane for his dedicated service and commendable leadership. I look forward to working with the members of AfICTA to propel the organization to new heights and contribute to the advancement of technology across the continent.”

Having succeeded Mashegoane, Exner concurrently served as the Vice-Chair for Southern Africa.

With a wealth of experience in information and communication technologies, Exner is a seasoned professional specializing in cybersecurity, IT risk, and IT governance.

As the newly appointed Chairperson of AfICTA, Ulandi Exner brings not only a wealth of experience but also a visionary approach to guide the organization into a new era marked by innovation and growth.

With her extensive background in the technology sector and a proven track record of effective leadership, Exner is poised to steer AfICTA toward new horizons of progress and advancement.

Exner’s selection for the role is a testament to her exceptional dedication and expertise in the ICT field, making her a standout choice. Her appointment not only signifies a noteworthy milestone for AfICTA but also stands as an inspiring example for women in technology throughout Africa and beyond.

In her new role, Exner is set to focus on advancing the organization’s mission of promoting the widespread adoption of information and communication technologies to drive socio-economic development on the continent. Her vision includes fostering collaboration between industry stakeholders, advocating for policy changes that support technological innovation, and ensuring that AfICTA continues to be at the forefront of shaping the future of ICT in Africa.

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