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Schalk Visser
CTO at Cell C

Profile

With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Schalk gained deep insights into the industry having seen telecommunications move from exclusive to pervasive within the African market.

He has spent his entire career in the industry and has worked for some of Africa’s top network service providers, including Telkom, Vodacom and Vodacom Mozambique as an engineer and later in executive-level positions.

He joined Cell C in 2012, as an executive in the programme management office, where he was integral in the development, design and execution of several high profile projects, including Cell C’s massive RAN renewal project. His natural mentorship and collaborative nature led him up the ladder over the years and was most recently promoted to Chief Technology Officer in July 2020.

With a love of learning, Schalk holds two masters degrees, one in Business Administration and another in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a third in Philosophy of Corporate Strategy underway.

Both his experience and his education provide him with a unique view of the future of the telecommunications industry and what 4IR means for those working within it. He is excited about the opportunities that this future could present.