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Reshaad Sha

CEO at SqwidNet


As CEO of SqwidNet, Reshaad is entrusted with building an IoT connectivity business in South Africa in partnership with the global IoT network operator, Sigfox. He also serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at DFA where he is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Product Innovation and long term business planning. SqwidNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFA that will roll out a nationwide open access IoT network to provide a connectivity platform that will enable industries across South Africa to participate in the digitisation shift that is upon us.

Reshaad has held various director-level positions primarily in the telecommunications industry, which afforded him the opportunity to work closely with many leading telecommunications operators in the USA, South Africa, across the Middle-East and Africa, Russia, Turkey, and South East Asia. He has fulfilled various executive roles which included Managing Director of a wholesale voice termination company headquartered in Singapore and Director of Strategy at Cisco where he advised governments and telecommunications operators across the emerging markets. Reshaad holds an executive MBA from UCT’s graduate school of business.

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