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Steven has over 20 years experience in the African telecommunications market. After completing his studies in Electrical Engineering, he started his career in telecoms as an engineer with Telkom South Africa, where he was later promoted to Head of New Technologies, responsible for the introduction of new data services. He later moved into marketing to promote the use of these newly deployed services and handle Product Management of the Data Services Portfolio. He left the carrier to help establish M-Web, a South African Internet service provider.
He then joined Teleglobe, a Canadian international carrier, where he was Regional Sales Director for Africa. Teleglobe was subsequently acquired by Tata Communication, where he held the same position with the added responsibility of Neotel’s (a subsidiary of Tata) international wholesale business.
More recently, he held the Chief Sales Officer position at SEACOM where he was responsible for growing group revenues as well as leading customer engagement and strategic channel development.
Today he is a freelance consultant specialising in bespoke connectivity solutions.