“PERFECTION IS NOT ATTAINABLE, BUT IF WE CHASE PERFECTION, WE CAN CATCH EXCELLENCE.” ―VINCE LOMBARDI

OUR TEAM OF FANTASTIC PROFESSIONALS

Lonwabo Sambudla

Group CEO

Mkasiri Msebenzi

Group CFO

Muthoni Kirumbi

CTO

BIO
A technology professional with over 8 years’ experience in Financial Inclusion, Product Management, Project Management, Design and Architecture. She has created partnerships and offered services to the biggest telecommunication companies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Martin Zogbhy

CMO

BIO

Founder of Aquarius Consulting Group (Pty) Ltd. Martin is an accomplished executive and businessman, working extensively in-and-around Africa, with significant experience in Marketing Management, Telecommunications, Sales and Negotiation.

Josphat Kinyua

CCO

BIO

Founder and Group Commercial Director of MODE. Josphat has over 10 years’ experience, in various capacities, with Renaissance Group of Russia, Standard Bank of South Africa and UBS. His investment banking experience is largely in the Telecoms, Media and Technology Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

JJ Botha

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

BIO

Over 20 years’ experience in launching, growing and strengthening companies. A proven track record in the commercialisation of products and services through development and implementation of a strong business case.

Jonathan Du Plessis

Head of Application Management

BIO

Holds a Bachelor of Science in ‘Applied Information Technology’ and has been active within the telecommunications industry for more than 16 years.  His expertise is in Automation of Processes, Solution Architecture, Quality Assurance, DevOps and Business Intelligence.

Brenda Morgan

Senior Project Manager

BIO

Brenda has been a Certified Project Manager, predominantly within the IT, Infrastructure and Banking sectors, for over 12 years; working with companies such as Absa, Accenture and BP. As a certified ‘Scrum Master’, Brenda has been involved in projects such as the successful roll out of new software and hardware to all Sasol and Excel service stations across the country.

Blayne Thorne

Client Retention Manager

BIO
Blayne has been involved with Telecommunications for over 25 years and has gained valuable experience in Retail, Field Marketing, Account Management, Client Retention Management, Product Marketing & Merchandising and Customer Relationship Management.

Oloff Marais

Head of Analytics

Nomathamsanqa Tshabalala

Regional Manager

BIO
Nomathamsanqa is an experienced professional within the Telecommunications and Financial Services industries; skilled in Marketing, Negotiation, Business Planning, Product and Operations Management.

Mlungisi Mbele

Client Quality Assurance Analyst

BIO
With an impressive 17 certifications, Mlungisi has occupied roles such as Business Analyst, Software Developer and Test Automation Engineer; and has worked with global companies such as Software Quality Systems (Expleo), VHI (Ireland’s largest health insurer), EOH on Old Mutual, and CyberPro.

Juandre Van Zyl

Snr Predictive Analyst

BIO
Juandre has held titles such as Investment Analyst and Risk Analyst at Finbond Mutual Bank and PSG Wealth respectively. Juandre is currently completing his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Bashi Makhafola

Team Lead IT operations

Jo-Anne Pretorius

Product Manager

Catherine Lee-Holmquist

Personal Assistant

BIO
Catherine has 5 years’ experience working with JSE listed companies, and has recently become part of the IMS team as Personal Assistant to our Directors. She is currently completing her Financial Accounting Degree.

Sibongile Malgas

HR Administrator

BIO
Sibongile joined IMS Ventures as a Human Resource Administrator and previously was an HR Graduate Trainee with Nando’s SA. Prior to that she looked after the Data Science Portfolio as a Recruitment consultant for a boutique recruitment firm.

Charles Amon

IT Security Specialist

BIO
A technology professional with over 8 years’ experience in Financial Inclusion, Product Management, Project Management, Design and Architecture. She has created partnerships and offered services to the biggest telecommunication companies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Arnold Musadziruma

Financial Analyst

BIO
Arnold joined IMS as a Financial Analyst in 2019. Prior to this, he worked as an M&A Investment Banking Analyst and has deal origination and execution experience in sectors including Telecoms, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Specialty Chemicals across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reginald Dichane

IT Application Support

Mukudzei Msebenzi

Marketing Associate

BIO
Mukudzei joined IMS as a Marketing Intern in 2019. Prior to this, he worked as a Brand Ambassador with Tribe SA, working with brands such as Mercedes Benz SA and Ford SA.

Karabo Kolokoto

Revenue Assurance Manager