OUR TEAM OF FANTASTIC PROFESSIONALS
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.
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.
Prior to taking on this role he led the Digital Transformation, Financial Services Technology Consulting, and Experience Consulting businesses for PwC in Africa. His deep understanding of the critical link between established and emerging disruptive technologies, human beings, strategic agility methodologies and the shaping of business strategies, enables him to deliver significant value and differentiated experiences for his clients.
Head of Digital
Kevin is an experienced Strategy, Finance, Payments, Innovation, Fintech and Telco professional. He is the Head of Digital at IMS Global Ventures. His focus is on the optimisation and expansion of existing digital financial services, products and platforms across South Africa, rest of Africa and the Middle East, Core products include Airtime Credit Services, Mobile Money and Wallets.
Brenda is 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.
Client Retention Manager
Head of Analytics
Client Quality Assurance Analyst
Juandre Van Zyl
Snr Predictive Analyst
Team Lead IT operations
IT Security Specialist
IT Application Support
Marie Van Straten
Senior Predictive Analyst
Marié has over 8 years’ experience in the credit industry. Over the course of this time she has gained experience in Business Intelligence, Marketing Services & Credit Risk Modelling. She has recently become part of the IMS team as Senior Predictive Analyst.
Justin Nimmerhout joint IMS Ventures as a Financial Accountant on 1st April 2020 and previously served as a Group Financial Accountant at Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd. Prior to that he completed his SAIPA articles and passed his PE exam to become a Professional Accountant (SA).
An experienced application support professional within the telecommunications industry. He implemented and supported various high revenue Telkom solutions, and lead his team during the successful implementation of the Call Completion Emergency Top Up solution prior to joining IMS. Sipesande is currently completing his Linux Red Hat Administration certification.
Certified in Red hat Linux Administration and holding a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences and information systems, with experience in Supporting VoWiFi at CellC for three years. Mulalo also lead the SMSC and VoWifi teams for 6 months before he joined IMS, gaining extensive experience in the telecoms industry.
Leandi graduated from the University of Potchefstroom holding her Honours degree in Quantitative Risk Management. Since then she has been a Data Scientist in both a Marketing and Modelling Team within TransUnion, gaining 4 years of credit bureau experience. She has recently become part of the IMS Team as a Data Scientist, building models and optimizing markets
Jonathan Du Plessis
Head of Application Management
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
Head of Sales and Distribution
A seasoned professional with extensive experience in FMCG and Retail in various leadership roles with British American Tobacco, SAB, Edcon, Coca Cola and Tiger brands, both in South Africa and internationally. His experience is largely in Sales and Distribution, Trade Marketing, Customer Relations, Manufacturing and Logistics Management in both formal and informal markets
Client liaison officer
Worked 10 years in the IT Banking Sector. Specializing in Business Application Support, IT Service Management and Assisting in Projects, in varies IT Service Delivery Departments. Working and supporting internal business and Third-party vendors and maintaining those relationships.
Senior Devops Engineer
Badi understands the importance of system uptime to the customer journey. This is his 12th year working with systems providing essential services to their customers. He is passionate about DevOps, having gained a very good understanding of popular cloud platforms, CI/CD tools, version control platforms, containerization and orchestration tools
Desmond has been in the Telecommunication industry for over a decade with a history in Financial Services. His core competencies are Product Management, Training and Technical Project Management
With a First-Class Bachelor of Science degree from Bath Spa University, Gillian has a broad platform of experience spanning multiple sectors including personal insurance, mobile payments, social networking and ICT. She has over 10 years’ experience in Agile product management/ownership, for companies such as Lime Global, Visa Inc., Mxit and Storm Voice and Data
Edwin is an IT professional with over 5 years’ experience administering and managing IT infrastructure and business production systems to create and deliver solutions tied to business growth, organizational development and network optimization. He is Skilled in problem identification, troubleshooting and applying client focused solutions to achieve high availability and performance of IT systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has worked in various capacities with the latest being an IT manager at Mawingu Networks.