SAP’s Geness elected new ITA President

April 1, 2015 1:50 pm0 comments
Sunil Geness

Sunil Geness

JOHANNESBURG – THE  Information Technology Association of South Africa, (ITA), has announced the election of Sunil Geness, as President of the organisation for the period 2015/16.

Geness is a member of SAP’s Global Corporate Affairs team and serves as the Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP Africa.

He joins a panel of board members including Gavin Pieterse, Executive Director Equity Equivalent Investment Programme at IBM South Africa and Joshua Motjuwadi, Managing Director Government Solutions at Altron TMT who were both elected as Vice-Presidents.

Delani Higgins, Finance Manager at SAS Institute, was re-appointed as the Honorary Treasurer whilst Sylvia Thomadais of Tricruit was co-opted on to the management committee.

Geness thanked the outgoing President, Chose Choeu for his dedication and contribution to the ITA during his term.

“I am honoured to be elected by the multi-billion rand IT industry, and look forward to leading and supporting transformational change whilst continuing to build upon our positive relationships with government stakeholders, other special interest groups and our members,” he said.

Geness has set out a number of key objectives for his presidential term which include promotion and protection of the interests of ITA members through continued lobbying, advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete on a Pan African and global level.

“The ITA recognizes its supportive and key partnership role with Government stakeholders in driving productivity, stimulating growth and employment in sectors that are impacted by the continued advanced of our ICT industry and we will continue to use our association to improve policy and stimulate dialogue on our future as a country,” Geness added.

ITA champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in South Africa and represents various employers concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services in the ICT industry.

It has been in existence for the past eighty one (81) years, making it one of the most credible and oldest industry associations in Africa.

Meanwhile, Minister of Telecommunications and Postals, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, acknowledged the pivotal role of the ITA.

“I would like to interact with you through this platform more frequently.

This platform will enable us to share ideas around our areas of mutual interest as we work towards increasing IT growth prospects, boost job creation and build skills capacity in the ICT sector,” said Cwele.

– CAJ News


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