Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Reshaad Sha as CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective June 1, 2018.
Liquid Telecom Group CEO, Nic Rudnick said that they were delighted to have Reshaad on board and that his entrepreneurial spirit made him perfect for the job.
“We’re delighted to have found such a talented and skilled individual to fill this role. Reshaad’s entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic leadership make him the perfect addition to the Liquid Telecom Group as we continue to deliver on our vision of building Africa’s digital future,” said Rudnick.
Reshaad, a South African national, will oversee the growth of digital services and the rollout of enhanced network services for enterprises and consumers across the country.
Reshaad most recently served as CEO of SqwidNet, an open access Internet of Things (IoT) network operator, and has for the last five years served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Director of the open access fibre optic company Dark Fibre Africa. He also has extensive international management experience having worked for a variety of global tech and telecoms companies, including Cisco and LogicaCMG.
Garth Schooling, Liquid Telecom’s Managing Executive of New Business Development, has been appointed as interim CEO since Kyle Whitehill’s departure in March, and will remain in charge at Liquid Telecom South Africa until Reshaad’s arrival.
Sha is currently pursuing a two-month management course at Harvard University and will start his new position as the CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa as soon as he is back in the country.