Board Members

A team that is passionate about creating positive change in Africa
 

Jacques de Vos

CEO: Mezzanine

Jacques de Vos is the CEO and founder of Mezzanine, now a subsidiary of the Vodacom Group. His mandate is to lead this ever-growing organisation in delivering digital transformation across the African continent where more than 25 Mezzanine projects are currently active in 12 African countries. His vision for the company is to establish a platform business with unique insight and a formidable track record in the agricultural, healthcare, education and social services environments thus assisting enterprises and individuals in benefiting from the digital dividend throughout Africa.

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Nadya Bhettay

Chief Operating Officer: Vodacom Ventures and Partnerships

Nadya is currently Vodacom’s Chief Operating Officer: Vodacom Ventures and Partnerships and has been with Vodacom since 2005. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at EY in 1999, Nadya spent 5 years in investment banking, specialising in mergers & acquisitions, at Morgan Stanley in Johannesburg and London.  Nadya joined Vodacom Group as head of M&A, where she led Vodacom’s listing on the JSE in 2009, and also its R7.5bn BEE deal.

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Rita Okuthe

Chief Enterprise Officer, Safaricom

Rita Okuthe is a Senior Business Executive with a proven track record of creating and leading new business lines for top-notch multinational companies in emerging markets. Skilled in revitalising organisations by translating abstract concepts, theories and methodologies into simple but effective programmes that people can believe in and are ready to work hard to achieve.

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Peter Malebye

Managing Executive for IoT Africa, Vodacom Group Business

Peter qualified as an electrical engineer in 1998 but choose to follow his career in telecommunications which started with Alcatel in 1999. Peter joined MTN SA where he worked as VAS/Data engineer. The next move in Peter’s career was at Accenture as a management consultant where he was involved with the launch of Cell C BSS/OSS operations. The next step was to build strategic consulting skills at Burlington Strategy where he advised Regional Network Operators with capital raising and was involved in advising Neotel pre launch.

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Thys Cronje

Chief Commercial Officer, Simera Group

Thys is a multi-talented engineer with a passion for business development and agile product commercialization. He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience with electro-optical systems (remote sensing), artificially intelligent systems (medical devices), and the mobile device/IoT solution industries. He is a firm believer that nimbler commercialization processes with in-market experimentation will ultimately lead to market success. He likes to be at the sweet spot where new technologies, viable business models, and creative people meet.

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Martha Lamola

Managing Executive: Facilities Based Provider (FBP) Vodacom Business

Martha Lamola is a highly regarded business professional with more than 18 years’ experience across the telecommunications and energy industries. Martha is currently in charge of Vodacom’s enterprise finance function, with a turnover of R15 billion a year. She has specific know how on mobile and fixed networks performance and is a key member of the Vodacom Business EXCO and sub-committees, implementing the Vodacom Business sales transformation model for the group.

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Our Solutions

Mezzanine offers a range of innovative digital managed solutions that have been designed and developed on our modular middleware platform, Helium, by our in-house product teams.

Health & Social Innovation

Health is where Mezzanine started. Our products create networked service delivery platforms with a focus on last mile linkage to care, and efficient supply chain and pathology management. Our health products are internationally renowned and recognised as solutions that change the world.

Agriculture

Mezzanine offers comprehensive solutions for agribusiness to interact and transact with smallholder farmers in Africa. We can proudly claim that we have helped stamp out corruption in the dairy industry and fundamentally improved the yields of farmers in the Macadamia Nut industry.

Education

Education decision-makers can view real-time data from schools in their area. Whether it be incident reporting or ensuring school textbooks make it to class on-time, our digital solutions connect schools to facilitate an ecosystem of support.

Asset & Financial

Assets and financial disbursements require strict controls to manage in an accountable and transparent way. By using our digital solutions, customers can monitor and get the most out of their assets, as well as digitally disburse money regularly to large bases of unbanked beneficiaries.

Health & Social Innovation

Health is where Mezzanine started. Our products create networked service delivery platforms with a focus on last mile linkage to care, and efficient supply chain and pathology management. Our health products are internationally renowned and recognised as solutions that change the world.

Agriculture

Mezzanine offers comprehensive solutions for agribusiness to interact and transact with smallholder farmers in Africa. We can proudly claim that we have helped stamp out corruption in the dairy industry and fundamentally improved the yields of farmers in the Macadamia Nut industry.

Education

Education decision-makers can view real-time data from schools in their area. Whether it be incident reporting or ensuring school textbooks make it to class on-time, our digital solutions connect schools to facilitate an ecosystem of support.

Asset & Financial

Assets and financial disbursements require strict controls to manage in an accountable and transparent way. By using our digital solutions, customers can monitor and get the most out of their assets, as well as digitally disburse money regularly to large bases of unbanked beneficiaries.