Mteto Nyati steps down as Altron CEO

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 11 Jan 2022
Mteto Nyati to step down as Altron group chief executive.
Mteto Nyati to step down as Altron group chief executive.

Altron group CEO Mteto Nyati will step down from his role, effective from 30 June 2022, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday.

In the statement, the JSE-listed firm says the decision comes as Nyati is about to complete a five-year term with the group, his successful contribution to increasing shareholder value by approximately six times during his tenure, and his search for a new challenge.

Nyati, who joined Altron in 2017, led the company’s transition from a family-controlled and managed business to an independent corporate entity, contributed significantly to the achievement of several strategic initiatives at Altron, according to the statement.

The technology services firm points out that these initiatives include establishing and growing a core ICT portfolio and transforming Altron from a diversified technology group into a trusted information technology services company.

Says Altron: “He was instrumental in finalising a number of bolt-on acquisitions during his tenure including EZY2C in Australia, Phoenix Software in the UK and Karabina, Ubusha and LAWtrust in South Africa.

“Following the successful demerger, unbundling and separate listing of Bytes Technology Group during 2020, the businesses now have a combined market capitalisation in excess of R30 billion.

“These and other strategic initiatives driven by Nyati resulted in a doubling of the Group’s EBITDA prior to the demerger and unbundling of Bytes UK in December 2020. He was responsible for the establishment of a values-based culture centred on customers, employees and good governance, which also improved Altron’s societal impact.”

The Altron board extended its sincere gratitude to Nyati for his “visionary and inspirational leadership, and his contribution to Altron and its shareholders”, wishing him well in his future endeavours and says it looks forward to his continued contribution prior to his departure.

Altron’s nomination committee has started the process to identify and appoint a successor, notes the statement.