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Former Vodacom CTO Andries Delport appointed DFA CEO

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Andries Delport, current CTO of the CIVH Group, will take over as DFA CEO from 1 October.
Andries Delport, current CTO of the CIVH Group, will take over as DFA CEO from 1 October.

ICT-focused investment-holding company Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) today announced that Thinus Mulder will formally step down as CEO of its subsidiary DFA on 30 September.

CIVH group CEO and DFA chairman Raymond Ndlovu thanked Mulder for his immense contribution in overseeing DFA and the CIVH group’s growth during his tenure over the last 13 years, first as the founding CFO at DFA and, more recently during the past five years, as DFA CEO.

Ndlovu acknowledged Mulder’s leadership in achieving the company’s stellar financial performance and the significant improvement in DFA’s Net Promoter Score in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thinus will still be available to the group until at least December 2021. His consummate knowledge of the CIVH group’s businesses and the ICT industry is an asset that CIVH will still want to draw upon,” said Ndlovu.

Andries Delport, current CTO of the CIVH Group, will take over as DFA CEO from 1 October.

He will immediately become more involved with DFA operations during the intervening transition period.

Delport is no newcomer to the industry, having spent close to 25 years at the Vodacom Group, fulfilling the role of Vodacom group chief technology officer since 2011 before joining CIVH in 2020.

“Andries is an astute technical and commercial leader in the industry, and CIVH has full confidence in his capabilities and industry pedigree in leading DFA forward during this time of high-paced regulatory, technological and commercial market structure changes in the environment,” added Ndlovu.

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