Seacom’s Fortuin to step down
Oliver Fortuin, Group CEO of Seacom, has resigned from his position, the company announced today.
According to a statement from the telecommunications and managed services provider Fortuin will continue to serve in his position until June this year, during which time he will continue to support the Seacom board and also participate in the process to announce his successor, which the company expects to conclude in the coming weeks.
Fortuin’s decision to leave the company stems from his decision to be closer to his adult children who have relocated overseas, the company added.
Fortuin said, “It’s been a privilege to lead Seacom on this next stage of its development. Seacom is blessed with great talent and a very experienced leadership team, who will provide both the continuity and expertise required to ensure we remain a leader on the continent as the company continues to transform and expand.”
According to Seacom, during his tenure Fortuin drove the company’s ambitious five-year strategy to become a pan-African converged telecommunications organisation.
“Based on this, Seacom has diversified its offerings in both the wholesale and enterprise segments, as well as entering new key markets broadening its geographic footprint. SEACOM has also completed several major acquisitions under Fortuin’s guidance. These include the acquisition of ICT service provider EOH Networking Solutions (EOH-NS) and Hymax, as well as the purchase of selected infrastructure assets in Kenya and Uganda,” Seacom stated.
Pieter Uys – Chairman of the Seacom board, added, “The last few years have been a period of change and growth for Seacom. It has been thanks to effective leadership that we have weathered storms, made bold decisions, and redefined how we do business across the continent. We are grateful to Oliver for his commitment to our shared vision and wish him all the best.”