Cell C appoints Gobodo Incorporated co-founder Joe Mthimunye as non-executive chairman

Mthimunye is taking over from Kuben Pillay who will remain in the position for the handover period.

On Thursday, 24 October, Cell C announced the appointment of existing Cell C board member Joe Mthimunye as non-executive chairman with effect from 20 November. 

Mthimunye will be taking over from outgoing chairman Kuben Pillay, who has agreed to remain in the position until the handover process has been concluded. 

In a statement, Cell C thanked Pillay for his “strong and ethical leadership, which has strengthened governance within Cell C” adding that he was “instrumental in building sound relationships with Cell C’s key stakeholder”. 

Mthimunye is a qualified chartered accountant is a co-founder and former partner of Gobodo Incorporated, a forerunner to SNG Grant Thornton. He serves as an executive chairman of aloeCap Proprietary Limited and on the boards of various non-listed companies in which aloeCape is invested. Mthimunye also serves as an independent non-executive director on the Blue Label.

The following appointments have also been made: 

Gary Halow and Jerry Vilakazi will replace Brett Levy and Mark Levy as the Blue Label Telecoms representatives and Paul Edwards will replace Herman Kotze on behalf of Net1

The Cell C board said in the statement that they are grateful for the contributions of outgoing board members over the last two years and welcomes the incoming board members.