Vivek Venkatkumar new BDS FD

Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) has appointed Vivek Venkatkumar CA(SA) as its new financial director.

Venkatkumar (pictured) takes over from outgoing FD Perry Hurri, who, after 44 years with Xerox and BDS – the largest Xerox distributor in the world – has retired.

Venkatkumar said of his appointment:

"I am very pleased to be joining BDS. I know that Perry's sterling example and track record leaves high standards to live up to. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that my new portfolio brings."

Venkatkumar has an established career track record and fulfilled various operational and financial leadership roles with companies including Mazars, formerly PKF, and the Ctrack Group (from 2007 to 2017), where he led the VP Financial Reporting Portfolio and was the group's Financial Manager.

Johan Basson, CEO of BDS, said:

"The exuberance of youth, the high energy, fresh perspectives, knowledge, expertise and experience that Vivek brings to our company will strengthen our governance and financial management capabilities. Vivek's appointment contributes to the consolidation of the leadership at BDS and is evidence of the great career opportunities that employment with BDS can offer."