Zuko Mdwaba: Workday puts people at the centre of enterprise software


Zuko Mdwaba was recently appointed as the new country director in SA for Workday.

Since its launch in 2004, Workday has steadily eaten away at the hegemony of its competitors, first mainly in the United States and now also in the rest of the world. This month, the company opened its first office in South Africa – in Johannesburg. We briefly caught up with Zuko Mdwaba, who joined Workday as its new regional sales director.

Zuko is a highly regarded senior professional with nearly 20 years of technical and sales experience in the IT sector at leading companies and, most recently, as country leader at SAS. Asked what his proudest career achievement to date was, he also reveals an entrepreneurial streak.

He says:

“That was when I started a business from scratch and built it into a multi-million dollar business, achieving double-digit growth on an annual basis. This was a team effort and I am particularly honoured to have been able to lead a team of very competent individuals who were always pushing the boundaries to achieve their own potential – and more.”

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Zuko says he believes there is no better enterprise applications vendor than Workday to add value to the South African market. “I joined Workday for two key reasons; I am incredibly enthusiastic about the technology, and even more importantly, about the positive disruption that Workday brings to market through innovation.”

He believes the product has immense potential. “Workday is unique because it puts people at the centre of enterprise software. I am excited to be part of Workday’s phenomenal growth potential and to make a difference to our customers here in South Africa,” he says.

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