There’s a change-up happening for Microsoft South Africa, with the company’s local arm announcing that incumbent MD Mteto Nyati will be making way for a new Managing Director, Zoaib Hoosen.
Nyati will be moving to another role with the company, that of the General Manager of Microsoft’s MEA Emerging Regions while Hoosen will be taking control of South Africa specifically.
Hoosen, who spent 21 years with IBM before joining Microsoft in 2010, will be addressing several trends in SA including: the rise of multiple connected devices and the changes that cloud data will bring to the technology world. The company will continue to focus on “…youth empowerment, enterprise development, safety and security, building a more capable state, and rural development and access.”
Hoosen said in a media statement “I hope to be talking to you within the next couple of months about landing the first $100 phones and sub $200 tablets in South Africa, and this needs to be supported with relevant services. This has already started to take shape with the announcement last week that we’re increasing free storage on OneDrive from 7GB to 15GB.”
He went on to say “I am really excited about the potential and through this how we will be able to create jobs and really enable South Africa to drive our economic development and become more globally competitive. I look forward to the new challenge.”