Saturday, March 24, 2018

Management Team


Andrew Edmondson: Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is the founder and Group CEO of Amanzi (Amanzi) LTD. Having obtained his National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (N6), Andrew joined MTN in 1994 as a Radio Engineer and went on to become a Business Development Manager, a position he excelled in for 2 years before leaving South Africa to further his career on the African Continent. Andrew then joined Celtel where he grew into a Directors role with the operations in Uganda and Tanzania he served as Operations Director and then as CTO. Andrew has many goals as CEO including, providing great service to Amanzi' customer base, delivering quality products and services, promoting a positive work environment that employees can be proud of, and giving shareholders a good return on their investment.

Tim Furness: Chief Commercial Officer

Tim has 9 years’ experience in the Mechanical and Electrical field in the FMCG industry, and 9 years’ experience in the Telecom Industry across East and West Africa as well as the Middle East. Tim has worked at an Operational and Group level for Celtel and Zain. Tim’s main passion is to develop new operations into successful mature Networks that have a solid technical and commercial foundation. He has also worked on operational cost reduction initiatives through the implementation of various power related projects, and synergies within the operations. Tim is a goal driven person, who takes pride in delivering a quality and timely project and/or solution. These attributes have steered him into a commercial role where he revels in finding cost effective and innovative solutions for our customers.

Yusuf Paruk: Chief Financial Officer

Yusuf is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a keen focus on linking finance and operations. He has extensive experience with multinational companies and has successfully worked on items varying from business restructures to start up entities, linking operations and finance and streamlining business process. He understands the challenges of running projects in Africa and prides himself on having the ability to adapt to any circumstance. He has also been instrumental in the growth of the Amanzi Group by bringing structure and knowledge sharing into all the operations.

Jan Bronkhorst: Chief Operations Officer

Jan has been working in the telecommunication industry for 26 years and initially specialised in Project Management. He has proven himself to be a leader and his core strength is in his ability to offer a solid foundation from which to grow an organisation. He has successfully completed Turnkey projects for Amanzi customers on time and within budget. He is focused on ensuring that Amanzi implements Health and Safety policies and is responsible for delivering quality on all projects as well as for developing a strong management team in each operation. Jan is the main force in proving a well organised and highly disciplined back office so that the group can continue to grow and our customers are happy to recommend our services.

Cobus Smith: Managing Director – Tanzania

Cobus has acquired his MSc in Project Management from the University of Salford along with numerous other management qualifications. Cobus has held numerous high pressure positions in various multinational companies including Operations Director for Eaton Towers South Africa, Managing Director and regional Head for REIME Ghana. Cobus’s project management approach to business and his balanced operational and commercial experience within the financial services, logistics, construction and telecommunications industry has given him a balanced and broad general knowledge base.