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Board of Directors

T-Systems South Africa

Arrie Redelinghuys

Arrie Redelinghuys

Chairman of the Board

Arrie Redelinghuys has over 35 years of industry experience with managing complex IT projects and businesses on a local and international scale.

Arrie has received formal Business education from the University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, INSEAD and London Business School.

Previously he has been tasked with the following responsibilities includes SVP responsible for all T Systems International countries outside EMEA. These included the USA, Mexico, Brazil, China and Singapore; SVP of Delivery for the Americas (US, Mexico and Brazil) and Asia Pacific Regions. In this role, he is responsible for:

  • Global delivery to all accounts in the Regions to include end-to-end business responsibility
  • Achieving the shared goals of Sales and Delivery units
  • Improving quality, reducing costs and driving revenue growth

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Prior to the above assignments, Arrie was the Shell Global Account Delivery Manager from 2009 to 2014. During this period, he led the Shell Global Account Delivery team to provide major sustainable improvements to Shell’s operations and T-Systems relationship with the customer. Based on the Shell Supplier Confidence Survey, Arrie guided the team assisting Shell’s Upstream, Downstream, Global Functions, Trading, Projects & Technology and Shell Technical Landscape Services.

From 2006 to 2009, Arrie was VP of Delivery for T-Systems North America. Responsible for leading the Computing Services & Solutions, Desktop Services & Solutions, Project Delivery and AppCom (Cloud) Business Development throughout the organization. Before moving to North America, Arrie served as General Manager of Computing & Desktop Services for the South Region of T-Systems in South Africa. His responsibilities included all aspects relating to the Computing and Desktop Service Line. Arrie was first established as General Manager there in 2001.

Arrie joined debis IT SA in 1997 as the Manager of Project Services. Arrie was a key contributor to the successful establishment and optimization of debis IT Services, which later became T-Systems. From 2000 till the middle of 2001, Arrie managed and contributed to the automisation and process optimization efforts of T-Systems.

Dr Rajan Padayachee

Dr Rajan Padayachee

Managing Director & Member of the Management Board

Dr. Rajan Padayachee was appointed as MD at T-Systems South Africa on 1 October 2020.

Dr. Padayachee joined T-Systems South Africa in 2010 from Arivia.kom and has over 26 years of experience in both Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.  At Arivia.kom, he was the Executive General Manager  in charge of Managed Services, Systems Integration and Telecommunications business units.

Since joining T-Systems, Rajan has held several executive management positions which included Head of CSS, VP of ICTO & Production and Head of Solutions Design, Projects and Portfolio management. Over the last two years, Rajan been the Head of Sales and Marketing for T-Systems South Africa.

Rajan also has a PhD in Information Systems which focused on Strategic IT decision making in the midst of disruptive technologies.

Rajan is a well respected professional and has exceptional all-round experience that enables him to operate at tactical and strategic levels and has proven ability to add value and made a difference in all previous roles that he occupied.

Getty Khangekile Simelane

Getty Khangekile Simelane

Independent Non-Executive Director

Getty Khangekile Simelane joined the T-Systems SA Board in 2014.  She has extensive experience in human resources at executive level positions in a range of industrial sectors, including telecommunications, FMCG, and investment banking in local and multinational companies.

A co-founder and director of a management consultancy company, The HR Touch. Getty has considerable experience as a non-executive director on several public and private sector companies including being Chair of the Board and independent member of Remuneration and Social & Ethics Committees.

She is a Master Human Resources Practitioner (Generalist), HR Auditor and member of the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), a Fellowship Member of the Institute of Directors SA, and an accredited Sirdar Governance Panelist and holds the following qualifications: BA SW (Unizul), HDPM (Wits), MPhill (Bath, UK), EDP (Northwestern US).

Georg Heil

Georg Heil

Non-Executive Director

Georg joined T-Systems in 2002 as Senior Executive and Vice President of T-Systems International GmbH responsible for Corporate Finance, Risk & Controls. Georg obtained a qualification in Business Management from the University of Mannheim in 1983. He also received a Diploma Kaufmann, Diploma in Procurement.

His work experience include senior and leading roles for: Adidas Sportschuhfabrik, Herzogenaurach - Controlling (1984 – 1986); Dornier GmbH, Friedrichshafen - Cash and FX Management, Financial Planning - Senior Manager Treasury (1986 – 1990); Mercedes Benz AG, Stuttgart - Financial Planning and Treasury, Vice President (1990 – 1995); Debis Systemhaus GEI mbH, Aachen - CFO and Board Member during 1998 (1995 – 2000); Debis Systemhaus GmbH/T-Systems ITS GmbH, Leinfelden – Echterdingen - CFO and Board Member (2000 – 2002)
 

Anja Hattingh

Anja Hattingh

Non-Executive Director

Anja Hattingh has been working in South Africa for more than 10 years in various management positions, the last of which was CFO for the T-Systems South African group of companies before moving back to Germany in 2013.

Anja is now working on a T-Systems global level as the CFO for the international business as well as the IT portfolio units.

Unathi Jonas

Unathi Jonas

Company Secretary

Unathi is a General Council with 14 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial law. She heads up the legal department at T-Systems and is also responsible for compliance, risk, and data privacy. She is also the company secretary at T-Systems responsible for governance of the T-Systems Board.

Prior to joining T-Systems Unathi was an equity partner and director at leading law firm, Bowmans, where she practiced in the mergers and acquisitions and commercial law department.

She also sits on the board of trustees, in the role of chairman, for a number of indirect shareholders in the Independent Power Producer Programme. 

In 2020 Unathi was nominated as GC Powerlist top 500 in house legal advisors in the world.

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