Company profile of T-Systems International GmbH, one of the leading ICT specialists headquartered in Frankfurt/Main
Board of Management T-Systems South Africa

Board of Management

Chairman of the Board

Mardia Niehaus

Mardia is the Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa for T-Systems International. She is also the Chairman of the Board of T-Systems South Africa
Prior to her current role within T-Systems, Mardia was the Managing Direcor of T-Systems South Africa
Her career at T-Systems started in 1998 when she was recruited for the position of Vice President of Human Resources in 1998.  Thereafter she was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director and Vice President of Sales and Services in 2005.
  •  Finalist in SA’s most Influential Women in Business and Government 2012.
  •  ICT Personality of the Year 2008.
  • South African Corporate Business Woman of the Year 2008.
  • Boss of the Year Runner Up 2007.
Associations and Memberships
  • Director: Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce.
  • Advisory Committee Member: The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership.
  • Member: Business Leadership South Africa.
  • Committee Member: International Women’s Forum (South Africa) Communication Committee
Managing Director T-Systems South Africa

Dineo Molefe

Having joined T-Systems in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dineo Molefe took over as MD in May 2018.
Dineo has an exceptional track record with the wide-ranging industry and leadership experience. Having qualified as Chartered Accountant (CA) SA, she went on to complete a Masters in Commerce at the University of Johannesburg and the Advanced Management Programme at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.
Dineo has over 20 years’ experience in Finance, having held various positions across companies such the Industrial Development Corporation, Eskom Holdings Limited, Vodacom South Africa, and Thebe Investment Corporation (Group Finance Director).
Dineo is also a Board and Audit Committee Member of two JSE listed companies.
Executive Director

Wessel Sauermann

Vice President Finance and Controling (Acting), T-Systems South Africa
Wessel Sauermann has been part of the Finance team at T-Systems for a number of years. He is currently acting VP: Finance and Controlling.
Independent Non-Executive Director

Khangekile Simelane

From 1993 to 2010 Khangekile (Getty) held the role of Human Resources Senior/Director level positions in various industries including telecommunications, FMCG and investment banking. Before leaving the Corporate world in 2010 she has been a Director in the Holding company and Executive of Human Capital at Deutsche Bank, South Africa for six years.
In 2011 she re-established her HR consultancy business, The HR Touch - founded in 2006 remaining as shareholder and director. The HR Touch has key clients in the automotive industry, retail and investment banking, FMCG, telecoms and IT as well as in other industrial entities.
Khangekile began her career in HR in 1981 as a Human Resources Generalist in the textiles and furniture industries. She later moved on to industrial chemicals wherein she fulfilled various middle management positions in industrial relations, transformation, remuneration and heading-up human resources.
Between 1994 and 2004 she served as a Member of the Management Board in the Office of the Auditor General, which at the time was a statutory body. Khangekile was responsible for human resources matters that included strategy, conditions of service, rewards and policies for the Auditor General's Office staff.
Other experiences gained in her career:
Strategy development, facilitation, input and leadership as member of both Executive and Board; Mentorship both formal and informal; Strategic and operational management of business; Management of executive compensation plans; Independent advisor to HR and Remuneration Committees of a Board; Coaching and Mentoring professionals and company Executive currently studying Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching; Organisation Structure Design and people strategy.
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mpho Letlape

Mpho is currently the Managing Director of both the Sasol lnzalo Foundation and the Sasol Global Foundation and brings with her vast and extensive management, executive and business experience across various industries and sectors to T-Systems South Africa.
The Sasol lnzalo Foundation is an initiative of the Sasol Limited BEE transaction of 2008 and aims to be a significant contributor to sustainable economic growth in South Africa by focusing on skills development primarily in the Mathematics, Science and Technology environments. Mpho is responsible for all aspects of the business including Finance, Governance, Operations, Programmes, and Stakeholder Relations.
The Sasol Global Foundation is a consolidation of all Sasol Limited Citizenship, Philanthropy, Community and Corporate and Social Responsibility initiatives and activities. The aim is to direct, drive, enable and govern a fully integrated approach to Corporate Social Responsibility in the organisation.
Mpho graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree at Fort Hare University in 1981, majoring in both Computer Science and Psychology. She has done business, management and executive studies at the Wits, Cape Town, IMD and Harvard Business Schools.
Previously, Mpho was Managing Director of the Human Resources Division at Eskom Holdings from December 2000 to December 2008.
Prior to joining Eskom she was Director of Human Resources at IBM South Africa. She worked for IBM I ISM I ISG (ISM and ISG were the IBM representatives in South Africa during the sanction years) for nineteen years; starting in 1981 as a Trainee Systems Engineer.
When IBM re-entered South Africa in July 1995, Mpho then moved to Human Resources as senior HR Manager and became HR Director in 1998 shortly after a stint in the European and Emerging Markets Head Quarters in Paris and Vienna and regular visits to Armonk in the US.
In addition, Mpho is the Founder, sole shareholder and Chairman of Lethushane Properties Limited, a family property development start-up company whose intention is to showcase social entrepreneurship in practice through focus on equality with housing and employment as the main challenges being addressed.
Mpho has sat on the Boards of the Institute for People Management (IPM) as Chairman and President; South African Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (SABCOHA) as Chairman; Air Traffic and Navigational Systems (ATNS) and South African Post Office (SAPO) in non-executive capacities.
She is currently a Trustee of the South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID); an independent South African Women's Forum committed to provide a platform for every woman to be heard; and of the University of South Africa (UNISA) Foundation which focuses on promoting and supporting UNISA and raising funds for projects.
Non-Executive Director

Georg Heil

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 Diplom 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)