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Executive Management (EXCO)

T-Systems South Africa

The lineup at T-Systems

Who is at the top at T-Systems South Africa, and how is our Executive Management structured? Get an overview here. 

Dr Rajan Padayachee

Dr Rajan Padayachee

Managing Director

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.

Unathi Jonas

Unathi Jonas

Executive Head of Legal

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.

Wessel Sauermann

Wessel Sauermann (CA)SA

VP Finance

Wessel Sauermann is a certified Chartered Accountant (CA)SA, seasoned Finance Professional and a long serving member of T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) management. He has been part of the Finance team within T-Systems International and TSSA for a number of years, having joined T-Systems South Africa in 1996.

Besides T-Systems, Wessel has also served in other key South Africa entities such as South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) as a Senior Tax Official, as well as global audit company PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he served as Manager – Audit Services.

Since joining T-Systems, he has served in numerous roles, both locally (TSSA) and internationally, including:

  • Manager - Business Assurance, Business Manager - Accounting, Business Manager - Controlling, CFO for T-Systems India (Pty) Ltd, Business Manager - Finance, Acting CFO (TSSA), Business Manager - Controlling, Head of Controlling, Head of Business Operations – Delivery, Head of Finance 

In September 2020, he took over the role of Vice President: Finance for T-Systems South Africa where, as part of the local Executive Team, he will play a very active and crucial role in supporting the local business’ endeavours.

Wessel, who is passionate about seeing the company and its people change and grow, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Free State, an Honours degree B. Compt (CTA) from the University of South Africa. In 1991 he achieved the designation of CA(SA) – Chartered Accountant – Public Accountants and Auditing Board and is a recognised member of the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Clarice Sinegugu Nadebeni

Clarice Sinegugu Ndabeni

VP Human Resources

Clarice Sinegugu Ndabeni, is a seasoned Human Resources professional who joined T-Systems South Africa with the acquisition of Arivia.kom in 2010

There she had held several internal consultant roles from 2005-2009, culminating in her experience as Management Consultant: Human Capital Development.

At T-Systems South Africa, she has served as Human resources Business Partners (HRBP) in the Delivery unit for years, as well as Senior HRBP for G&A, Finance and Controlling, Strategy and Transformation as well as Human Resources portfolio. Additionally, she has managed the Learning and Development (L&D) team. In 2018, Clarice was appointed to the role of Head: Human Resources. In September 2020, she was appointed Vice President: Human Resources.

Clarice’s qualifications include amongst others a Bachelor of Arts (BA), majoring in Sociology, a minor in Psychology from Prairie View A&M University in Texas, USA. MAP from Wits Business School, DLPR from Unisa business School.

Among her achievements at T-Systems S.A. has been the task overseeing the company’s Transformation Process and driving the employee engagement in order to shape a new people centered organizational culture and ensuring that skills development, employment equity and Nation Building are central to the company’s Human Resources strategy.

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