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Alpheus Mangale Assumes Role of Managing Director for Cisco in South Africa


Cisco has appointed Alpheus Mangale as the Managing Director for Cisco South Africa to drive the next phase of the company's growth strategy in the region.

Mangale, who will be based in Johannesburg and report directly to Cisco's senior vice president for the Emerging Theatre, Duncan Mitchell, succeeds David Meads who reaches the end of a two and a half year assignment in July 2012. Meads will work alongside Mangale, as he transitions into the role.

South Africa represents one of the fastest growing countries for Cisco and provides many opportunities to use the network as the platform for economic growth and competitive advantage. Cisco's operations in South Africa have grown considerably over the years, representing a product and services business that is one of the largest in Cisco's Emerging Theatre within Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Under Mangale's leadership, Cisco South Africa will continue to focus on enabling digital inclusion by working with local government and organisations to facilitate ICT transformation and boost economic development.

Highlights/ Key Facts:

  • Alpheus Mangale joins Cisco after 15 years at Dimension Data Group where he held numerous positions including systems engineering, product management, principal consultant, chief technology officer and chief operating officer roles. His most recent role was Sales Director for Dimension Data South Africa region leading the sales strategy and execution across all the regions, market verticals (sectors) as well as across all the company's lines of business. His tenure at Dimension Data also included 5 years in the United Kingdom and Europe where he was an integral part of Dimension Data's global expansion strategy.
  • Mangale is a seasoned Management Executive in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector with experience in providing business solutions and strategies to both the private and public sector organisations. He has established business relationships at various levels within telecommunications (Mobile, VAS, Wire line & Cable) service providers, enterprise and commercial as well as government.
  • Mangale's previous experience also spans leading global organisations in numerous sectors throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Executive Quotes:

  • Duncan Mitchell, senior vice president, Cisco Emerging Theatre:

    “South Africa is a priority country in Cisco's Emerging countries theatre and we're excited by all the opportunities and growth we're experiencing in the country as technology and talent unite. I'm confident that under Alpheus' leadership, given his proven expertise, Cisco will continue to engage strategically and successfully with both the government and key organisations to make a significant impact on innovation, productivity and sustainability in South Africa.”

  • Alpheus Mangale, Managing Director, Cisco South Africa

    “I welcome this challenge to further strengthen and grow Cisco's position as a leader in the ICT sector in South Africa. As a strong, emerging economy and member of BRICS, South Africa is an established business hub on our increasingly powerful African continent. The time is ripe to harness the power of the network to increase productivity levels, supporting accelerated GDP growth rates and an ever-higher standard of living. I look forward to helping to drive even more success from Cisco's South Africa business in the future as our talented team captures the many opportunities we have across this nation.”

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