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Meet the Cisco SA Leadership Team

Stephan is the Services Sales Director for Africa, based in Johannesburg and responsible for all service sales and services related operations across Africa. He has a highly skilled team of Service Sales Account Managers across Africa, who deal with customers in all sectors of the Cisco business, namely Commercial, Enterprise, Public Sector and Service Provider.

Garsen Naidu was appointed as the Regional Sales Manager for Cisco Southern Africa in October 2015
and in July 2017 was promoted to Head of Channel for Cisco’s Sub-Saharan Africa region which includes
Southern, Eastern, and English-speaking Western Africa.

Bruce Peters is responsible for the Commercial business for Cisco’s Southern Africa region.
He first joined Cisco in September 2011 working as a Partner Account Manager before being promoted to
Regional Sales Manager.

Clayton Naidoo leads Digital Transformation for the Cisco Southern Africa region. In his current role, Naidoo
oversees the development and implementation of the Digital Transformation strategy and fosters new
business for Cisco Southern Africa. Clayton’s leadership strength lies in integrating the existing sales force to
become Cisco’s next generation Digital Solutions Managers and Leaders.

Cathy Burns joined Cisco in November 2010 as the Marketing Manager for South Africa. After a
successful tenure, she was promoted to lead the fully integrated Africa marketing team. In this role, she
is responsible for contributing to revenue growth through integrated marketing campaigns and targeted
lead generation activities. She is also in charge of ensuring that sales and marketing are always aligned
to achieve business priorities.

Berenice joined Cisco on 1 March 2015 as HR Lead for Africa. Berenice, who has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, is responsible for the overall people strategy for Africa and people related operations.

Yasmin Nattee is responsible for growing Cisco’s virtual sales commercial business in Africa having specialised in the Commercial business.
Her key areas of expertise include small business, commercial/mid-market, strategy and planning, partner and customer development, security and service providers.

With over 25 years’ Sales and Engineering experience, Craig is a 17 year Cisco veteran and Director of Global Service Provider, (GSP) Service Provider (SP) & Cloud for Africa at Cisco, having taken on the role in August 2010.

Haley Williams is the BEE and Transformation Lead for Cisco South Africa. In this role she interlocks
Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and go-to-market strategies and ensures that Cisco
complies with BBBEE policies. She joined Cisco in October 2015 as the CSR Manager for Southern
Africa, a tenure she completed successfully before she was promoted to her current role.

Colin Allkin has been a qualified Attorney for the past 22 years. Of these 22 years, he has been
General Legal Counsel to Cisco Systems South Africa for the past eight years.

Charmaine Houvet’s love and passion for the ICT industry comes from over two decades of telecommunications experience working with private and public sector organizations across Africa.

Sthe Shabangu has over 18 years’ experience in brand reputation; brand building, Strategic Communications & Public Relations.
Sthe joined Cisco in July 2018 as PR and Communications lead for Africa.