``Gijima is the largest South African leading black-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services Companies in South Africa.``

Meet Our Exco

Maphum Nxumalo

Group CEO

Mr Maphum Nxumalo

Group CEO

Mr. Maphum Nxumalo was appointed as GCEO of Gijima Technology People in February 2020. He joined Gijima in 2014 as the Chief Operations Officer (COO), coming from T-Systems and has over 40 years of experience in the ICT industry. At T-Systems, he was the Executive Director on the board of T-systems South Africa.

Ernst Röth

Chief financial Officer

Mr Ernst Röth

Chief Financial Officer

Over the past seven years, he has been responsible for managing Corporate tax, Financial Reporting, Corporate treasury, and Financial management. Well-focused, tactical, and professional, his 37 years experience within the IT industry places him in a great position as he ensures the company’s Vision 2025 is implemented with sound financial guidance. He holds a CA(SA), Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation (UNISA), B. Compt (Hons) (UNISA), B. Com (US).

Sylvester Samuel

MD of Gijima Outsource Solutions

Mr Sylvester Samuel

MD of Gijima Outsource Solutions

Mr. Sylvester Samuel has been with Gijima for more than three years, focusses on all verticals in both the Public and Private sectors. Areas of responsibility include State-Owned Enterprises, Sales, Outsource Infrastructure Services, and Cloud Business. During his IT career, he has worked for Ubuntu Technologies, arivia.kom, T-Systems South Africa, and Transnet Datavia. He also has a passion for developing businesses along with the ICT skills of the younger generation.

Shubna Harilal

MD of Gijima Technology Solutions

Mrs Shubna Harilal

MD of Gijima Technology Solutions

With over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector, Shubna leads the Gijima Technology Solutions business.  As a seasoned technology and business turn-around expert, digital evangelist, and innovator, she has focused on shaping and building markets for the future. Areas of responsibility include SAP, Microsoft, Systems Integration & Mobility across all verticals.  She has been acknowledged as one of the top 50 inspiring women for Science and Technology in South Africa (InspiringFifty 2019) playing a  pivotal role to empower women in technology.

Aranka Verster

HOD: Human Capital Management

Mrs Aranka Verster

HOD: Human Capital Management

Though she joined Gijima in 2004 as HCM Service Delivery Manager at Columbus Stainless, two years later, in 2006, her focus shifted to Gijima’s ICT Skills Development unit. And it is in this area where she has made significant contributions towards developing and enabling many young black South Africans to get certified within various ICT programmes. Aranka has a wealth of experience and a solid track record in Human Capital Management within both the public and private sectors. She holds an honours degree in Industrial Psychology from North West University.

Melusi Gumbi

Group CIO and Information Security Officer

Mr Melusi Gumbi

Group CIO and Information Security Officer

He is a seasoned ICT professional with over 23 years’ industry experience from the private and public sectors, both at strategic and operational levels. He is exceptionally good at getting the best out of employees due to his people skills. He is also customer-focused and results-driven. His qualifications include a master’s degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA, a master’s degree in Commerce (MCOM) from UJ, a Bachelor of Technology degree (BTech) from TUT, and a National Diploma (Electrical Engineering) from TNT now TUT.

Roberta Gumede

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Ms Roberta Gumede

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Her passion for reshaping the African Single Story through the business took her to Beijing, where she studied Mandarin, engaged in business culture, and cultivated a deeper understanding of the BRICS initiative from a Chinese perspective.

It put her in a great position in leading a large organisation’s MarComs strategy alongside a young, dynamic team.

Wynne Kossuth

Head: Legal, Governance, Risk and Company Secretarial

Ms Wynne Kossuth

Head: Legal, Governance, Risk and Company Secretarial

During her career, Wynne has straddled both the litigation side of commercial law and pure transactional law. The latter being her area of focus and specialty. She spent time in the corporate sector to gain hands-on experience in running a business to advise clients through her legal experiences. While in private practice, she articled numerous candidate attorneys and imparted commercial drafting skills and experience wherever possible.

Elisa Makwa

Chief Transformation and ESD Officer

Mrs Elisa Makwa

Chief Transformation and ESD Officer

Ms. Elisa Makwa is Chief Transformation and ESD Officer. She studied B Proc, MDP, completed legal articles and possesses various certificates in different curricula. She is multi-talented, a qualified and experienced legal eagle, sourcing/procurement specialist, transformation strategist, seasoned negotiator and proven dealmaker with business development pedigree of which are informed by past responsibilities and entrepreneurial acumen. Elisa is responsible and drives (B-BBEE) Group Transformation and Enterprise & Supplier Development.

Barbara Hlongwane

Chief Human Resource Executive

Mrs Barbara Hlongwane

Chief Human Resource Executive

Her 30 years of industry experience enable her to manage and monitor Training and Development within Gijima, ensuring it aligns with the Workplace Skills Plans. She also ensures Gijima maintains its current BBBEE status, drives its Employment Equity to ensure alignment with the EE plan, and supports the Group Transformation Officer in implementing Gijima’s transformation strategy. Barbara can build relationships and trust with the business leaders in her area of responsibility and has been a catalyst in helping talent, organisations, and leadership to deliver value to key stakeholders.