Paratus Telecom ropes in van Rensburg
Privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, Paratus Telecom has now appointed Colwyn van Rensburg as its Chief Commercial Officer to drive business throughout the continent.
As part of the company’s growth strategy, van Rensburg will be focussing on the aggressive commercial objectives of the group by assisting the various country managers in reaching their respective goals. He will also be involved in some country specific projects for the group.
Paratus Telecom CEO Barney Harmse said Colwyn is a huge asset to the company as he has the vision to take Paratus Telecom to a new level. “He has vast experience, he established Paratus Telecom in Zambia whiet also overseeing the implementation and stabilisation of the Voice Platform at Paratus Telecom Namibia.”
Van Rensburg has a business degree and completed his accounting articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into the business world as the managing director of Siltek Distribution Dynamics Namibia in the late 1990’s.
“I was then based in the UK for 9 years obtaining further exposure to telecoms and business related projects before returning to Namibia to join the Internet Technologies Group (ITG) as business developer for Africa. This was before ITG become Paratus Telecom,” said van Rensburg.
“I then took a sabbatical to recharge the batteries while doing some consulting work on a part-time basis for the group. I missed the fast paced environment and re-joined the Paratus family,” he said.