Management

Saki Missaikos - Managing Director
Saki Missaikos - Managing Director

Saki Missaikos

Managing Director
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Saki Missaikos

Managing Director

Saki took on the role of Managing Director in May 2012, having spent eight years as Sales Director for Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.  His career in ICT spans some 20 years and he is an IS veteran, having first joined the company in 1995.

Saki has held numerous directorships within IS as well as the wider Dimension Data Middle East and Africa Group, and has been active in the areas of  strategy, sales, and business development for the Dimension Data, Internet Solutions and Plessey brands across the Middle East and Africa.

Saki was instrumental in the Group’s expansion on the African continent and into the Middle East and has strong technical and management credentials.

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Wits) MBA (Edinburgh University).

Julian Sunker - Chief Operating Officer
Julian Sunker - Chief Operating Officer

Julian Sunker

Chief Operating Officer
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Julian Sunker

Chief Operating Officer

Julian joined Internet Solutions as COO in 2012, having spent 15 years working at Dimension Data.  He guided the Dimension Data Group through many complex market dynamics and transitions during his time with the company, and held various leadership roles. He was appointed to the Dimension Data MEA board as Financial Director in 2006.

With over 30 years of commercial experience, Julian’s credentials in the areas of governance, financial management, negotiation and risk management are second to none.

He became a board member of AccessKenya in 2013, the same year the company was acquired by Internet Solutions.

Qualifications: BCompt, BCompt (Hons) CA(SA).

 Sean Nourse - Chief Solutions Officer
 Sean Nourse - Chief Solutions Officer

Sean Nourse

Chief Solutions Officer
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Sean Nourse

Chief Solutions Officer

Sean has been with Internet Solutions for more than 10 years and has held a number of positions during this time, including Executive for the Connectivity Services and General Manager of IS Managed Services. He took on the Chief Solutions Officer role in 2013.

Before joining Internet Solutions, Sean worked at AFROX as an analyst, having  started his professional career as a consultant at Austen Safes and Security Pty Ltd.

Qualifications: B.Sc Eng. (Industrial) (University of Witwatersrand).

Soraya Bagus - Human Resources Executive
Soraya Bagus - Human Resources Executive

Soraya Bagus

Human Resources Executive
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Soraya Bagus

Human Resources Executive

Soraya has 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, predominantly in the Finance Sector. Before joining Internet Solutions, Soraya held roles at Hollard Insurance spending two years as Head HR: Group and Central HR, responsible for the Payroll, Wellness, Transformation, Employee Relations and HR for the Central Support Functions.

Prior to this, Soraya was Head HR: Group Services, Head of Talent Management. She was also responsible for the development and implementation of an HR strategy for Support areas of the business at Liberty Life.

Soraya started her career in Human Resources at Nedbank where she spent 10 years in the Retail Banking Division, spearheading HR for the Retail Credit and Product Divisions. She was responsible for formulating the Credit and Product People strategy, alignment of HR processes and practices to business strategy.

Mongezi Tshogweni  - Executive | Legal and Regulatory
Mongezi Tshogweni  - Executive | Legal and Regulatory

Mongezi Tshogweni

Executive | Legal and Regulatory
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Mongezi Tshogweni

Executive | Legal and Regulatory

Mongezi has over 20 years experience in the legal and regulatory fields, and joins us from the Department of Community Safety where he has held the position of Head of Department for the past five years.  Prior to that he spent six years as Chief Director at the Department of Communications, seven years as Head of Department: Truth and Reconciliation Department for the African National Congress and four years as Executive Director: Public Safety for Ekurhuleni Muncipality.

Mongezi graduated in Law in 1994 and qualified as a practicing advocate in 1995. He has continued his learning throughout his career studying at Carnegie Mellon (USA), University of Lapland (Finland) as well as at University of Cape Town. 

Lisa Warwick - Executive | Financial
Lisa Warwick - Executive | Financial

Lisa Warwick

Executive | Financial
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Lisa Warwick

Executive | Financial

Lisa joined Internet Solutions as Financial Executive in 2011, with responsibility for the company’s financial strategy and providing the required operational support to the business, which includes process and business engineering.

With a financial career of more than 15 years, the last five of which have been at an executive level, she has a wealth of understanding across the areas of operations, finance and leadership.

Lisa has worked in a number of sectors, including FMCG and Services.

Qualifications: CA(SA).

Dharmesh Rama - Executive | Commercial
Dharmesh Rama - Executive | Commercial

Dharmesh Rama

Executive | Commercial
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Dharmesh Rama

Executive | Commercial

Prior to being appointed Executive: Commercial, Dharmesh was the Executive for Finance. His responsibilities include overseeing all financial functions for the company and adding value to Internet Solutions from a financial perspective.

Prior to joining IS, Dharmesh was the senior financial manager at Anglo American Plc and also held the position of Financial Director and Compliance Officer at Vunani Securities (Pty) Ltd (formerly Coronation Equities (Pty) Ltd. (JSE / SAFEX).

Qualifications: CA Honours (UNISA).

Tony Koutakis - Executive Head: SME
Tony Koutakis - Executive Head: SME

Tony Koutakis

Executive Head: SME
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Tony Koutakis

Executive Head: SME

Tony was appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2013 before being made Executive Head: SME in 2015.  He has more than 14 years’ experience in the ICT industry and during his time at Internet Solutions has held several senior and executive positions, including that of Services Management Executive and Sales Director.

Tony took on the role of Sales Executive in 2007, and with his expanded portfolio which now includes marketing, is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s sales and marketing strategy.

In November 2012, Tony was appointed to the board of SYNAQ.

Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Finance and Accounting; Global Leadership Development Programme (GIBS).

Murray Steyn - Executive | Wholesale
Murray Steyn - Executive | Wholesale

Murray Steyn

Executive | Wholesale
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Murray Steyn

Executive | Wholesale

Murray joined IS as Wholesale Executive in July 2015. In his role Murray leads the company’s Wholesale segment and focuses on driving revenues, accelerating organic growth, and enhancing IS's strategic capabilities across our African footprint.

He has over 17 years of experience in the ICT industry, with extensive technical, management and leadership experience working in South Africa as well as the UK. He joined us directly from Vox Telecom where he spent the previous 8 years in a number of roles.  Most recently he held the position of Executive Head: Communications Solutions but was also Chief Commercial Officer/Executive Head: Commercial and Regulatory.  Before moving to Vox in 2007, he held both technical and management positions at TradeStream and Datapro heading up product management and business development.   

He has a B.Comm from the University of Natal (PMB)