SAP executive appointed President of The Information Technology Association

JohannesburgSAP’s Corporate Affairs Executive, Sunil Geness, has been appointed President of The Information Technology Association (ITA) of South Africa.

The ITA represents companies that supply information technology equipment, systems software and services to the ICT sector and works closely with government, consumer and other organisations to promote industry best practice.

Geness joins a distinguished panel of board members, including Tebogo Makgatho, Marketing and Sales Director at Torque IT, Janette Cumming, Director at Paracon, and Vishan Reddy, Account Manager from Dell.

In his role, Geness, with other board members, will be responsible for lobbying and negotiating at government level on behalf of The ITA’s members, which include industry giants Siemens, Microsoft and the SA Reserve Bank.

Prior to Geness’ appointment at SAP, he held the position of Government Relations Manager at the South African State Information Technology Agency (SITA), as well as several senior management positions at national and provincial government.

According to Nisha Pillay: “Geness brings a wealth of leadership, management and good governance experience to our board as well as an exceptional network in the public, private and NGO environments. We are excited about the prospect of the outputs that Geness will drive as we seek to elevate The ITA to greater heights at a local, African and international level.”

For more information on The ITA, please visit http://www.ita.org.za.


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