PRESS RELEASE (for immediate release)
27 June 2016
THE BLACK MANAGEMENT FORUM (BMF) CELEBRATES THE APPOINTMENT OF ISAAC MOPHATLANE AS CEO OF THE NEWLY INTEGRATED TELKOM BUSINESS CONNEXION
The Black Management Forum (BMF) which is at the forefront of transformation in Corporate South Africa is thrilled with the appointment of one of their staunch members for many years, Mr. Isaac Mophatlane, as head of the newly integrated TELKOM Business Connexion.
“Mr. Mophatlane’s appointment to head the newly integrated TELKOM Business Connexion comes as no surprise to us as the BMF. Isaac (and his late brother Benjamin) have been BMF members for many years. Through the years we have had the honour of having worked closely with them and experienced firsthand their unquestionable competence, aptitude and expertise. TELKOM has appointed a true transformation agent and an empowerment activist which he recently displayed when he appointed the first black African female CFO, Ms. Refilwe Nkabinde, in Business Connexion on 01 February 2016. We have no doubt that he will continue driving this agenda within TELKOM Business Connexion” said Mr. Mthunzi the President of the BMF.
The Black Management Forum wishes Mr. Mophatlane well and pledges its unwavering support to him and TELKOM Business Connexion. “TELKOM could not have chosen a better leader to head their newly integrated business and this appointment goes a long way in demystifying the “lack of skills” myth that companies keep using as an excuse so they can continue perpetuating their anti-transformation stance through appointing whites into CEO positions,” Mr. Mthunzi concluded.
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About the Black Management Forum
The BMF has been in existence for 40 years and is a non-racial thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity.
The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership, primarily amongst black people, and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics, and values of the wider society.
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