Mr. Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Vodacom Group Limited

Shameel joined Vodacom / Vodafone in 1994 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Vodacom Group Limited, a position he has held since 2012.

He is also Chairman of the Vodacom Group Executive Committee & Vodacom (Pty) Limited, Member of the Vodafone Group Executive Committee, and Member of the Vodacom Group Social & Ethics Committee.

He has extensive telco experience having operated at a senior level in various companies across the group for the last 26 years, including Managing Director at Vodacom South Africa and Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Spain.

Shameel holds board positions at Vodacom Group Ltd, Safaricom Plc, Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E and a number of subsidiary boards across the group. He also sits on the board of Business Leadership South Africa. He was appointed to the Vodafone Group Exco in April 2020, and is responsible for all its African operations.

He holds an Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland and an Advanced Management Program Certificate from Harvard University. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Management Sciences from the Central University of Technology.

Internet connectivity and usage across Africa remains low, with an urgent need for innovative ways to connect the unconnected and underserved. The digitalisation of Africa will not happen overnight. It requires long-term commitment that is only possible through sustained, robust and authentic collaboration.

As Vodacom, our purpose is to connect people to a better future, and we are on a mission to connect the next 100 million Africans. By working together, we can bridge the digital divide.