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MD of Samsung Electronics SA DEON LIEBENBERG has jumped ship to Telkom Business Mobile less than year after joining Samsung. Before that, he headed up RIM’s sub-Saharan Africa operation where he was credited for securing the BlackBerry brand in South Africa.

This isn’t the fist time that Deon Liebenberg has worked at Telkom, as 18 years ago he began his early sales career at Telkom as a corporate account manager. He has subsequently headed the Sales division at Vodacom and has fulfilled the role of country sales director at Motorola and Research in Motion, where he is widely credited with revitalising Blackberry’s market position in South Africa. Liebenberg joins Telkom from Samsung Electronics, where he was the Managing Director.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of the Free State, an Honours degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. This equips him adequately to lead the Business Mobile Sales team.

In his capacity as the Head of the Telkom Business Mobile, Liebenberg will be responsible for driving strategy and execution for all mobile activities in Telkom Business. He will play a vital role in positioning Telkom as the leading provider of converged communication solutions in South Africa.

Telkom Business launched its mobile services in September 2011, marking another significant step on the company’s ongoing journey toward delivering fixed mobile convergence.

More recently Telkom Business unveiled its first converged bundled solutions for business customers, to bring together the best fixed and mobile solutions, on a single bill, from a single provider.

‚We welcome Deon to Telkom and wish him all the best in managing his new challenging assignment. I have no doubt in my mind that his vast knowledge and experience will greatly benefit Telkom and Telkom Business,‚ says Dr Brian Armstrong, Managing Director of Telkom Business.

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