Rabana will officially join the ICT solutions company and an enterprise subsidiary of Telkom on 1 December this year.
She is expected to fill a pivotal role for the company, as it seeks to further enable disruptive, innovative technology.
BCX CEO Ian Russell says they are excited that Rabana is joining them. “Rapelang is a true maverick and disruptor. She has done truly amazing work to advance technology in this country, and I know she will do the same for BCX,” he says.
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The company says she will bring to BCX a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Rabana’s experience has been gained through several years at the forefront of digital innovation that includes roles as founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning and Executive Director of Nisela Capital, a Sub-Saharan African advisory, asset management and private equity firm.
Rabana will be responsible for driving innovation at BCX, while playing an integral role in developing the digital strategies for key customers.
She will also be tasked with developing new innovations and businesses and bringing them to scale.
BizNizAfrica reports that Rabana will be stepping down as CEO to become Chairperson of Rekindle Learning. Seasoned business executive and entrepreneur Nomsa Seisa is reportedly going to take over the role of CEO.
Rekindle Learning will be joining Telkom’s FutureMakers enterprise development programme to facilitate market access and growth.
“Change is never easy, especially when it involves a business you started, but I believe this is a great outcome for Rekindle Learning and the next phase of my journey. This new role provides a great platform to pioneer disruptive digital solutions and most importantly, to work with innovative tech companies and grow them to scale through BCX’s ecosystem. Lack of market access is a great inhibitor of growth, and having understood that as an entrepreneur myself, my objective is to bring those insights for the mutual benefit and growth of startups and BCX,’ Rabana was quoted as saying.
Sources: BizNizAfrica and IT Web