Meet the Team

Dr. Steve Booysen
Executive Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
BCompt (Hons) University of South Africa (Unisa), DCom, University of Pretoria, CA (South Africa).

Dr. Steve Booysen is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Metrofibre Networx.

He is a non-executive director of various listed companies such as, Efficient Group Ltd, Steinhoff Ltd, Clover Ltd, Senwes Group Ltd and Vukile Properties Ltd.

Dr. Steve Booysen is the former Group Chief Executive of Absa Group and is a council member at the University of Pretoria.

Dr. Steve Booysen
Executive Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
BCompt (Hons) University of South Africa (Unisa), DCom, University of Pretoria, CA (South Africa).

Dr. Steve Booysen is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Metrofibre Networx.

He is a non-executive director of various listed companies such as, Efficient Group Ltd, Steinhoff Ltd, Clover Ltd, Senwes Group Ltd and Vukile Properties Ltd.

Dr. Steve Booysen is the former Group Chief Executive of Absa Group and is a council member at the University of Pretoria.

Jan-Jan Bezuidenhout
Investment Principal: Sanlam Private Equity (SPE)
B.Com, LLB

Jan-Jan represents Sanlam Private Equity on the Metrofibre Networx board. He joined SPE in July 2012 and currently serves as Investment Principal, where his responsibilities include the origination, negotiation, structuring and execution of new investments as well as the monitoring and exit of existing portfolio assets.

He represents SPE as a non-executive director on the boards of the portfolio companies for which he is responsible. Prior to joining SPE, Jan-Jan was employed as an Associate Principal in Absa Capital’s Equity Investments unit focusing on Private Equity, Infrastructure Equity and Mezzanine Finance, and Corporate Development.

Jan-Jan holds both a BCom and LLB degree from Stellenbosch University and completed a General Course in Philosophy, Management and Strategy, Law of Corporate Finance, and EU/UK Competition Law at the London School of Economics.

Alton Solomons
CEO: Sanlam Private Equity (SPE)
CA (SA), CFA

Alton represents Sanlam Private Equity (SPE) on the Metrofibre Networx board. He joined SPE in May 2005 in the Johannesburg Office as a Principal and has since Jan 2012 been appointed as CEO of Sanlam Private Equity.

He also represents SPE and its clients on boards and investment committees of portfolio companies and private equity funds. He is Chartered Accountant with a post graduate diploma in Auditing from Unisa.

He qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst in January 2007, with the CFA Institute in the USA. In 2003 Alton successfully completed the Lim’uvune Investment Training and Development Program. He completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001. He then joined Shoprite Checkers as a Trainee Divisional Financial Manager responsible for reporting on a number of African Countries. In March 2002 he joined the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as a business analyst, later to be promoted to account manager.

Rene Schutte
Investment Principal: Sanlam Private Equity (SPE)
B. Acc (Hons), CA(SA), Mcom

Rene represents Sanlam Private Equity (SPE) on the Metrofibre Networx board. Rene joined SPE in March 2011 as Investment Principal, where she is responsible for sourcing of potential investments, evaluation and implementation, post investment management and represents SPE on the various governance structures of its investments. Rene is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Entrepreneurial Advisory Division.  She also holds a Masters Degree in South African and International Taxation from RAU.

Rene has been active in the private equity industry since 2004 when she joined Tiso Group as Finance Manager and Private Equity Deal Executive.  At Tiso, apart from being responsible for the entire finance function, she was also responsible for the evaluation and structuring of investments, providing tax advice to the group and representing Tiso Group on the audit committees of its various investments.

In 2008 she joined Tsiya Group, a small investment company, as Director, responsible for, deal sourcing and structuring, due diligence investigations and post investment management.  During her time at Tsiya, she also acted as managing director of Radio Gagasi (a regional radio station in Kwazulu Natal).

Hendrik Oppermann
CFO

Hendrik is a Chartered Accountant who has spent most of his career life in Financial Services where he has occupied various positions, mainly in Finance, Operations and Technology. He retired from Absa as Executive for Group Operation and Technology and took up his current role in Metrofibre as Chief Financial Officer.

Hendrik Oppermann
CFO

Hendrik is a Chartered Accountant who has spent most of his career life in Financial Services where he has occupied various positions, mainly in Finance, Operations and Technology. He retired from Absa as Executive for Group Operation and Technology and took up his current role in Metrofibre as Chief Financial Officer.

Johan van der Lith
CTO

Johan is the Chief Technical Officer and is responsible for the engineering of Metrofibre’s network. Johan has more than 30 years’ experience in the design of wire-line and wireless telecommunications networks. He is a founding member of Dark Fibre Africa and Metrofibre Networx.

Gary Webster
Head of Wholesale

Gary Webster has worked in the Telco / ICT sector for more than 25 years. After several years of sales in the PABX sector and 7 years at Grintek Telecom Gary worked for 2 years in Africa where he was involved with the implementation of in country banking networks . Subsequent to this he joined Vox Telecom where he worked for 7 years before joining Neotel as Sales manager of New Business Acquisition . Gary joined MFN in April 2015 as Head of Sales.

Gary Webster
Head of Wholesale

Gary Webster has worked in the Telco / ICT sector for more than 25 years. After several years of sales in the PABX sector and 7 years at Grintek Telecom Gary worked for 2 years in Africa where he was involved with the implementation of in country banking networks . Subsequent to this he joined Vox Telecom where he worked for 7 years before joining Neotel as Sales manager of New Business Acquisition . Gary joined MFN in April 2015 as Head of Sales.

Jacques de Villiers
Head of FTTH

Jacques is a certified IT professional with extensive business backround. He was a co-founder and director at Mondial IT Solutions that was sold to a listed company in 2008. Jacques has also been involved in multiple ERP projects both locally and internationally.

Jacques de Villiers
Head of FTTH

Jacques is a certified IT professional with extensive business backround. He was a co-founder and director at Mondial IT Solutions that was sold to a listed company in 2008. Jacques has also been involved in multiple ERP projects both locally and internationally.

Pieter Jordaan
Head of Operations
Ntsiki Ntuli
Head of Human Resources
BA Ind. Psy University of South Africa. Human Resources Practitioner (HRP) – South African Board for People Practices (SABPP).

Ntsiki is heading up the HR department at Metrofibre Networx.  She is responsible for linking human resources to the company’s strategic goal by setting up processes, practices and policies that support the achievement of the organisation’s business goals.
Ntsiki is a registered HRP who has been practising as a generalist in the HR fraternity for the past 14 years.  She has worked in the financial, consultancy, retail, and now currently the ICT industries.

Eugene Slabbert
Project Management Executive

Eugene Slabbert is a key member of the Executive Management of MetroFibre Networx where he is responsible for strategic network planning and budgeting, as well as for the rollout of the core, distribution and access elements of the MFN network.  He is a graduated electronics engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Eugene received his BSc Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in 1979 and started his career as a junior engineer in the telecommunications division of Armscor.  
 
During his career Eugene build a successful track record in the planning, design and implementation of large communication systems, project management and business development in the telecommunications industry. He worked as telecommunications consultant for a number of large telecommunications operators and during this time he was involved with the planning and rollout of transmission networks in Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Tanzania. In the last ten years he was actively involved in developing the fibre services market in South Africa. Eugene introduced the dark fibre service concept into the South African market in 2006 and as one of the founders of Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd he was responsible for the development for the startup business plan for the company and also played a key role in the development of a number of technical specifications for the successful rollout of fibre optic network infrastructure; some of these specifications currently constitute the basis of the technical specifications for a number of the large network operators in South Africa.
 
Before joining MetroFibre Networx, Eugene was the Chief Executive Officer Muvoni Weltex Network Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a company that was specifically created to enable rapid rollout of the fibre routes for Dark Fibre Africa during the startup years of the company by pioneering the use of mini and micro trenching technologies in South Africa.

Anthonie Lombard
Senior Relationship Manager

Anthonie has more than a 12 years consulting experience in the ICT sector with extensive knowledge on carrier Ethernet network architecture, cloud computing and telecommunications deployments. Anthonie has assisted many organisations in improving their infrastructure performance while optimising operational costs.

Chris Attie
Senior Relationship Manager

Bio to follow

Mariska Muller
Senior Relationship Manager
Business Management

Mariska has over 15 years successful customer relationship and solution selling experience with a proven track record. She has extensive knowledge of Carrier Ethernet Services, Telecomms deployment and cloud computing. Mariska specialises in Relationship Management within Telecomms and ICT industry in the Wholesale, Carrier and Direct sales space. “My Professionalism is my Logo, World Class Customer Service is my Business Card and my Attitude is my Trademark”

Shane Dickson
Relationship Account Manager

Shane, is a relationship account manager for Metrofibre Networx and is responsible for key account management for wholesale and business services.

Tumi Masobe
Relationship Manager

Tumi, a relationship account manager for Metrofibre Networx and is responsible for key account management for wholesale and business services.

Olga Erasmus
Wholesale Client Liaison Officer

Olga is the Wholesale Client Liaison Officer for Metrofibre Networx and manages the processing of orders

Audett Meades
FTTH Client Liaison Officer

Audett, is the FTTH Client Liaison Officer for Metrofibre Networx and is the interface between the clientele and Metrofibre Networx. Responsible for customer facing interaction and business relationships with the FTTH Metrofibre customer

Corlia van der Lith
Sales Representative
Amelia von Abo
Sales Representative
Caryl de Meillon
Sales Administrator
Roxanne Booysen
Communicaton Officer

Roxanne is the communication officer for Metrofibre and manages the internal and external communication

Thobile Mwale
Receptionist/Office Administrator
Chloe Roberts
FTTH Scheduler

Chloe joined the edge cutting fibre industry just over a year ago and is tasked as an FTTH scheduler. This covers order book management and timeously service delivery on all live estates.

Sanlam
53.50% Shareholder
STRB Trust - Dr. Steve Booysen
20.77% Shareholder
Founding Members
7.59% Shareholder

CMD, Liqwin, SFB, E Slabbert Trust and JvdL

African Rainbow Capital
18.14% Shareholder
Darren Summerbell
Relationship Manager

Darren has more 10 years consultant experience in the ICT sector with extensive knowledge on Huawei and Cisco network architecture, cabling architecture, date centre architecture, cloud computing and telecommunications deployments. Darren has assisted many organisations in improving their infrastructure performance while optimising operational costs.

Wesley Welthagen
Senior Relationship Manager

Experienced Sales with a demonstrated history of working in the Telecommunications and ISP industry. Skilled in Managed Services, Business Development, Sales Management, Account Management and Direct Marketing. A strong sales professional with a diverse understanding of technology and an astute ability to convey technical concepts in a comprehensible manner

Reagan Naicker

Reagan has more than a 8 years consulting experience in the ICT/ISP sector with extensive knowledge on carrier Ethernet network and telecommunication’s contact centre cloud/hosted/hardware architecture. Reagan strongly believes in enabling his clients with the best tools for optimum performance and while keeping an eye on operational cost.

Jacques Nell
Relationship Manager

Jacques is a spirited individual who prides himself in excellent Customer Service. Jacques joined the Metrofibre Wholesale team in 2016 as a Relationship manager,  focusing on Fibre Business Broadband and Fibre Business Internet as well as other telecommunications expertise. Jacques lived and worked in the Middle East for 3 years, communicating and dealing with different nationalities daily, it is here where he learned the importance of open communication and transparency towards customers.