Stephen van Coller will be joining EOH as their CEO Photo: File
DURBAN - Information and communications technology group EOH have appointed Stephen van Coller as the company's new CEO, effective September 1st, 2018.

The new CEO worked for mobile carrier MTN as the Vice President for digital services, data analytics and business development. He will be leaving MTN at the end of August. 

Van Coller's appointment at the listed company comes after they announced that they will be pursuing a new strategy that will be focused around reshaping EOH into two distinctive and independent businesses. The two distinct businesses will each have their own CEO, unique brand and identity, business model, growth and go-to-market strategies. 

The ICT part of the business will function under the EOH brand while the new brand Nextec will handle specialised solutions for high-growth industries businesses. 

The process of setting up the two brands will be completed by the beginning of August. 

Zunaid Mayet, the former CEO of EOH will now take over the position of CEO at Nextec. 

EOH's new CEO has previous work experience working for companies like Deutsche Bank and Barclays Africa Group Limited. 

Van Coller worked at Deutsche Bank between 1996 and 2006 as the Head of Global Banking. He then moved to Barclays for another 10 years. There van Coller was the CEO of Corporate Investment Banking Africa. 

According to Tech Central, Rob Shuter, the CEO of the MTN Group said that van Coller played an important role in the designing of the new Bright strategy and ensuring its focus on building out the new digital services area. 

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