Internet and data provider Seacom reveals changes

18 February 2021

Claes Segelberg has quit his post as chief technical officer (CTO) at internet and data transmission provider Seacom, the company confirmed.

In a statement, the firm said Prenesh Padayachee, former CTO at internet solutions and former chief sales and marketing officer at Telkom Openserve, will officially take over as Seacom Group chief digital officer (CDO) effective January 4.

“Seacom is heading into a new future of investment and growth, focusing on the rapidly expanding corporate segments in our key markets,” Segelberg said. “This requires fresh ideas and new skills that will take Seacom from its current strengths into its future expansion and development.”

In addition to the CTO’s responsibilities, Padayachee will also be absorbing the chief information officer role, resulting in new title of CDO. “Claes has been a true asset to the Seacom team, playing a pivotal role in shaping our organisation into the industry leader it is today,” added Byron Clatterbuck, the outgoing chief executive officer (CEO). “We wish him the very best with his future endeavours and are grateful that he will be staying with us until the end of March 2021 to ensure a seamless handover into the capable hands of Prenesh.”

Incoming Group CEO Oliver Fortuin added: “We know that Prenesh will continue to lead the team professionally and uphold the high standards our customers have come to expect from Seacom. This transition marks the start of exciting changes and new beginnings for our group. Thank you for supporting me, Claes, Prenesh, and the rest of the executive team as we make this necessary transition.”