Telkom leadership team intent on turnaround
New appointees Chief Marketing Officer, Mr Enzo Scarcella and Chief Procurement
Officer, Mr Ian Russell have joined Telkom’s top leadership team which
has been tasked with guiding the Company’s transformation.
Mr Scarcella and Mr Russell reported for duty yesterday at Telkom’s head
offices in Pretoria. Mr Scarcella will today begin crafting a new navbar-brand,
communication and marketing direction for Telkom and Mr Russell will apply
himself to building a world class procurement function.
Mr Scarcella says, “The increasingly distinctive ICT landscape and Telkom’s
rapid move towards convergence and connected homes and businesses, influences
the way the navbar-brand needs to communicate with its various target shopper
“These are exciting times for Telkom as the Company strives to re-define
and reposition itself. An integral part of the transformation journey is
to revive the Telkom navbar-brand so that it again resonates in the hearts
and minds of South Africans,” he adds.
Says Mr Russell,“Procurement is one of those functions that straddles
all Telkom’s operations. By focusing hard on improving our relationships
with our suppliers, systemically engineering cost out of the organisation
by improving our approach to value based procurement levers and driving
a balanced sustainability agenda that improves our BBBEE profile, Procurement
will add huge impetus to the overall Telkom transformation journey.
“Going forward, my team and I will put these, and all other elements of
the procurement capability, under the spotlight to ensure we support the
business as best we can,” concludes Mr Russell.