In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are advised that Dr Hamadoun Touré has been appointed to the board of directors of the company (“the Board”) as a non-executive director with effect from 19 October 2016.
Dr. Hamadoun Touré is currently a Non-Executive Member of the Board of INMARSAT. In October 2015 he was selected by the Board of Smart Africa as the Founding Executive Director.
He was the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to information and communication technologies (ICTs), from 2007 to 2014. He was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2010. He has been a Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau and was also on the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) International Advisory Board. Since 2007, he has worked to fulfill ITU's mandate to 'connect the world' and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Touré has also served as co-vice-chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development which was launched in May 2010 by ITU and UNESCO.
Prior to joining ITU he had a distinguished career in the satellite industry.
20 October 2016
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited