The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) launches the Chartered-CIO Council (C-CIO), an inclusive advisory & advocacy council 

for the South African ICT Sector

Sandton, South Africa, 16 October 2019

The inaugural launch which took place in Sandton at Webber Wentzel, on the 16th of October 2019, had in attendance the Industry’s leading experts to initially discuss competency & professionalisation of all IT practitioners in South Africa, the role of a Chartered-CIO at an organisational & national level and the council’s key-focus areas on the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa.


Members of the Chartered-CIO Council by the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP)

Briefly, the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) is a prestigious Information Technology professional body recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) according to the NQF Act of 2008. ICITP is the only body that can award the Chartered IT Professional, CITP(SA) and IT Certified Professional, ITCP(SA), professional status in the South Africa ICT sector & internationally.

The Chartered CIO Council (C-CIO) chaired by John Bosco Arends ITCP(SA), plays an advisory role to the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) which is the certifying body and custodian for IT professionals in Africa. The council is comprised of CIOs from various industries both public & private, such as insurance, financial & investment services, health, management consultancy, transportation, manufacturing, public services, defence & security, retail, construction, local government, agriculture, mining, utilities, ISPs, education & skills development to ensure inclusiveness and adequate representation, so as to establish sector/industry ambassadors from members within the council.

The Chartered CIO Council (C-CIO) will also ensure that professional designations for CIOs are administered by ICITP to ensure that all CIOs are accredited and qualified to perform the practice of a Chartered-CIO & create awareness about the roles, governance, and functions of a CIO, this will bolster the reputation & role the Chief Information Officer (CIO) says chairperson John Bosco Arends ITCP(SA).

The following will serve as Members of The Chartered CIO Council (C-CIO)
John Bosco Arends Chairperson
Seun Adegelu VP & CEO at ICITP
Warren Hero CIO at Webber Wentzel
Helen Constantinides Group CIO at AVBOB
Alpheus Mangale Group CIO at Standard Bank Group
Jaap Kügel CIO at Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)
Makano Mosidi CIO at Standard Bank
Barry Hatfield Senior Vice President: Data & Analytics at NTT
Lisel Engelbrecht CIO at Standard Bank Group
Abdul Kader Baba Board Member at Computer Aid & CIO Industry Thought Leader
Dudley Peterson CIO at Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs (COGTA) & Chairman of GITOC
Mandla Ngcobo CIO at Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA)

Roopa Bharath CIO at Bridgestone
Cyril Baloyi Group CTO at City of Joburg (COJ)
Portia Maluleke Group Executive Governance at Telkom
Steven van Zyl Group CIO AdvTech
Isaac Maboe ICT Manager at Transnet
Nicole Borges CIO at Standard Bank Investment Banking
Mothibi Ramusi CIO at National Lotteries Commission (NLC)
Vuyokazi Badi Menye CIO at Prasa
Mandla Ngcobo CIO at Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA)
Patrick Makhubedu Member & Advisor to the National ICT SMME Chamber
Kholeka Tsotsotso CIO at Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Yandisa Sokhanyile CDO at KONECTA
Joseph Ndaba Presidential 4IR Commission
Modibedi Oliphant CTO at Cybercure
Mynhardt Van Der Walt CIO at Avis
Jenny Mohanlall Chief Information and Security Officer
Ayanda Saki Board Member & CEO at Atdigitalyze

Sipho Ngcobo CIO at the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
Sakhiwo Ngobese CIO at SoluGrowth
Heinrich Heesen CTO & CIO at iConnect Telecoms
Bangani Mpangalasane CIO at Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
Khathu Sibanda CIO at University of Johannesburg
Ravesh Komal CIO at Road Access Fund (RAF)
Richard Nene Chief Information Officer

Darryl Dennis CEO at Dennis Connect
Lucky Mondlani CEO at Intrynsic Dzumba Group
Precious Betshwana ICT Manager JHB Development Agency (JDA)
Tumelo Zwane CIO at Special Investigation Unit (SIU)
Thapelo Lehase Head of Department Group Transformation at South African Airways
Lindani Ngema Senior ICT Manager at Nursing Council South Africa (SANC)
Lungi Ngcingwana Chief Information Officer
Xolani Colin Fidelis CEO at Kasimedia Publications

This council will, therefore, need to achieve the following key outcomes
Set industry standards for the professional designation namely Chartered-CIO
To accredit & certify CIOs in terms of the designation C-CIO
Set industry best practice for CIOs key performance areas
To develop an industry-accepted skills matrix and code of conduct for C-CIOs
To create awareness about the roles, governance, and functions of a CIO
To assist industry in the recruitment and selection process of C-CIOs

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