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CISO Africa 2023

Jabu Mtsweni

Head: Cyber and Information Research Centre

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola


African Union Cyber Security Expert Group (AUCSEG)

Irene Moetsana-Moeng


State Security Agency

Tamara Mkula

Business Information Security Officer


Bernard Chadenga

Virtual CISO


Lufuno Khorommbi

Cyberlaw Specialist


Bethuel Lebepe

IT Security Analyst

Webber Wentzel

Bramley Maetsa

Head of Delivery Enablement


Abraham Parbhunath

Enterprise Security Architect

The Foschini Group

Sithembile Songo

Group Head: Information Security

Eskom Holdings

Chelba Jalel

Acting Executive Director


Clifford Samuelson

Solutions Architect

The Shoprite Group of Companies

Ritasha Kalidas

Director: IT Security and Governance

Tiger Brands

Grant Hughes

Principal Security Architect

Engen Petroleum

Ishaaq Jacobs

Chief Cybersecurity Officer


Jordan Seke

CRM Officer and CX Specialist

University of the Witwaterstand

Linda Songiso

Principal IT Security and Compliance Officer

Bank of Namibia

Mandla Mbasane

GM: Information and Cyber Security

National Housing Finance

Niel Van Rooyen

Chief Information Security Officer & Principal Digital Infrastructure

Vedanta Resources Limited

Olabode Ogundele


Vox Telecom

Rashid Ishmail

Lead for the Security Strategy Department: Liberty’s Group Information Security Office

Liberty Group South Africa

Tim Theuri

Executive Head of Cyber Security

M-Pesa Africa

Wale Oresanya

Information Security Manager | Data Protection Officer


Jaun Harmse

Head: CSO Respond

ABSA Group

Aneesa Chothia

Information Security Officer

Liberty Group

Justin Williams

Executive: Group Information Security Officer

MTN Group

Thamsanqa Khanye

IT Risk, Cybersecurity & Compliance Manager

Astron Energy Ltd

Kabelo Makwane

Managing Executive: Cloud, Hosting and Security

Vodacom Business