Reports have revealed that the 54 year old former Idols SA judge, Randall Abrahams, has joined Telkom as the group’s executive for digital solutions.
Abrahams is set to manage the Telkom’s digital platform business that is located in the group’s technology division. Part of his responsibilities will be to drive digital strategy as well as to identify and implement technologies to develop opportunities for the group.
The Telkom group CEO, Serame Taukobong said they are excited to have Randall joining Telkom. “His expertise in the digital and communications space is highly respected and we look forward to working with him on our ongoing digital transformation to deliver value for our stakeholders.”
Randall will also be involved in developing Telkom’s platform business in non-connectivity products such as fintech, advertising, content, smart homes and small business enterprise solutions.
His career of 30 years has seen him occupy several prominent positions in the telecommunications and media sectors. Randall has worked as station manager at Good Hope FM and YFM; GM of public commercial radio at the SABC; CEO of the South African Music Awards; MD of Universal Music Africa; and most recently, as CEO of broadcasting at Primedia.
Abrahams is also a household name in South Africa thanks to his role as a judge on Idols SA.