inq. Group today announced the appointment of seasoned industry leader Glad Dibetso to succeed Nick Reed. Dibetso will become CEO Designate from 1 July 2023 working alongside Reed who will remain on as part of the transition process. The move is part of the Board approved succession plan.
inq. recently completed its acquisition of Syrex, a provider of hyperconverged cloud technology solutions, adding South Africa to its footprint across the Continent. Dibetso hopes to continue to bolster inq. to become a truly pan-African business, consolidating its traditional connectivity business and accelerating EdgeDock®, inq.’s unique digital service offering. Dibetso said, “I am excited to be joining inq. and leading the charge in co-creating innovative connectivity and digital solutions that are fundamental to enterprises across public and private sectors.”
Glad Dibetso has experience in diverse African cultures and geographies. Renowned for his ability to navigate markets in constant flux, he maintains the delicate balance between risk and outcome. Glad joins inq. from Deloitte Consulting, where he served as Partner: Cloud Transformation & ICT Operate. He has deep experience in ICT and business management. During his four-year as CEO of Nigeria-based Cloud Exchange, Glad made significant contributions to the business’s commercial strategy. He remains involved with the business as an advisory board member. At Dimension Data, where Glad served for a decade, his responsibilities included contract director across the manufacturing/FMCG, mining and public sectors. He was responsible for sales and served as MD: West Africa. Glad holds a B Comm (Information Systems & Economics) as well as an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.
Andile Ngcaba, Executive Chairman, inq. commented: “We are pleased to welcome on board Glad. He will drive inq. Edge cloud strategy, Edge AI and East, West and Southern Africa submarine to Edge connectivity. He is an agile leader with domain knowledge and an excellent track record of success in working with hyper scalers and global OEMs in diverse African cultures and geographies. We look forward to his contribution to creating a leading player that services global carriers and regional enterprises. We also wish to thank Nick for his leadership of the Group.”
inq. is a global leading-edge computing technology company founded to provide innovative, customised, and business-relevant digital services on the edge. inq. connects over 1,200 of Africa’s leading corporations in 9 countries, serves clients in Europe and UAE, and has a footprint in India. The company is prominent for its innovative IP and business-rendering solutions and services such as Edge AI & IoT, Fabric, SDN/NFV, Edge Orchestration and Elastic Edge. The company continues to invest and expand its footprint as a global leading-edge solutions provider. For more information, please visit: www.inq.inc