SEACOM appoints chief of sales

07 August 2015 |


African network provider SEACOM has appointed Steven van der Linde as chief sales officer (CSO) at the company.

Van der Linde leaves his position as regional sales director for Africa at Tata Communications for the role at SEACOM where he will be responsible for growing group revenues, leading customer engagement and strategic channel development.

“We are delighted to have someone with Steven’s experience and expertise join our company as we gear up to grow our business,” said Byron Clatterbuck, SEACOM CEO.

“He has a great track record in business development and sales leadership, and will be an asset to the team.”

As well as Tata, Van der Linde has also served at Teleglobe – which was later acquired by VSNL – Telkom South Africa and South African ISP M-Web. He holds more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in the African telecoms market.

“I am very proud to be part of the SEACOM team,” Van der Linde said. “We are revolutionising the way people do business in Africa, and it is great to be part of this exciting journey.”