Getting Started

Board of Directors

  Rakesh Parbhoo
Chief Executive Officer - WestconGroup Southern Africa

Rakesh Parbhoo is the CEO of WestconGroup Southern Africa and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business, as well as driving the company’s global strategy to establish the business as a leader in value-added digital distribution on the African continent.

Prior to joining the WestconGroup, Parbhoo held the role of Chief Information Officer for Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, where he was responsible for developing Dimension Data MEA’s information systems strategy to support its business objectives and goals. Originally joining Dimension Data in 1998 as a product manager, Parbhoo subsequently held a number of positions in sales and services management, including a tenure as Managing Director for Dimension Data East Africa and Executive for Emerging Markets responsible for all countries outside of South Africa across the African continent and Middle East.

With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, and extensive knowledge of business operations throughout the continent, he works with the local executive management team to drive Westcon-Comstor’s specialised brand of value-added distribution into the region. Parbhoo has a passion for information technology, and uses his strong leadership abilities and financial acumen to assist in tackling complex business challenges, while at the same time embracing and driving business innovation and digital transformation.

Parbhoo graduated with a B.Com degree majoring in insurance, risk management and information systems from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1997. He subsequently completed a Management Development Programme through Manchester Business School, and was selected for the Global Leadership Development Programme through the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Andries Coetzee | CFO WestconGroup Southern Africa   Andries Coetzee
CFO - WestconGroup Southern Africa 

Andries Coetzee is the Chief Financial Officer of WestconGroup Southern Africa and is currently responsible for the financial operations of the company.

A chartered accountant by trade, Andries began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1981, becoming a partner in 1988. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch and UNISA and before joining Comztek in the position of financial director in 2002, he held a director position at Oracle Corporation for six years.

Andries was a core member of the Comztek team that lead the acquisition of the Comztek business by the Datatec Group, assisting with merging its operations with its WestconGroup South Africa and Africa business.

Outside of work Andries is a keen golfer, enjoys the outdoors and is a wine aficionado.
Richard Hodgetts | European Finance Director - WestconGroup   Jon Toohey
Westcon EMEA CFO

Jon Toohey is the Westcon EMEA CFO based in the UK. He is a qualified charted accountant and, after obtained B.Com(Honours) from Wits University, began his career with Deloitte in Johannesburg, Cambridge and Amsterdam before moving into industry. Whilst in industry he has had a numbers of senior finance roles with listed groups such as Exel(acquired by DHL), Reckitt Benckiser, Danka(acquired by Ricoh) and Travelport. He is also a qualified treasurer and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Oren Fuchs | Non-Executive Director - WestconSA   Oren Fuchs
Non-Executive Director - WestconGroup

Oren Fuchs is currently the special projects manager at MIC, which is the minority shareholder of WestconSA. His previous positions include: Corporate Strategy Manager, SABC, Cofounder, General Manager: Finance & Viability, Blue IQ, Deputy Director: Economic Policy: Department of Finance and Economic Affairs, Professional Planner: Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, IT Administrator : Robin Lee Associates. 

Mahlatse Kabi | Non-executive Director - WestconSA   Mawande Maqungo
Non-Executive Director  – WestconGroup

Mawande Maqungo is currently the Group Legal Manager at Datatec Limited, which is the majority shareholder of WestconSA. He is an admitted attorney and member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. His previous experience includes: Banking and Finance Associate at Webber Wentzel, a leading African law firm.

  Sandiswa Ziphethe-Makola
Non-Executive Director  - WestconGroup

Sandiswa is a Senior Transactor in the Investments division at the Mineworkers Investment Company. She has 10 years’ investment banking experience gained from Merrill Lynch SA and Nedbank Limited. Sandiswa holds a Bachelor of Business Science from UCT and is currently a Masters in Development Finance candidate with UCT GSB.
Sandiswa also serves on the Boards of African Marine Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Universal Industries Corporation (Pty) Ltd



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