JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) has announced the appointment of Andrew Holden as Operations Executive: Information Technology, following the retirement of long-time incumbent Rob Abraham, who will step down at the end of February 2016. Abraham will remain at the helm of Bytes Technology Group during the transition period until his retirement, and Holden will remain the Altron Executive: Shared Services until he takes up his new role on 1 March 2016, the start of the Altron 2016/17 financial year.
Holden has more than 20 years’ experience within the Altron Group, most recently as Executive: Shared Services at Altron, which he has held since November 2013. Holden previously held similar senior positions as managing director of various Bytes subsidiaries.Commenting on the appointment, Abraham said that Holden’s strong track record and substantial experience within the Bytes and Altron organisations made him the ideal candidate for the role.
“I have worked with Andrew for many years and he has demonstrated the necessary skills, strategic insight and integrity of character to ensure that Bytes Technology Group builds on its success as South Africa’s largest IT services provider. This appointment indicates the emphasis Altron places on the continuity of executive leadership and this bodes particularly well for the organisation as a whole. Over the past five years, Bytes has become renowned as an organisation built on the value of trust, whereby our customers depend on us to provide solutions that exceed their expectations and deliver strategic value,” says Abraham.Holden will continue to drive Bytes Technology Group’s key success pillars, namely, integrity, strategic implementation, business results, customer-driven approach, commercial acumen and people focus.
Commenting on the organisation’s future growth plans, Holden says that Bytes’ continued success lies in its astute leadership team comprised of experienced MD’s each supported by their own dedicated management teams and employee complement. Holden is a member of the Altech and Bytes Executive Committees and a member of the Altron IT Governance Committee. Upon his appointment, he will become a member of the Altron Executive Committee.
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