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Alan Devilliers Charles Knott-Craig (Snr)

Alan Devilliers Charles Knott-Craig (Snr)

Former CEO of Vodacom ( 1996-2008)

South Africa, Johannesburg, Finance & Business Services, Accounting

Birth Details

Date of Birth: 08-05-1952      Place of Birth: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Current Position(s)

Non-executive Director, Nedbank Group Limited, South Africa (2009 - present)

Previous Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer , Vodacom Group Limited (1996 - 2008)

Managing Director, Vodacom (Pty) Ltd (1993 - 1996)

Web Presence

Website

In Brief

Alan Knott-Craig is a Non-executive Director of Nedbank Limited since 2009. Former Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom (Proprietary) Limited (1996-2008). Prior to 1993, Mr Knott-Craig was Senior General Manager of Mobile Communications at Telkom until 1993, when he left to form Vodacom. He wrote a book called ''Second is Nothing'', published in 2009.

Professional

Directorship(s)

Non-executive Director - Nedbank Group Limited, South Africa
Sector: Finance & Business Services (2009 - present)
Managing Director - Vodacom (Pty) Ltd
(1993 - 1996)
Director - Telematics
(1989 - 1992)

Previous Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer - Vodacom Group Limited, South Africa
(1996 - 2008)
Senior General Manager - Mobile Comm, Telkom, Pretoria
(1992 - 1993)

Education

Honorary Degree(s)

University of South Africa
Honorary Doctorate in Business Leadership (2006)

Degree(s)

University of South Africa
Master of Business Leadership (1988)
University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Science (1974)

Achievements

Awards

Ormson Smith prize - University of Cape Town
Cape Town
Ormson Smith prize - University of Cape Town
Cape Town
Ormson Smith prize - University of Cape Town
Cape Town
Data Communication Personality of the Year - Computer Society of South Africa
Computer Person of the Year - Computer Society of South Africa
Unisa Leadership in Practice Award
Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut Platinum Award for Leadership
Inaugural Roll of Honour (1of 8 Gold Member's) - GSM Association

Personal

Family

Father: Alan John Alexander Knott-Craig      Mother: Andronette