Abdul Baba currently heads up Information technology within the Media industry and also a non-executive director for Computer Aid International and League of companies in Johannesburg. He is currently a member of the Executive global network (EGN), Institute of Director of Southern Africa (IODSA), IT professional’s association as well as the CIO Council of South Africa. His strength lies in setting business and IT strategies, developing large solutions architectures, managing system development, and leading cohesive teams for implementation. Abdul chairs and presents at many Business IT Leadership conferences with a passion on how technology will transform and enable business value. He is a Cybersecurity, Governance, and Dx evangelist, who serves on various boards and IT advisory bodies as part of his contribution to influencing South Africa’s 4IR goals and aspirations.
Abdul has started his career in the banking industry, worked extensively within SAP Business Consulting, Insurance, Logistics transportation, Media and Advertising industries respectively. Abdul also has extensive experience in Enterprise IT Architecture where he held various technical technology roles in one of the largest bank in Africa. Abdul served as the CIO of Skynet as well as the Group IT Director of the TBWA Media group prior to his current role. Abdul holds a B.Comm Honours degree in Informatics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Leadership (MBL).