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About Speaker - Mothibi Ramusi - Digital Summit

Mr. Mothibi Glenview Ramusi, ITCP(SA)

Chief Information Officer (CIO) - National Lotteries Commission

Mr. Mothibi Glenview Ramusi, ITCP(SA)

Mothibi Ramusi is a graduate from Essex University, Colchester, UK - BEng Electronic Systems Engineering, July 1992. Other qualifications include a BTEC HND in Electronic Systems Engineering, Essex Institute (now Anglia University); BTEC ND Electronic Communications Engineering – London College, 1988; Senior Executive Leadership Programme, GIBS, 2001, International Executive Development Programme (IEDP), WITS Business School & London School of Business, 2016

Mothibi was responsible, amongst others, to the establishment of a post-apartheid ICT policy and regulatory framework and entity establishments through the formation of structures such the Centre for the Development of Information and Telecommunications Policy (CDITP), the then South African Telecommunications Regulator Authority (SATRA), Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) which later merged to establish the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

He was in the forefront of developing a National Frequency (Spectrum) Band Plan, a plan that details the uses to which various frequency bands are put to South Africa. Resulting from his involvement in the regulatory environment, he saw through the licensing process of all the current mobile operators in South Africa including some of the Value Added Network Providers, VANS (now referred to as Electronic Communications Service Providers, ECS). Mothibi, led a number of high powered delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) – to discuss and position South African views on matters pertaining to spectrum, space/satellite, standards and related topics. Notably, he was also involved in the formation of the then Neotel (a formation that happened through the merger of the then Transtel and esiTel).

Furthermore, he project managed the process that advanced the National Space Programme through the Satellite Applications Centre (a division of the CSIR), where he was positioned as a Centre Manger. The outcome of his contribution led to the establishment of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA).

Mothibi served on a number of company’s senior management structures, including but not limited to Siemens, Department of Post, Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Transtel, Alcatel-Altech, SATRA, ICASA, Transtel, CSIR, Department of Communications, Cell C, just to name a few. He later, in his career, served as a Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communications from July 2009 to December 2010. Served as a member of the panel of experts (ICT Policy Review), the team that drafted the Integrated ICT Policy [2015], member of the Advisory committee on Health Technology for the Minister of Health [2010], and also the Chairperson of the GSM Africa Regional Interest Group (RIG) [2011] – Regulatory and Policy.

Mothibi was bestowed with a full membership to the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals entitled to the designation of an Information Technology Certified Professional (ICTP, South Africa) [2019]. In February 2020 he was appointed the Chairperson of a Sub Committee of the Government Information Technology Officers Council (GITOC), responsible for Government ICT Programme and Strategy.

Mothibi has extensive working experience in both private and public sectors, with high level technical, policy and regulatory positions, as well as data analytics and a deep understanding of transitioning information silos into an enterprise-wide single information systems and environments.

He is now employed at the National Lotteries Commission as the Chief Information Officer (CIO).