Andrew Matseke

14th July 2017


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Full Name: Andrew Matseke

Position: MD, Tedaka Network Solutions

Main Activity of the Company: Designing, installing, commissioning, distributing and integrating telecommunications products and solutions that enhance the network integrity of our clients

Date and Place of Birth: February 6, 1965, Pretoria

Education: BSc (electrical and electronic engineering), 1983 to 1989, University of Cape Town; MBA, 2001 to 2003, University of Pretoria; postgraduate diploma (project management), 2006, Cranefiled College

Career History Prior to Current Position: Engineer, BP, 1992 to 1994; technical consultant, BMW South Africa, 1994 to 1999; senior project manager, Telkom, 1999 to 2001; divisional manager, Transtel, 2001 to 2007; COO, Bihati Solutions, 2007 to 2010; MD, Powertech TIS, 2010 to 2013; executive manager, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) Telecoms, 2013 to 2017

Size of First Pay Packet: R3 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: MD of Tedaka Network Solutions since April 2017

Value of Assets under Your Control: R160-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 70

Management Style: Participatory – no human being has all the answers in his or her head

Personal Best Achievement: Becoming a father

Professional Best Achievement: Increasing revenue at TFR Telecoms by 100% in two years

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My late father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: John Theron, who was my manager in my first job, at Eskom

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Warren Buffett

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Phuthuma Nhleko

Philosophy of Life: If you put your mind to it, it can be done

Biggest Ever Opportunity: My current position at Tedaka Network Solutions

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The decline of Powertech, a subsidiary of Altron

Hope for the Future: The energy and passion of young South Africans, despite the negatives in the current political environment, leave me optimistic about the future

Favourite Reading: Biographies of business and political leaders, and political analyses

Favourite TV Programme: None

Favourite Food/Drink: Seafood

Favourite Music: Jazz

Favourite Sport: Golf

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Reading about local and international business and political events, playing golf

Car: BMW

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who make uninformed assumptions about others, dishonest behaviour

Favourite Other South African Company: MTN

Favourite Foreign Company: BMW Group

Married: For 24 years

Children: Two sons aged 23 and 20

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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