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e4 appoints Fikile Sibiya as CIO

Fikile Sibiya
Fikile Sibiya e4 Head office. Johannesburg. South Africa. Photograph: John Hogg

Fintech software specialist, e4, has announced the appointment of Fikile Sibiya as its Chief Information Officer.

This comes as part of e4’s continuous focus on investing in its internal infrastructure, while also strengthening its governance.

Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the company.

“Central to my new role will be aligning core technology decisions and investments to the objectives of the organisation, while also ensuring we continuously deliver a stable, robust and secure platform for our clients,” says Sibiya.

Always focused on technology, Sibiya previously worked for industry leading brands such as Microsoft and Rand Merchant Bank, where she held positions extending across software consulting; business analysis, demand management and team leadership roles.

“I spent the last three years at Rand Merchant Bank as an IT Business Manager supporting the central IT CTO to fulfil the department’s strategic objectives. This role deepened my love for technology as a strategic business enabler.”

Her appointment at e4, says Sibiya, is an opportunity to work with one of the most advanced and fast-growing leaders in business digitalisation: “I look forward to using the knowledge I have gained over the years to contribute to the successful growth of e4.”

Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and how these are leveraged to realise operational and strategic value for organisations have been some of the technology highlights for Sibiya over the past decade: “We have seen significant benefits from these technologies such as mobility; flexibility and security.”

Believing that technology has become an integral part of humanity, Sibiya says that how internal and external clients experience technology will remain critically important: “The usability, intuitiveness, availability, accessibility, security, robustness and seamlessness of platforms need to be aimed at enabling and unlocking the most satisfying user experience.”

Grant Phillips, CEO, e4, says that Sibiya’s appointment is well timed for the company: “e4 is in a significant growth and diversification phase. We are extremely pleased to welcome Fikile in what will be a vital role within the company. Strengthening our governance and internal organisational structures are key initiatives and we have no doubt that she will add tremendous value.”

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