The team

Entersekt’s global community – including our staff, board, and advisors – are integral to our success

Senior Management

SCHALK NOLTE - CEO, board member, Entersekt

SCHALK NOLTE

CEO, board member

Schalk joined Entersekt as CEO in 2009, bringing with him experience in managing large-scale mobile technology and network deployments for GSM operators across Africa and the Pacific. Schalk's passion for entrepreneurship and his relationships in the industry have been driving forces behind Entersekt's growth.

 

JEANNE MAARTENS SVP Marketing

JEANNE MAARTENS

SVP Marketing

Jeanne works closely with the CEO and sales teams to set marketing strategy, define a plan of action, and oversee its implementation by her team. Prior to this, she headed corporate communications at S1 Corporation, having established Mosaic Software’s technical documentation, training, and marketing teams.

ADNAAN ISAACS - VP Operations

ADNAAN ISAACS

VP Operations

Adnaan leads Entersekt’s Operations Centre of Excellence, helping ensure that we are prepared for the next stage of our expansion. He has extensive experience in the managed services sector, including roles in global support and maintenance with MiX Telematics and others.

GERHARD OOSTHUIZEN - CIO, Entersekt

GERHARD OOSTHUIZEN

CIO

Gerhard provides the organizational and operations power that translates Entersekt’s vision into reality. He has a wealth of experience in developing and managing successful international software development and delivery teams.

NIEL BESTER - SVP Products, Entersekt

NIEL BESTER

SVP Products

Niel is an engineer by training and has decades of experience in most facets of software development within the telecoms and IT industries. He is passionate about product and organizational strategy, and particularly enjoys working in a team to make something incredible happen.

RITA LINDENBERG - VP Human Resources, Entersekt

RITA LINDENBERG

VP Human Resources

A perfect match for Entersekt, Rita excels at building strong, lasting relationships based on trust. Having managed an HR organization at a similarly fast-growing IT multinational, she has valuable experience managing change and fostering a shared culture in diversity. Before joining us, Rita worked at First National Bank and Clickatell.

RONALD MAYER ca(sa)CFO - Entersekt

RONALD MAYER CA(SA)

CFO

Ronald Mayer is responsible for the financial management of Entersekt, sharing his extensive experience in financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining the company, he worked in lending at Rand Merchant Bank and at EY as a chartered accountant and business consultant.

 

ELIAS BADENHORST - VP Customer Projects, Entersekt

ELIAS BADENHORST

VP Customer Projects

Elias holds responsibility for Entersekt’s product implementations and all customer interactions associated with the rollouts globally. Our customers benefit enormously from his insight and experience in managing complex implementations of cutting-edge mobile technology.

Frans Labuschagne Country Manager United Kingdom & Ireland

Frans Labuschagne

Country Manager United Kingdom & Ireland

Frans is responsible for Entersekt’s expansion into the UK and Ireland. He has over 15 years’ experience in managing technology-based organisations, accompanied by a solid background in strategic business development in the payments and financial services industry.

Dewald Nolte - SVP Partners & Alliances, Entersekt

Dewald Nolte

SVP Partnerships & Alliances

Dewald is one of four founders of the company and is responsible for building Entersekt’s global network of strategic alliances and technology partners. Having been involved in several projects further afield than Entersekt, including the A-Darter missile program for Denel Dynamics, his technical ability is as impressive as his solid business acumen.

CLAUDIUS VAN DER MEULENVP - VP Business Development/Director Europe

CLAUDIUS VAN DER MEULEN

VP Business Development / Director Europe

Claudius drives Entersekt’s expansion into Europe from our offices in the Netherlands. A seasoned salesperson with two decades’ experience in information technology, he has also helped establish a partner network in the region to further accelerate growth.

Non-executive board members

Ramzi Mansour

Ramzi has a track record investing in and building market-leading companies. His private equity investment company, based in Lagos, Nigeria, invests in telecoms, mobile security, banking, property development, and power across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Nathan Mintah

Nathan brings his investment banking experience and deal negotiation skills to Entersekt. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Africa Advisory Committee.

 

Willem van Biljon

Willem is a software executive and entrepreneur with decades' experience in building successful software products and companies. Successes include founding Mosaic Software, building Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and founding Nimbula, a cloud computing software provider acquired by Oracle. Willem is co-CEO and CIO of African e-commerce giant, takealot.com.

Andreas von Blottnitz

Andreas' experience in leading successful technology companies, such Citrix and AOL in Germany, has given him a unique perspective as an investor. He represented e.ventures on the boards of Sonos and AppFolio. He is both investor in and board member of RightScale and Eucalyptus, and holds similar roles at LogicMonitor and Lastline.

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