Delta Partners appoints new non-executive partner in its Johannesburg office
Johannesburg, 8 February 2018
Delta Partners, a leading advisory and investment firm specialising in the telecoms, media and digital (TMD) space, has announced the appointment of Sharoda Rapeti as a non-executive partner of the firm, based in the company’s Johannesburg office.
Rapeti has over 30 years of experience in the electronics, broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, having advised high profile clients including blue chip TMT companies as well as public sector clients on a range of growth areas, including digital broadcasting, broadband and Smart Cities solutions.
Prior to joining Delta Partners, Sharoda most recently worked for Deloitte Consulting in South Africa, where she spent seven years serving as an industry leader for the TMT practice. As part of her role, Sharoda led several broadband assignments for the National Treasury, National, Provincial, and local Government clients as well as private sector clients. During this time, she advocated broadband as the bedrock for Smart Cities, digitisation of government and digital citizenships.
In her previous roles, Sharoda held senior positions in companies such as SABC and MTN; the latter of which saw her serve as General Manager of Products and Services, with Sharoda overseeing the strategy and implementation of voice, data, VAS, mCommerce as well as Business Partner solutions.
The appointment at Delta Partners will see Sharoda bring with her a wealth of experience and passion about the important role that digital plays both in terms of how this can benefit businesses, and how it can further economies as a whole. Through her past role as the Vice President of the Engineering Council of South Africa and Non-Executive Director role on the board of Mercantile Bank, Sharoda’s extensive experience in the world of digital will see her provide expert counsel to Delta Partners’ clients.
Commenting on Sharoda’s appointment, Christophe Meunier, Partner of Delta Partners and Head of the Johannesburg office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sharoda to the team to commence her role as non-executive partner. Sharoda brings with her extensive experience as an industry leader in the TMD sector, and her passion and drive about the positive impact that digital has will be invaluable for us to harness. As we continue to see digital having an impact on every aspect of our lives, Sharoda’s appointment is testament to our commitment to helping us continue to serve our clients as they navigate this era of technology-led disruption.”
Remarking on her new role at Delta Partners, Sharoda Rapeti commented: “I am excited to join Delta Partners at such a pivotal time when embracing digital is now more important than ever. I am looking forward to working with the team at Delta Partners to help our clients transform their business and maximise their value in the digital age, so that they remain relevant, competitive and ultimately realise their ambitions."
Sharoda also holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, and continued studies in Next Generation Networks, Digital Media Head-End and Mobile Broadcasting from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also passed her MBA cum laude through the University of Cardiff.
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