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Vodafone Fiji Announces New General Manager for Datec Fiji

Mr Singh has over 20 years of ICT expertise in business development, team management and enterprise solution sales experience. His with an overall end to end experience, includes Enterprise Software, Enterprise Infrastructure and IT Consulting in Indian and Gulf markets.
26 Sep 2019 16:03
Vodafone Fiji Announces New  General Manager for Datec Fiji
L-R: Satyen Singh new general manager for Datec Fiji PTE Limited and Outgoing Datec general manager Ateen Kumar

Vodafone’s Regional chief executive officer Pradeep Lal yesterday announced the executive appointment of the new Datec Fiji Pte Limited general manager.

Satyen Singh now assumes the role of the general manager for Datec.

Vodafone’s acquisition of Datec has been a substantial strategic move.

Mr Singh has over 20 years of ICT expertise in business development, team management and enterprise solution sales experience. His with an overall end to end experience, includes Enterprise Software, Enterprise Infrastructure and IT Consulting in Indian and Gulf markets.

Mr Singh holds Post Graduate in Marketing and Sales Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Calcutta. Prior to his appointment as general manager, he has had experience in the leading ICT economies of India and Dubai.

“Mr Singh has been part of large ICT companies in his previous job roles, namely Ingram Micro India, Intertec Systems and Wings Infonet.

“His wealth of knowledge in the fast-evolving ICT sector gels in well with our strategic foresight of being the ICT/mobile hub in the Pacific,” said Mr Lal

Mr Singh said: “I am excited and thank Vodafone for this great opportunity. Given the experience and qualifications attained, I have managed to harness my skills and further explored the boundaries of the dynamic mobile and ICT industry in the big economies.

“I am certain that the same opportunities can be extended in Fiji and the Pacific region.

Outgoing Datec general manager Ateen Kumar said: “We have already expanded our business in the regional market in partnership with renowned international brands, namely Lenovo, Dell, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Sage, Microsoft, Vmware and various ICT cloud offerings to make a strong stand in the international ICT market.

“We are confident that Satyen with his expertise and hands-on experience in the developed markets will play a critical role in driving our business portfolio further.”

Mr Kumar now moves into furthering the group’s regional ICT business portfolio as the Regional Head of ICT.

Mr Lal congratulated the new Datec GM and the outgoing general manager, Mr Kumar on his regional appointment.

He commended Mr Kumar for his work as General Manager for Datec since 2016, in particular, his contribution and leadership in growing the Datec business to greater heights, including the recent launch of Datec’s new Brand and Head Office in August.

Mr Lal said: “He has a wealth of knowledge in ICT, mobile telecommunications and also is part of many of the projects initiated in our regional operations.

“We are confident that both gentlemen will take on the new roles articulately.

Mr Lal highlighted:

  • We are uniquely positioned combined with the telecommunications and ICT services has been a win-win situation with ATH‘s regional footprint; namely in Kiribati, TVL in Vanuatu, Blue Sky in Samoa, American Samoa and the Cook Islands.
  • Datec works very closely with Vodafone to deliver cutting edge ICT technology to the people of Fiji & the Pacific Islands, second to none in the region, thus a true provider of one-stop-shop solution for the enterprise market.
  • Strengthening the regional linkages brings with it strong market positioning for our operations.
  • This collaborative approach has been replicated in regional operations with expanding the ICT arm further with the new acquisitions of ICT operations in PNG, Australia and Singapore.
  • With more collaborations in the pipeline that the Regional team is closely pursuing.
  • Vodafone’s plans for the future and strengthens its position as an ICT hub for local and regional enterprise solutions as we step further into the ‘connected world’.
  • We look forward to implementing a similar convergence of ICT solutions in other Pacific markets.

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