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Our Team

Digitata’s staff comprises some 130 skilled employees based in locations around the globe, with our head office in Mauritius and our main development centre in South Africa. Our experienced management team is headed up by the following group of executives.

Patrick Lee Mo Lin was appointed as Director for Digitata in December 2016, before that he has been serving as an Alternate Director to Mr. Malcolm Moller for Digitata since July 2011.

Patrick is also the Managing Director of Estera Management (Mauritius) Limited, Estera Trust (Mauritius) Limited and Estera Corporate Services (Seychelles) Limited. Having joined the Estera group in February 2007, he was at the forefront of setting up the firm, drawing up policies as well as establishing a human resource framework to support first class service level benchmarks.

He has worked on various company formations, structures and transactions involving financing, investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, trading companies and technological development. With more than sixteen years of experience in international business, he has developed a sound capability of handling many aspects of international business which includes knowledge of finance, customer service, managerial skills and providing solutions to the best interest of an evolving clientele.

Patrick is an Associate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Patrick is also a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) and a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Patrick attended the General Management Program for Executives, held at the National University of Singapore in 2006 and has contributed to various international publications, including the BNA International Global Tax Guide issued by BNA International, which provides a complete set of information on the economic features of Mauritius and on the tax regime in place.

Prior to joining Estera (formerly Appleby), Patrick was the Head of the Client Accounting department of a leading fiduciary company. Before that, he started his career in 1997 as an auditor at Deloitte, specialising in internal controls and forensic audit.

Ted joined Digitata as CEO in January 2009. He was appointed Executive Vice Chairman in 2015, after Digitata Limited acquired a controlling stake in Rorotika Technologies.

He has a recent history of establishing and commercialisation of startup companies in the software, telecommunications and oil exploration industries (focusing on new technology developments), having been involved in 5 companies over the last 10 years.

Ted holds an MSc in Chaos Theory from University of New Brunswick, Canada and a BSc in Surveying Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Tinus was appointed Group CEO of Digitata Limited in 2015 following Digitata’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Rorotika Technologies. Prior to that he was CEO of Rorotika Technologies. Tinus was a co-founder of Rorotika Technologies and a director since the company was founded in 2006. Before taking on the CEO’s mantle at Rorotika, Tinus served as Strategic Solutions Director for Digitata Ltd. Prior to this, he was on secondment in Sweden (contracted to Digitata partner, Ericsson AB), where he assumed accountability for pre-sales activities on Ericsson’s Dynamic Discount Solution globally. Before this, Tinus served as CIO at Rorotika for 4 years.

He also previously worked for MTN SA as a software consultant for some 6 years and contracted with Vodacom SA. Tinus has fulfilled leading roles in determining product strategy and positioning, software architecture, technologies and design principles as well as application design. Tinus has developed an in-depth knowledge of, and gained exceptional experience in the telecommunications industry. He holds a B.Sc Information Technology (Computer Science) degree from the University of Pretoria.

Jacques was appointed CFO of Digitata in April 2015

After completing his articles at a small audit firm, he held a number of senior financial positions at Imperial Logistics, DHL, the New Forests Company and Digby Wells.

Jacques has a broad range of experience across many industries and countries in Africa from the transport and warehousing sectors to greenfields forestry as well as environmental consulting for the mining industry.

Jacques is a Chartered Accountant (CA, SA) since 2004 and holds a B.Com and B.Com (Honours) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Thabo holds the position of Chief Commercial Offer at Digitata Limited. He previously served for some 5 years as Executive Sales Director.

Prior to working for Digitata, Thabo was with Aircom International SA for 6 years in various positions including Regional Key Account Manager and Pre-Sales Manager. He also spent several years in the financial and IT sectors. Thabo has over 12 years of experience in the telecoms industry.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems from the London Metropolitan University.

Anton holds the position of COO at Digitata Limited. He has been with Digitata since 2010, holding various positions including Development Manager and Operations Director.

Prior to joining Digitata, Anton served at Silverbridge Holdings in the financial sector for some 5 years as Portfolio Manager, and before that as Functional Team Leader: Business Analysts and Software Developer. He was also a software developer at LGR Telecommunications for 2 years.

Anton has accumulated over 10 years of experience in the telecoms sector and holds a B. Com Informatics (Cum Laude) from the University of Pretoria.

Philip holds the position of CEO: Digitata Networks. He brings with him some 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked for multiple operators and vendors, and obtained in-depth knowledge of Mobile operations and OEM Vendor interactions. He has extensive knowledge of the Sub-Saharan telecommunications market and its major players and decision makers. Prior to joining Digitata, Philip worked for Concurrent Systems as independent telecoms consultant. Before that he spent 4 years with Aircom International (Africa) as VP Sales for Africa, and then as Managing Director. He has also held positions at Astellia, mCel Mozambique, Lucent, Motorola and Siemens.

Philip holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (High Frequency) from the Technical University Pretoria as well as a Bachelor of Science Technology Management from Hanzehogeschool Van Groningen.

Richard took over the role of acting CEO: Dynamic Tariffing and Insights in 2018. He is an entrepreneurial thinker and a technical fanatic (geek) with over 15 years experience in technology-based solutions in the mobile, insurance, banking, payments and telecoms industries in which he built products and businesses with like-minded professionals. He has specialist experience in both business/commercial development and product/technical development gained over the past 15 years. Richard’s strengths include building new products from scratch including initial launch and growth phases and motivating a passionate team to deliver, a skill which he believes is unique.

Richard has presented thought leadership at various conferences including AfricaCom, AppsWorld, Mobile Money Africa and VAS Africa on the subject of mobile apps and payments.

Jon is Chief Product Officer for Digitata Limited. He has been with Digitata since 2014, serving in various positions including Sales Operations Director, Commercial Director and Account Director: EMEA.

Jon started his career at mobile services start-up, Starfish Mobile in early 2004 in content management, working his way up to serve as Head of Operations and later as CTO. In 2012 he moved to Deloitte South Africa as Manager (Lead) Mobile Technologies and has also served at Net1 Mobile Solutions as Head of Business Line.

Jon served as the chairman of Mobile Monday South Africa for 4 years.

With over 14 years of experience in mobile telecoms, Jon has spoken and presented at over 60 conferences and events across Africa on mobile and digital.

Theo is the Chief Advisory Officer for Digitata Limited. Prior to taking up the CAO position, he served at Digitata for 5 years in the roles of General Manager: Analytics Intelligence and Modelling, and Business Strategy Consultant.

Before joining Digitata he worked in the health sector for over 10 years as Chief Analyst of Healthshare Integrated Solutions and as Health Actuarial Analyst in the Profession Strategy and Risk Intelligence teams at Discovery Health. He started his analytics/solution-finding career as a risk analyst in the US health insurance market at Destiny Health.

He also spent a year as teacher and educationalist in Taiwan.

Theo holds a B. Com Insurance Science and a B. Sc (Hons) Mathematics of Finance – both from the University of Pretoria, as well as an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).