EDS announced today the appointment of Kam Chetty as managing director, EDS South Africa, and the renewal of two of its long-standing IT outsourcing contracts, Nissan and Afrox, which together are worth R110 million.
Chetty, an economist and business management graduate, was formerly CEO of the Cape Winelands District Municipality. Chetty also spent five years as a senior institutional specialist with the World Bank, and led the team that won last year's ZK Mathews Award for South Africa's best municipality.
Chetty begins with EDS South Africa on 1 September, and will work closely with current CEO, Cortie Burton, a US expatriate who will remain within EDS South Africa for the rest of the year.
Chetty joins EDS at a time when it has just renewed its infrastructure support agreement with Afrox for a further five-year term, as well its IT outsourcing and SAP support agreement with Nissan.
EDS South Africa, which is part of the global EDS corporation, last year sold 20% of its local shareholding to the black economic empowerment consortium Koketso Gravitas.