Mickey Mashale is a member of the IoDSA (International Institute of Directors South Africa) is currently Managing Executive & Head of Region: Vodafone Global Enterprise responsible for strategy, revenue retention, growth and expansion of the named Vodafone customers for the Sub- Saharan Africa Region. She sits on the Board of Stortech, one of the leading System Integrators in SA as well as being responsible for the Vodacom Group Enterprise BU Strategic Partners GTM & Joint Propositions Delivery.
She joined Vodacom in 2012 as Executive Head of Department –Network Operations with over 15years of experience in the ICT Industry. Under her leadership, the department was awarded the best performing segment in the Vodacom Group Enterprise Business.
Mashale’s career in the ICT Industry started at Vula Communications working on wireless & wireline technologies including mobile, satellite, wireless data transmission. Subsequently Mickey headed the Marketing Strategy for Nextcom. She later joined Ericsson as Bid, Price & Sales Manager for New Business Department where she worked for the CEEMEA (Central East Europe Middle East & Africa) region out of South Africa and Stockholm, Sweden. She was later appointed to be Business Strategy Representative for Ericsson during the CEEMEA road show on 3G Technology.
She came back to join a local player, Mergent Technologies. During her tenure at Mergent she worked with operators MTN, Cell C, Vodacom directly and through their OEMs Siemens, Ericsson etc. Mickey received the SACF industry award for outstanding performance, management and leadership of the team. Mashale then moved onto the ICT parastatal, arivia.kom. Under her leadership Arivia.kom was awarded the top ICT Company in Africa in 2006.
Between 2007-2011, she served Waymark Infotech Group as Executive Director & Managing Executive for Waymark Group – Oracle Based Solution Companies. Before joining Vodacom, she joined forces with another entrepreneur at Al Indigo in April 2011 where she was also Executive Director.
In 1998, Mashale was appointed by the Department of Communications to be part of a government delegation to the Netherlands to develop a Training and Development Plan for South Africa in ICT. Currently doing a Senior Executive Course with Harvard Business School, she’s an MBA Graduate from Wits Business School, she graduated from University of Natal with a Bachelor of Science; she also obtained a number of diplomas in Telecommunications, Business, Strategy & Marketing from Wits Business School; P&DM, Institute of Marketing Management, AAA School of Advertising and Varsity College.