Videsha Proothveerajh

Videsha stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry.  She is the EMEA South Multivertical Commercial Director  for Intel’s Industry Solutions Group as well as the General Manager for Southern Africa. She is responsible for pushing the boundaries of smart and connected technology to make amazing experiences possible for all vertical industry segments and countries.

Her comfort in the industry derives from her 19 years’ experience working in high-profile ICT companies such as EDS, Microsoft and Intel. She has also successfully run her own business focusing on strategy and value creation. She has many accolades, including being honoured and recognised as General Manager in South Africa 

Videsha has always capitalised on opportunities to be an instrumental change-maker not only in the corporate world but also on issues close to her heart. She’s passionate about women and the girl child’s empowerment and she works on projects to uplift the community as a whole through Intel’s work in this space. She is a strong champion of Intel’s work with Government that touches the lives of citizens in emerging markets through technology. 

Videsha believes that one should never be defined by a title but rather embrace opportunities to learn new skill sets and be enriched by new experiences – this is evident in her approach to her career and life in general. Her leadership philosophy is a servant one and she believes that her role in the lives of the people around her is to help them achieve their full potential.

Videsha has, amongst being a certified SAP and ITIL consultant, a B.Com degree, a post graduate degree in Business management and a MBA specializing in advanced strategic management. Videsha enjoys dabbling in yoga, meditation and Reiki and is a “readaholic”. When she counts her blessings she counts her two children thrice.