Grant Marais

CEO in Johannesburg, South Africa

Grant Marais

CEO in Johannesburg, South Africa

Today I am having fun contributing to the fourth industrial revolution, by connecting people and machines (IoT) to the internet and each other.

At the same time, I am an international Telecoms executive, with in-depth experience in consumer, B2B and public sector markets. I am currently CEO of Vast Networks in South Africa, after earlier roles including Regional Vice President Sales Africa & Managing Director – Intelsat South Africa and commercial leadership roles with Nokia in South Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, Mozambique and UAE.

My skills and experience encompass commercial and BD/sales leadership in large multinational corporations, the development of sales channels and routes to market (direct and distributor led), team recruitment, development and management.

I possess a proven track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams in various countries across Africa, CIS and the Middle East, in both turn-around and high growth environments, and have experience in both physical product distribution as well as services. I have worked in consumer durables, ISP, IT Services, Broadcast and Telecoms (fixed and mobile) environments and have an international mindset having lived in UAE, Mozambique, Uganda and South Africa.

  • Education
    • University of Leicester