Daniel Van der Merwe, Chairman, Telemasters

Mr. Daniel Van der Merwe is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Telemasters Holdings Limited, with effect from 2 April 2009.

Stephen matriculated at St Alban’s College, Pretoria, in 1972 and completed his accountancy articles in 1979 at Pim, Whitely & Close, and strategic planning at Henley Management College in 1996.

In the 1980s and 90s Stephen held numerous financial positions, namely Financial Manager at Non Ferrous Refineries (Pty) Limited, Mintex Don (Pty) Ltd and Punchline Computers (Pty) Ltd, Chief Financial Controller of Landlock Limited and Finance Director of Advance Promotions (Pty) Ltd, amongst others.

Daniel Van der Merwe moved into general management in the early 1990s holding a General Manager position within the sales division at National Data Systems (Pty) Ltd and then as Acting Managing Director of Unique Executive Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a software development company, before moving to MTN (Pty) Ltd in 1996.

Stephen successfully re-aligned and restructured numerous divisions of M-Tel (Pty) Ltd as Head of the Dealer and Corporate Sales divisions. He held the position of General Manager Sales, as well as being the Chief Executive Officer of the Mobile Phone Store chain before being appointed as the General Manager Service Provision at MTN (Pty) Ltd.

During his tenure at MTN, he was also a Non-executive of I-Talk (Pty) Ltd and before leaving MTN in 2008 he held the position of Executive of the Third Party Sales Business Unit.

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