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Alan Knott-Craig (Snr)

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Alan Knott-Craig (Snr)

Alan Devilliers Charles Knott-Craig Senior

South African Businessman


Born 08-05-1952 in Oudtshoorn South Africa

Alan Knott-Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Cell C. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom (Proprietary) Limited. Prior to 1993, Mr Knott-Craig was Senior General Manager of Mobile Communications at Telkom, before he moved to Vodacom. He also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings. He was appointed to the Murray & Roberts Board in 2008. He served as chairman of the health, safety and environment committee until 2011 and has remained a member. He became a member of the audit and sustainability committee in 2011.


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Previous Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer | Cell C
April 2012 - 2014

ICT and Telecommunications


Non-executive Director | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
South Africa | 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Chief Executive Officer | VODACOM GROUP LTD
South Africa | 1996 - 2008

ICT and Telecommunications


Managing Director | VODACOM GROUP LTD
1993 - 1996

ICT and Telecommunications


Senior General Manager | Mobile Communications | TELKOM SA SOC LTD
Pretoria | 1992 - 1993

ICT and Telecommunications


Director | Telematics
1989 - 1992

ICT and Telecommunications


Educational history

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Completed 1974

Bachelor of Science

University of the South Africa

Awarded in 2006

Honorary Doctorate in Business Leadership

University of the South Africa

Completed 1988

Master of Business Leadership

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration

Achievements

Awards

Presidents Award | South African Institute of Electrical Engineers | 2007

CSSA/Computing SA Fellowship Award | Computer Society of South Africa | 2005

Inaugural Roll of Honour | GSM Association

1 of 8 Gold Member's

AHI Impala Platinum Award | Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut

Awarded for outstanding business achievement based on Vodacom’s performance

Leadership in Practice Award | Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership | 2000

Computer Person of the Year | Computer Society of South Africa

Data Communication Personality of the Year | Computer Society of South Africa

Ormson Smith prize | University of Cape Town

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Author | Second is Nothing | 2009

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Murray & Roberts Holdings: Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Member

Murray & Roberts Holdings: Audit and Sustainability Committee

Member

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