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Dean Duffield

Dean Duffield

Nickname: 'Dean Duffield'

Managing Executive Kwazulu Natal Cell C Pty Ltd

Currently resides in: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Born in GAUTENG South Africa

Platinum Founder Member Vodacom Group, Founder member Vodacom Tanzania, Managing Member Marlon Resort, Managing Member Classy Trade.

Contact details

M: 0847770080

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Business Address

7 Torsvale Crescent, Umhlanga, South Africa, 4319

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Operational Management

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Human Resourses

in Executive managment

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Current Position(s)

Managing Executive Kwazulu Natal | Kwazulu Natal | Cell C
Durban, South Africa | 2012 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Managing Executive for the KwaZulu Natal Region

Previous Position(s)

Senior Regional Manager | Operations | Cell C
Durban, South Africa | 2006 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications


Regional Manager | Operations | Cell C
Durban, South Africa | 2002 - 2006

ICT and Telecommunications

General Manager | Executive Operations | Vodacom Tanzania Limited
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania | 1999 - 2002

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the strategy, design, implimentation, mainternance, of the country's network. End to end resposibility for the turn key project with Siemens.

Managing Director - Executive Director | Jaso Group | Fibre Comm
GAUTENG, South Africa | 1998 - 1999

ICT and Telecommunications

Managing Director Responsible for the profitability of the company.

Senior Regional Manager | Operations | VODACOM GROUP LTD
GAUTENG, South Africa | 1996 - 1998

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for ensuring that the targets set out by executive management was achieved.

Regional Manager | Operations | VODACOM GROUP LTD
GAUTENG, South Africa | 1993 - 1996

ICT and Telecommunications

Educational history


Technical College of Johannesburgh, GAUTENG, South Africa (1984)
Johannesburg Technicon, Guateng, South Africa (1980)


Gibbs Business School

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2007 - 2007

LDP - Leadership program

Leadership Program


Queensland, Australia | 1998 - 1998

Graduate Diploma in Business management - General Management

Queensland, Australia

Queensland, Australia | 1997 - 1999

MBA - Human Capital - performance managment

Wits Business School

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1997 - 1997

Map - Leadership

Wits Technikon (now University of Johannesburg)

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1983 - 1985

National Diploma in Telecommunications - Telecommunications

National Certificat in Telecomunications


media exposure

Club Rugby - Cell C | 2013

Club Rugby - Cell C ( Channel 602 on DSTV )

Academic Achievements

LDP - Leadership program | 1997

Graduate Diploma in Business | 1998

National Diploma | 1985

MBA | 1999

MAP | 1997

Other Achievements

First South African to Graduate as a MBA Via the university of southern Queensland | Queensland Australia | 1999

Fist South African to Graduate as a MBA via the university of Southern Queensland.

Founder member | Tanzania | 2000

Founder Member and General Manager of Vodacom Tanzania.

Platinum Founder Member | Gauteng | 1993

Platinum Founder Member of Vodacom Group.



South African institute of Electrical Engineers

Senior Member, 1999 - 1999

Senior member of the SAIEE.

Other Activities


Designer / Experimenter

Design and build my own Auaphonic systems.

Motor Vehicles

restoration of old cars

Restore old cars when i have a moment



"“In dealing with Dean I found him to be a vastly experienced client with clear and focused thinking when issues of a commercial nature where to be addressed. Not everyday that a supplier gets to trade with a team leader who truly employs the 'win - win' philosophy in business. A catalyst for change and a worthy opponent in negotiations. I wish dean all the best for his future career and look forward to one day trading with him again.” January 5, 2009

“Dean is an excellent all round manager with the ability to motivate/coach a team to reach their full potential. Dean also has an excellent technical and business knowledge enabling him to add real value and leadership on all levels. I definately highly recommend Dean and am convinced that he will add value to any organisation that he decides to work for.” July 25, 2009

“Dean is very well respected for both his natural ability to motivate and manage people, as well as his solid technical expertise and engineering capability. Dean is well liked with an easy, yet no-nonsense, leadership style.

His many years of experience in the industry, supported by his ongoing, continued education, make him an all-rounder with a keen business sense and ability to see the bigger picture.” January 7, 2009

“Dean has immense experience in radio systems design, support & maintenance. He has led many engineers throughout his career and has served in several senior and executive management positions at telecommunication operators. He is also a successful entrepreneur and businessman who enjoys applying creativity in solving problems.” January 16, 2009

“I have worked with Dean at various points in our careers - he is a great manager, he keeps everything smooth, to time and moving forward.

I would say though that he made the greatest impression on me around the way he looks after his staff. He motivates, coaches and, I believe, really cares.

I would welcome an opportunity to work with Dean again.” December 26, 2011

“Dean is a pleasure to deal with as he understands most technologies well and will see the benefits immediately. He will be direct and honest by telling you whether he does or doesn't believe it will work in his organisation.

I find him to be very accommodating, friendly and a pleasure to spend time with. He is the type of person I would choose to run my organisation and at the same time, I would want to have him at all my social events. His professional and general knowledge makes for great conversation.

I found that he is well liked and respected by his staff and colleagues as well as being well known in the telecommunications industry, and some would like to have him back.

His technical advice has been of great benefit to me in dealing with some clients and projects.” January 21, 2009

“In all my years of consulting Dean has been one of the best professionals I've ever worked with. I would take him to any of my engagements or recommend him to any client. Dean is an action-oriented, can-do approach person. His role was pivotal in significantly increase overall RAN quality in less than three months. Dean is an experienced engineer with good business acumen, and more importantly, someone which is an absolute pleasure to work with.” July 22, 2012
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