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Pieter De Villiers

Clickatell CEO & Advisory


Born in Pretoria South Africa

Pieter de Villiers is a co-founder and CEO of Clickatell a 'Mobile First' leader and the largest mobile text messaging Gateway covering 962 networks in 224 countries and territories, with the potential to reach over 6 billion mobile phone users. Clickatell delivers carrier-grade mobile messaging solutions to Fortune 500 brands and more than 13,000 medium and small business customers and application developers around the world.

In August 2012 Pieter de Villiers, was selected as a SABLE Advisory board member and in 2011 named one of the Global Technology Business (GTB) "top 40 under 40" executives who will likely "run the telecoms industry in 2020."

Pieter participates in various forums and interest groups including but not limited to the GSM Association (www.gsm.org), Wireless Internet Caucus (www.ctia.org), Open Mobile Alliance (www.openmobilealliance.org), Wireless Application Service Provider Association (www.waspa.org.za) and the Mobile Data Association (www.mda-mobiledata.org).

Due to the historical focus of mobile operators on voice services and the typical inaccessibility to 3rd party data services, Clickatell embarked on providing a single point of entry for global mobile message delivery. Pieter de Villiers has presented his thoughts on the mobile messaging value chain at various mobile conferences in the US, Europe and Africa.


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3200 Bridge Pkwy, Redwood City, United States, 94065


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Advisory Board Member: | The SABLE Accelerator
2012 - present

The SABLE Accelerator is a trusted knowledge network of global South Africans providing mentoring and consulting services to South African companies, entrepreneurs, and institutions seeking to fund or commercialize innovation, as well as enter, grow, and partner in worldwide markets. Download Overview »

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CEO | Clickatell
2000 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Clickatell enables over 8,000 businesses in more than 200 countries to better communicate to their customers, personnel, suppliers and partners through reliable, high-speed messaging technologies that are simple to use.
We can get your business started and sending messages today through our various messaging products. For developers and integrators we offer easy sign-up and real-time connectivity to our global messaging gateways. To the enterprise we offer managed or deployed enterprise class solutions with service level agreements and assured delivery capability. Clickatell’s messaging solutions allows you to deliver time critical information to more people on more devices across more networks than any other provider out there.
1 in 3 people on our planet has a mobile phone, do you have a mobile messaging strategy?


Previous Position(s)

Partner | Absolute E
1999 - 2000

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Various e-commerce initiatives that lead to the formation of Clickatell


Product Marketing | Micrologix
1998 - 1999

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Johannesburg

2004 - 2007

BSC - Optometry

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Global Telecoms Business Top 40 under 40 | 2011

The top 40 leaders in Telecoms as nominated

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