Senior management

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1. A Dickson MSc (Eng), MBA

Managing director: CBI-electric: african cables
Appointed in 1997
Born 14 December 1970

Alan studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and gained a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent a short time in the consulting engineering fraternity before joining African Cables as a design engineer in 1997.
He held several management positions within the organisation before taking the responsibility of heading up all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed commercial director in 2007 and held this position until being appointed managing director in February 2009.

2. JA Vorster BCom, CIS, MBL

Managing director: CBI-electric: Aberdare
ATC telecom cables
First employed by ATC in 1971
Born 28 May 1949

Koos started his career as assistant accountant at Standard Telephones and Cables (Pty) Limited in 1969. He joined ATC in 1971 as accountant and subsequently held the positions of chief accountant and financial director prior to his appointment as managing director in 1986, a position he held until 1999.
Koos joined Marconi South Africa (Pty) Limited in 1999 as CEO. He left Marconi in 2001 and pursued his own private business interests until he rejoined ATC in October 2002 as managing director.
Following the merger of the ATC and Aberdare telecoms businesses in January 2007 in the new company CBI-Electric Aberdare ATC Telecom Cables (Pty) Limited, Koos was appointed managing director.

3. CGP Oliver BSc (Eng) (Elec), MBL, Certificate of Competency

Managing director: CBI-electric: low voltage
Appointed in 1998
Born 29 January 1957

Chris started his career as an engineer in training with Eskom. He joined Armscor in 1986 as programme manager. He held the positions of divisional manager and executive manager at Denel Aviation.
Chris joined CBI-electric: low voltage in 1998 as product manager and subsequently held the position of divisional manager until his appointment to the CBI board in 2005.
In 2007 he was appointed managing director of CBI-electric: low voltage.

4. DP van der Bijl MSc (Elec Eng), MSc (Aerospace)

Chief operating officer: Reutech
Appointed 17 July 2008
Born 31 March 1956

Peter started his career at Denel (Kentron) in 1979 working on the design of missiles and progressed via various management positions to spending eight years in export marketing. Between 2000 and 2005, he was marketing director for the French design company GECI , based in Paris after which he joined African Defence Systems (a Thales subsidiary in South Africa) as GM of the Land and Joint business.