South African appointed new group CEO of inq.

* inq. Group recently completed its acquisition of Syrex, a provider of hyper-converged Cloud technology solutions

* Adding South Africa to its footprint across the African continent

By Duncan Mlanjira

Edge and ICT solutions provider, the inq. Group — which operates in nine African markets, including Malawi and previously known as Skyband Corporation in Malawi — has appointed South African seasoned industry leader, Glad Dibetso as new group chief executive officer.


Dibetso, who succeeds Nick Reed, will become CEO Designate from July 1, 2023 working alongside Reed, who will remain on as part of the transition process — in a move which is part of the Board-approved succession plan.

A statement from the Group says inq. recently completed its acquisition of Syrex, a provider of hyper-converged Cloud technology solutions, adding South Africa to its footprint across the African continent.

Dibetso hopes to continue to bolster inq. to become a truly pan-African business, consolidating its traditional connectivity business and accelerating EdgeDock®️, inq.’s unique digital service offering.


He is quoted as saying: “I am excited to be joining inq. and leading the charge in co-creating innovative connectivity and digital solutions that are fundamental to enterprises across public and private sectors.

In welcoming Dibetso, executive chairman, Andile Ngcaba is quoted as saying the looks forward to the new group CEO galvanizing operations in East, West and Southern Africa.

“Glad will drive inq. Edge cloud strategy, Edge AI and East, West and Southern Africa submarine to Edge connectivity,” Ngcqba said. “He is an agile leader with domain knowledge and an excellent track record of success in working with hyperscalers and global OEMs in diverse African cultures and geographies.

“We look forward to his contribution in creating a leading player that services global carriers and regional,” he is quoted as saying.


inq. is a global leading-edge computing technology company founded to provide innovative, customised, and business-relevant digital services on the edge.

The company connects over 1,200 of Africa’s leading corporations in nine countries, serves clients in Europe and UAE, and also has a footprint in India.

The company is prominent for its innovative IP and business-rendering solutions and services such as Edge AI & IoT, Fabric, SDN/NFV, Edge Orchestration and Elastic Edge — and continues to invest and expand its footprint as a global leading-edge solutions provider.

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