Liquid has a new leader for its African cloud business

  • Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the appointment of a new CEO for its Liquid C2 arm.
  • Oswald Jumira will now head Liquid’s cloud and cybersecurity efforts across Africa.
  • Jumira is now tasked to grow Liquid C2 which is looking to build six cybersecurity fusion centres across Africa in the near future.

Aside from maintaining a vast interconnected internet network across Africa, Liquid Intelligent Technologies invests significant funds into cloud computing, launching data centres in several African nations including Zambia.

On Thurday, Liquid announced the appointment of a new leader for its cloud computing wing, Liquid C2.

The firm has appointed Oswald Jumira as CEO of the business unit, a veteran in the industry who was previously chief executive of Vaya Technologies, which, like Liquid, is part of Cassava Technologies group. Now as head of Liquid C2, Jumira’s mandate is to drive growth, innovation and strategy in the cloud and cybersecurity arm of the company.

Oswald Jumira, newly appointed CEO of Liquid C2.

“Oswald’s appointment as CEO of our Cloud and Cyber Security business was a natural choice for us. He has been a member of the senior management team for many years, including as CEO of Vaya Technologies,” commented Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Technologies.

“He has deep industry relationships, is well respected for his ability to execute business plans and is the right person to drive Liquid C2’s growth and securely enabling the digital transformation journeys of our customers,” Pemhiwa added.

According to the company, Jumira has over 15 years of experience in technology and business development heading efforts across Africa. As CEO of Vaya Technologies, Jumira led a team focusing on building and scaling commercially viable digital products in the agriculture, healthcare, logistics and education space.

Prior to this Jumira worked in the highly competitive fintech startup space in Nigeria and Kenya, two of Africa’s busiest technology hubs. Jumira also worked for the Econet Group as Executive Head of Strategy and partnerships for Cumii International and Executive Assistant to the Group CEO of Econet Services. He holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

“I am honoured to be appointed to this position and, most importantly, leading a group of dynamic professionals passionate about cloud adoption in Africa and ensuring secure digital transformation for our clients through our cyber security solutions. I intend to deepen the relationships with our local and global strategic partners and to accelerate our already stellar growth through product innovation and customer service” enthused Jumira about his appointment.

Liquid C2 has been on a drive in recent years to expand its cloud and cybersecurity offerings to other countries in Africa. It has three Cyber Security Fusion Centres located in South Africa, Kenya and Zambia.

It intends to build a total of six of these centres which allow customers to purchase customised services in cybersecurity, threat intelligence and incidence response. Egypt could be next to receive a centre from Liquid C2, as in March 2023 the company purchased Cysiv MEA and renamed it, also, to Liquid C2.

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