CEO and Executive Director
Msc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) P Dip Project Management
Mr Booi was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SENTECH on 15 October 2015. He is the Chairperson of EXCO and attends all meetings of Board Committees and the Board. Prior to that, he was CEO of Z-COMMS. He also worked as a Transmission Engineer for TELKOM and M-Net Limited and later joined Orbicom (Pty) Ltd as a Technology Manager. He subsequently worked as a Councillor for the Regulation of Broadcasting Industry in South Africa after being appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the Council of the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Ms Komathie Govender was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in April 2021. She is a Chartered Accountant and her professional experience ranges from General Management; Finance; Strategy (development and execution); Strategic Business planning, Policy Formulation and strategies, Performance and Change management and Fund Raising.
Komathie previously served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) over a 13-year period at the Gauteng Partnership Fund and has served on the IRBA Investigating Committee.
Prior to that she worked as a Senior Audit Manager at the Auditor General of South Africa where she interacted with the Portfolio Committee, the Minister, Director-General, Audit Committees, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and other management on matters that related to Financial Management and advising accordingly in terms of complying with applicable legislations.
Komathie is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and IRBA.
COO and Executive Director
BTech (Electrical Engineering), N Dip (Electrical Engineering
Mr Leshope was appointed Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director on 1 March 2018. He is member of EXCO and attends all meetings of Committees of the Board and the Board. He joined Sentech in 1998 as a Network Operations and Maintenance Technician being responsible for operating and maintaining radio and television broadcast platforms. He was then appointed by Sentech as a Broadcast System Implementation Specialist being responsible for network solution design. In 2015 he held the position of Project Manager at Sentech being responsible for managing the Broadcast Network deployment projects which included the deployment of the 60% DVB-T2 DTT network coverage in South Africa. In 2011 he held the position of Head: Network Engineering being accountable for Broadcast and Broadband Transmission solutions engineering. His leadership and contribution in Sentech led to him being appointed Executive Operations in 2017 and later the Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director of the Sentech.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
MBA, B. Admin (Hons), Ind. Relations, BA (Psychology, Political Science & English)
Mr Segaloe was appointed Chief Strategy Officer 1st May 2016. He is responsible for Corporate Strategy; Mergers & Acquisitions; Brand & Communication; Socio-Economic Transformation; Stakeholder Relations and Sustainability. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at Onward Consulting Group, over a 13-year period. He was also Head: Economic Policy Projects at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Senior Business Development Officer and thereafter HR Manager for microenterprise finance organisation.
He was Director of various companies in the media and entertainment industry. Itumeleng is a strategic leader passionate about knowledge, transformation, entrepreneurship and innovation. He published two poetry books and had a stint as Psychology and English Tutor.
BCom (Economics), MBL
Ms Kgari has more than 20 years public sector experience in commercial executive positions in organisations such as SA Post Office (Regional Sales manager, Acting Group Executive retail outlets) and South Africa Weather Service (Acting CEO and General Manager Commercial). She joined SENTECH in June 2017 as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer responsible for leading the commercial aspects of the entire business, which was mainly Content and Multimedia focusing on business development, product management, marketing and customer service. She has recently been assigned the role of an Executive Broadband to lead and oversee the expansion and transition of the business into the Wireless Broadband market. Ms Kgari has a track record in the development of long-term customer partnerships and leading B2B strategic commercial transactions.
Marlon T. Finnis
MBL, B-Tech Electrical Engineering (Light Current)
In June 2018, Marlon T. Finnis was appointed Executive Operations and has been in the employ of SENTECH since March 1996. During his 20-year tenure, he has grown both personally and professionally, starting as a Technician and moving up the ranks to becoming the Operations Centre (CO) Manager in East London. His most recent accomplishment was Head of the Western Region. He is also an Engineer and is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is also a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA).
Marlon leads the Operations Division responsible for delivering on SENTECH’s signal distribution mandate. This includes the operation and maintenance of all commercial platforms i.e. TV (ATV and DTT), FM, MW, Connectivity, Satellite Services and overall facilities management. This also includes the performance monitoring and reporting of the network. He is also responsible for the overall human and asset security of the organisation.
Executive Legal and Regulatory Services
BA, B Proc, Advance Dip in Labour Relations and Personnel Management.
Mr Adams is currently 24 years with SENTECH. He is a qualified Attorney, admitted to the High Court of South Africa. Prior to joining SENTECH, he was in private legal practice as well as in the corporate sector. He started the legal division at SENTECH when there was a separation from the SABC.
Over the years he has held various senior managerial positions in different portfolios and has vast experience and expertise in the Broadcasting and Telecommunication sector. He currently oversees the Legal and Regulatory division in the Company. He also manages the Property and Insurance portfolio of the Company. He lectures part-time on various legal aspects relating to working in the public sector.
Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
BSc Computer Science, MBA
Mr. Kopano Thage is currently acting in the position of Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for SENTECH SOC LTD. He has over 18 years of experience in ICT covering both Telecommunication and Media & Entertainment sectors. His previous role includes stimulating the growth of Data Technologies at Vodacom, ensuring the launch of Virgin Mobile South Africa as the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) by leading the Network technologies for successful service. Prior to joining SENTECH he was managing growth markets for Nokia responsible for business development in the Sub-Saharan region. Kopano’s current focus is in Content & Multimedia and Managed infrastructure services portfolio, ensuring SENTECH customers can reach their audience effectively.