The recent appointment of Risna Steenkamp as the General Manager: ESM Division at Networks Unlimited Africa underscores her rise through the ranks within this hard-working IT company, which also recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Steenkamp is well-known in the industry for taking a strongly personal approach in her business dealings and always has a very focused and human-centric purpose in her engagements. She said: “I approach partners as individual entities – their livelihood is my goal. I am firmly of the opinion that, from a distribution perspective, businesses need to have a longevity. My aim is to take the journey with my partners and my customers in order to solve business-related challenges – not simply to sell products.”
Steenkamp was promoted after just six months from her position as the company’s Western Cape Regional Channel Manager, an appointment which she took up in July last year. This career move also entailed a geographical move from the Western Cape to Gauteng, to manage a team of eight people. Her employment history includes the likes of Mustek Electronics, Tarsus, Neotel and Juniper, with experience within distribution as well as in the service provider and vendor spheresClick below to share this article