Meet our team

Andre Wills

Founder and Director

André is responsible for providing dedicated support to customers.

André Wills has spent over twenty three years working in the ICT industry in various analyst and consulting roles. Over these years André has travelled and undertaken ICT projects in twenty two countries spanning Africa and the Middle East.

Over these years, André has undertaken a wide variety of projects, including supply-side and demand-side research, market analysis and modelling, benchmark studies, forecast analysis, competitor and competitive landscape analysis, strategy analysis and development, business plan development, due diligence, policy development and arbitration expert witness appearances.

Over his career, André has worked for Unilever, ATC, BMI-Technology Group and Africa Analysis. After managing Africa Analysis for twelve years, he resigned his position and returned to the role of analyst.

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8999

Mobile:                +27 (0)82 447 2278

E-mail:                  andre@africaanalysis.co.za

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Dobek Pater

Managing Director

Dobek is responsible for the overall management of the company, dividing his time between administrative and operational tasks, client management, co-formulation of strategy, business development and marketing, and work on projects.

Dobek’s career of some twenty years in the ICT sector has exposed him to a wide variety of projects, including supply-side and demand-side research, retail and wholesale market research and analysis, competitive market landscape analysis, market modelling and forecasting, strategy analysis and development, business plan development, due diligence, and arbitration expert witness appearances. He has undertaken in-country projects in over twenty countries in Africa and analysed various aspects of all African markets.

Dobek is frequently quoted in the local and international media, and appears regularly on TV and radio shows. He also chairs and presents every year at major industry conferences held in Africa.

When not talking, breathing, reading and dreaming telecoms, Dobek likes to be taken for walks by his dogs, participate in outdoor sport activities, and do community work.

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8960

Mobile:                +27 (0)83 306 2306

E-mail:                  dobek@africaanalysis.co.za

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Optix East Africa Conference 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
Keynote Address on the topic “Market Overview: Outlining the African Optical Landscape – Opportunities and Challenges”23 – 24 May 2017 (Completed)
International Telecoms Week (ITW)
Hyatt Regency & Swissôtel, Chicago, USA
Presentation and Panel Discussion Moderation on: ACHIEVING A CONNECTED CONTINENT: LEADING THE DATA EXPLOSION ACROSS AFRICA (sponsored by Main One)14 – 17 May 2017 (Completed)
Capacity Africa 2017 Conference in Kampala, UgandaModerating 2 panel discussions: 1) Embracing the Spirit of the Musketeers – The Importance of Supporting Infrastructure Sharing for Industry Growth; 2) Terrestrial vs. Submarine – Who Wins the Data Race Across the Continent?5 & 6 September 2017

Richard Hurst

Director Enterprise Research

Richard Hurst is Director Enterprise Research at Africa Analysis. Richard is responsible for the creation of the Africa Analysis Enterprise Research programme, covering range of topics from technologies, to services, and operator profiles.  An important facet of Richard’s responsibilities includes an interaction with clients to understand and guide the research agenda.

Richard has a deep understanding of the ICT markets having worked as a senior analyst at companies such as Ovum, IDC and BMI-TechKnowledge.

Richard has published various studies covering market sizing data as well as forecasts on the use of fixed-line and mobile wireless technologies. This research has also included an investigation of the regulatory environment and how current and future changes are expected to impact market developments and future growth.  In addition, Richard has led consulting projects for various financial institutions to assist in testing the validity surrounding the business cases of new network ventures.

Richard is an avid supporter of Springbok Rugby, often leading to bouts of undue stress.

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8962

Mobile:                +27 (0)83 409 2227

E-mail:                  richard@africaanalysis.co.za

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IoT/M2M Africa
NG Telecoms Summit
Radisson Blu Lusaka, Zambia
Paper: IoT/M2M Africa

Panel chair: 4G Africa Panel

26 – 28 April 2017
Securex
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa
Paper: IoT trends revolutionising organisations1 June 2017

Theo Scribante

Consultant

Theo fulfils the role of a Telecommunications Financial Analyst and a Consultant, with an electrical engineering background, at Africa Analysis. The combination of financial / business analysis and engineering skills, coupled with extensive ICT industry experience, provides Theo with the ability to critically understand the ICT environment.

Theo’s career of over 25 years in the ICT industry and the consulting environment enable Theo to work on strategic projects from a holistic perspective. Theo is mainly involved in projects with a financial analysis or costing angle to them, due diligence projects, and business analysis projects with technical characteristics. Over the past dozen years or so Theo’s focus has been on regulatory costing, activity based costing and LRIC modelling, working mostly on the wholesale aspect of costing. The range of engagements has seen Theo work for some of the largest telecommunications operators in Africa, as well as for national regulatory authorities.

In his time away from ICT analysis and cost modelling, Theo potters around with technology and gadgets and reads (anything from non-fiction to science fiction).

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8999

Mobile:                +27 (0)83 327 6600

E-mail:                 theo@africaanalysis.co.za

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Ofentse Mopedi

Senior Analyst

As a Senior Analyst, Ofentse actively tracks the consumer retail, business and regulatory developments in the South African telecommunications market, and compiles competitive market analysis reports for clients. He is also responsible for managing the mobile and fixed broadband pricing databases, established by Africa Analysis to provide comparative insights into broadband price movements in market.

Ofentse’s specific area of focus is on the FTTx market, assessing various technologies adopted by the market players, active infrastructure deployment areas in South Africa, and tracking the evolving fibre-based offerings (including value-added services).

Ofentse has worked in the telecoms sector for close to ten years, participating in various ad-hoc projects, conducting extensive research, as well as engaging with regulatory bodies, government departments and telecoms operators.

Ofentse’s knowledge of the telecoms market is highly valued in the industry, and he is periodically quoted in the press.

In his spare time, Ofentse likes to take fancy cars for a ride, when not spending time with his family.

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8996

Mobile:                +27 (0)76 193 6691

E-mail:                  ofentse@africaanalysis.co.za

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Hennie Mentz

Senior Analyst

Hennie works at Africa Analysis in the capacity of Senior Telecommunications Analyst. He has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. As an analyst, he has worked on numerous telecommunications projects covering both the business and consumer markets, providing strategic marketing information for business decision-making to leading companies in the sector. The projects he has worked on include primary and secondary research. Hennie has experience in the application of both qualitative and quantitative marketing research techniques, having worked on both the research user and the research supplier side.

Hennie holds a D Com degree in Business Management, a Masters’ degree in Business Leadership, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and a Masters’ degree in Psychology (Cum Laude). Hennie has been published in the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences.

Hennie has a keen interest in rugby and tennis, and is a big Novak Djokovic supporter.

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Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8989

Mobile:                +27 (0)84 354 0650

E-mail:                  hennie@africaanalysis.co.za

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Lynne Larsen

Content Manager

Lynne is responsible for managing the content on the online portals and that of the reports produced for clients by Africa Analysis. She is also involved in undertaking research on projects done by Africa Analysis.

Lynne has spent most of her professional life working in the publishing industry as an editor for various publications, mainly in the IT field.

Other than her love for the English language and IT, Lynne is a UCI-qualified cycling commissaire and spends most of her free time involved in the sport or doing community work.

Office tel:            +27 (0)12 686 8960

Mobile:                +27 (0)83 306 2306

E-mail:                  lynne@africaanalysis.co.za

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