inq. Announces new Group CEO - Dr Christian Wirtz
inq., the pan-African multi-cloud digital service provider, has appointed Dr. Christian Wirtz as its new Group CEO from 1 April 2021. Dr Wirtz, currently an Executive in Group Enterprise at MTN, will be taking over from founding Group CEO Geoff Hardwick who has stepped down from the role. Dr Wirtz is an industry veteran with a wealth of telco and enterprise business experience having worked for more than two decades in the ICT sector across Africa and Europe.
inq.’s Chairperson Andile Ngcaba said “we are excited to have Christian joining us. He has traversed industry-leading organisations such as McKinsey, Vodafone, Vodacom and most recently MTN. His experience will be invaluable in taking inq. to the next level.”
Founded in 2013, inq. is a leading enterprise solutions provider in 7 countries across Africa. It has the vision to change the way Africa does digital services bringing to a market a very relevant suite of next-generation technology solutions in the fields of Edge, AI, SDN/NFV, Cloud and Security.
Dr Wirtz will accelerate the digital transformation of the business. “At inq. we are driven by the immense benefits that digital services can bring to Africa and to the companies and communities in the countries we operate in.
We believe that our “cloud-first” approach and our “AI-driven” product developments will ensure accelerated growth and will position us well for partnerships with other players in this field. Therefore, I am thrilled by the huge potential of inq. and I am convinced of its success across the continent”, said Wirtz.