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Bennie Langenhoven

Managing Executive | General Manager | Telecommunications | ICT | Business Strategy | Hosted Solutions

Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Managing Executive - Communication Solutions

Tellumat
Restructured Tellumat’s two commercial communication Business units (Telecoms and Wireless Solutions) into a single entity named Tellumat Communication Solutions. This new entity focuses on professional services, unified communications and product distribution and supply to Telco’s and service providers. Main responsibility was to design and execute a turn around strategy specifically of the wireless component of the new combined business unit, to increase focus in respective market areas, achieving economies of scale and make the combined business a profitable entity within Tellumat. Main challenge was the change management integrating the senior management of the two separate business units into one. This new business unit is now profitable and aggressive growth plans are being put into place. About Tellumat Communication Solutions Tellumat offers intelligent communication solutions for telecommunications operators, service providers, enterprise customers and resellers. These include: • A high-tech wireless network design capability • Best of breed enterprise voice communication solutions • Integrated professional services with full turnkey implementation and managed services (network design, rollout, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, support and managed operations services) Based in Cape Town and Pretoria we focus on two main business areas namely, professional services and enterprise solutions.
Feb 2005Sep 2010

Managing Executive

Tellumat
Managing the Telecoms business unit in Tellumat and report directly into the CEO. Main responsibility was to change the business unit from manufacturing and supplying product to one major channel into supplying business solutions and Customer Premises Equipment to key customers in the telecommunications domain. Ongoing focus includes the liaison and negotiation with various overseas suppliers and high-level negotiation with local operators, service providers and sub-distributors. A number of prominent operators were signed up with multi million Rand supply contracts secured.
Feb 2004Feb 2005

Manager of Managed Services

Tellumat
Managed two Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) with one of Tellumat’s major clients, which included support, software development and maintenance on the core product and Value added products.
Feb 2003Feb 2004

Technical Manager

Tellumat
Managed all technical development and support activities of the Tellumat Telecoms department. This included hardware development, embedded software and application software on Tellumat’s PBX and Value added products.

Education

19891990

M.Eng

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch
19851988

B.Eng

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

Skills

Solution Architecture
Networking
IP
Solution Selling
Pre-sales
GSM
Mobile Technology
Software Development
Strategic Planning
Project Management
Business Intelligence
Change Management
Leadership
Professional Services
Managed Services
Customer Service
Mobile Devices
Integration
New Business Development
Management
Project Planning
Business Strategy
Online Marketing
Telephony
Telephony Systems
Telephone Systems
Telecommunications Executive
Telecommunications Management
Senior Executives
Business Voice Systems
Strategic Management
Wireless
Voice
ShoreTel
PBX
Unified Communications
Mobile
Planning
Customer Relations
Contract Negotiation
Strategic Business
VoIP
Risk Management
ICT Executive
Strategic Thinking
Negotiation
Business Management
Executive Management
General Management
Telecommunications