Andrew Edmondson: Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is the founder and Group CEO of Quality Transmission Equipment (QTE) LTD. Having obtained his National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (N6), Andrew joined MTN in 1994 as a Radio Engineer and went on to become a Business Development Manager, a position he excelled in for 2 years before leaving South Africa to further his career on the African Continent. Andrew then joined Celtel where he grew into a Directors role with the operations in Uganda and Tanzania he served as Operations Director and then as CTO. Andrew has many goals as CEO including, providing great service to QTE' customer base, delivering quality products and services, promoting a positive work environment that employees can be proud of, and giving shareholders a good return on their investment.
Tim Furness: Chief Commercial Officer
Tim has 9 years’ experience in the Mechanical and Electrical field in the FMCG industry, and 9 years’ experience in the Telecom Industry across East and West Africa as well as the Middle East. Tim has worked at an Operational and Group level for Celtel and Zain. Tim’s main passion is to develop new operations into successful mature Networks that have a solid technical and commercial foundation. He has also worked on operational cost reduction initiatives through the implementation of various power related projects, and synergies within the operations. Tim is a goal driven person, who takes pride in delivering a quality and timely project and/or solution. These attributes have steered him into a commercial role where he revels in finding cost effective and innovative solutions for our customers.
Yusuf Paruk: Chief Financial Officer
Yusuf is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a keen focus on linking finance and operations. He has extensive experience with multinational companies and has successfully worked on items varying from business restructures to start up entities, linking operations and finance and streamlining business process. He understands the challenges of running projects in Africa and prides himself on having the ability to adapt to any circumstance. He has also been instrumental in the growth of the QTE Group by bringing structure and knowledge sharing into all the operations.
Jan Bronkhorst: Chief Operations Officer
Jan has been working in the telecommunication industry for 26 years and initially specialised in Project Management. He has proven himself to be a leader and his core strength is in his ability to offer a solid foundation from which to grow an organisation. He has successfully completed Turnkey projects for QTE customers on time and within budget. He is focused on ensuring that QTE implements Health and Safety policies and is responsible for delivering quality on all projects as well as for developing a strong management team in each operation. Jan is the main force in proving a well organised and highly disciplined back office so that the group can continue to grow and our customers are happy to recommend our services.
Johan van Droogenbroeck: Managing Director - DRC
Johan graduated from the University of Lausanne Switzerland with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Business Management. Johan went on to enjoy a long tenure with DHL International where he successfully held the position of Country Manager in various countries for over 20 years. During this time Johan gained valuable knowledge and understanding of running operations in Africa where he has experience in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Congo Brazzaville and the DRC. Johan then joined QTE in 2013 where he now enjoys the position of Managing Director for the company’s DRC operation. His passion and experience in logistics has been put to good use in The DRC as we have demonstrated our ability to work in the harshest environments and still deliver a quality service on time and within budget.
Robert Mosha: Managing Director – Tanzania
Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Structural Engineering, having graduated in 2007 from the University of Dar es Salaam, College of Engineering and Technology; he went straight into the Telecommunication industry where he later joined QTE Uganda in 2009. Robert began his career with QTE as a Site Supervisor where he excelled and demonstrated his natural leadership ability; he was quickly promoted to Project Manager. Robert mainly specialized in Site Build Rollout before moving to Tanzania in 2011. Robert worked as a Project Manager in the Company’s Tanzania operation, during which time he oversaw numerous and varied projects from Site Builds to Colocation, Site Audits and Site Structural Audits. Having acquired experience in the Tanzania Telecoms market Robert was then appointed to oversee the Amanzi Tanzania operation from 2013.