Willington Ngwepe, CEO of communications regulator ICASA, has declined the opportunity of reappointment when his term end.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced on Wednesday that Ngwepe’s term as CEO will end on 15 October 2022 after joining the regulator in 2014 as chief operating officer.
Ngwepe served as chief operating officer until 2017 when he was appointed CEO and chief accounting officer.
In a statement, ICASA Council said, “Ngwepe’s tenure has spanned the period from the landmark 2014 cost-to-communicate call termination regulations up to the successful 2022 conclusion of the historic high-demand spectrum auction.”
Acting chairperson of Icasa, Dr Charley Lewis, said, “ICASA’s Council thanks Mr Ngwepe for his stewardship and leadership over the years and his support to the Council in the execution and delivery of its organisational mandate.”
“The Council thanks Mr Ngwepe for leading management’s efforts to raise and sustain Icasa’s organisational performance level to a high level of excellence over the years of his tenure,” Lewis added.
The regulator said plans to appoint a new CEO are well underway.
“The process for appointing a permanent CEO for a five-year term is well in hand. Furthermore, the Council will announce shortly the interim appointment of an acting CEO,” it said.
The Council noted Ngwepe advised he is not available for reappointment as he has decided to pursue other career opportunities.