Abdul Baba is a highly recognised and qualified information technology (IT) practitioner and trusted advisor. He is currently the Chief Technology and Information Officer for Infrastructure South Africa within the Presidency, as well as a non-executive director for Computer Aid International South Africa. Baba was recently selected as one of the Global 100 leaders by a United Kingdom publication.
He is currently a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa, Institute of Chartered IT Professionals Leadership council, as well as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council of South Africa. His strength lies in setting business and IT strategies, developing large solutions architectures, managing system development and leading cohesive teams for implementation. Abdul chairs and presents at many business IT leadership conferences and is passionate about how technology will transform and enable business value. He is a cybersecurity, governance, and Data Transformation evangelist, who serves on various boards and IT advisory bodies as part of his contribution to influencing South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution goals and aspirations
Baba started his career in the banking industry and worked extensively within systems, application and products business consulting; insurance; logistics transportation; and media and advertising industries, respectively. He also has extensive experience in enterprise IT architecture and has held various technical technology roles in one of the largest banks in Africa. Prior to his current role, Abdul served as the CIO of Skynet, Group IT Director of the TBWA Media group, as well Head of IT within the Econet group of companies. Baba holds a BCom Hons (Informatics), as well as a Master of business leadership and has recently commenced his doctorate studies.