South Africa’s leading digital systems aggregator and solutions provider, Nexio, a subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, has appointed Ed Gassner as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on an interim basis with immediate effect and until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Gassner’s appointment follows last week’s resignation announcement of Mickey Mashale, who had been at the Nexio helm since August 2020.

Gassner holds a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering degree from WITS University and has extensive executive leadership experience spanning 30 years, specialising in technology companies. His most recent permanent role was as CEO of Britehouse, a Dimension Data subsidiary that deploys enterprise business applications.

Speaking on the appointment, William Mzimba, Chairman of the Nexio Board and Chief Officer of Vodacom Business, said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Ed Gassner while the process of appointing a permanent CEO is underway.

“I look forward to his contribution in executing the Nexio Board approved strategy of diversification of products and services into scaled Cloud, Security, New IT and Digital related services. Given Ed’s vast experience and rolled-up sleeves leadership approach, I have no doubt that he will hit the ground running while at the same time ensure seamless business continuity for clients.”