Sonal is an MBA graduate from the University of Westminster (UK) with an international career spanning England, South Africa, Cameroon and Kenya. She has over 10 years IT experience in the Telecommunications and Media industry with proven leadership, communication and organizational skills. Her leadership roles at roles on projects for MultiChoice Africa, Atos Origin, Vodafone UK and Fiat Automotive has seen her excel in in Business management and consulting, Stakeholder engagement and Business Process re-engineering. Sonal brings a wide range of Media and Telecom industry competencies which are not only tangible and pertinent, but highly sought after in a wide range of industries.
I started my career as programmer in the nineties at the beginning of the web era. CGI and HTML were the buzzwords at that time, while EJBs were the most complicated thing you could think about. For the first few years I worked in telecoms mostly in Italy, as analyst and then became the youngest project manager appointed in my company, an OSS/BSS solutions provider in the Telecom Italia group. I decided then to start my international career, with experiences in Spain, Austria and Lucent Technologies on an exciting mobile startup project with an very diverse team. After moving to SA as CRM consultant, I co-founded Soulstice with Mustapha in 2007, looking after almost everything as it has to be for a startup. I got my Masters in Finance at UCT in 2014. Besides Finance I am involved in HR, Governance, International Relations and Account Management.
Azwifarwi has 13 years experience in the telecoms sector. She has worked on varied projects for JSE listed companies such as such as Telkom and Cell C. A highly motivated and meticulous professional, she holds aMTech Business Information Systems, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and BTech Computer System Engineering Institution, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She brings strong Project Management skills to the Soulstice team.