Rorotika Team

The Rorotika management team includes the following key figures:

Tinus Neethling CEO

Tinus Neethling – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Co-founder of Rorotika Technologies and a director since the company was founded in 2006, Tinus Neethling was appointed CEO in August 2012. Before taking on the CEO’s mantle, Tinus served as Strategic Solutions Director for Digitata Ltd. Prior to this, he was on secondment in Sweden (contracted to Digitata partner, Ericsson AB), where he assumed accountability for pre-sales activities on Ericsson’s Dynamic Discount Solution globally.Before this, Tinus served as CIO at Rorotika for 4 years. He also previously worked for MTN SA as a software consultant for some 6 years and contracted with Vodacom SA. Tinus has fulfilled leading roles in determining product strategy and positioning, software architecture, technologies and design principles as well as application design. Tinus has developed an in-depth knowledge of, and gained exceptional experience in the telecommunications industry. He holds a B.Sc Information Technology (Computer Science) degree from the University of Pretoria.

Willie Bonnema CIO

Willie Bonnema – Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Willie is a co-founder of Rorotika Technologies Ltd. He took up the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2011. Prior to that he served as Chief Architect since 2007. Before joining Rorotika, Willie worked for 9 years with MTN South Africa as a Systems Engineer and Software Developer, and before that with ATIO and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

He has played leading roles in data warehousing projects including PM, CM and CDR data for both 2G and 3G systems. Willie has developed in-depth knowledge and experience in the telecoms arena.

Hugo Mokken CTO
Hugo Mokken – Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Hugo was appointed CTO of Rorotika in 2012 after having served as the head of Support, Integration and Business Consulting since joining Rorotika Technologies in 2009. Prior to Rorotika, Hugo worked for 6 years as a Senior Support and Systems Integration Engineer with Movius and with Atos, and before that spent 8 years with MTN. He is skilled in the management of installation, integration and support of VAS (Value Added Services) related applications.

Hugo has some 15 years experience in the telecoms industry. Hugo holds a Diploma in Datametrics from the University of South Africa, and a National N6 in Electronic Engineering from Roodepoort College.

Gareth Haden CFO Gareth Haden – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gareth was appointed CFO of Rorotika in 2010. He has previously held numerous senior financial positions, including Financial Director of Criterion Equipment (Pty) Ltd, Divisional Finance Manager of Transtel, Group Finance Director of Datanet Infrastructure Group, Financial Director of Meissner Power Systems – NEI Africa Ltd, Finance and Logistics Director of Johnson Tiles (Pty) Ltd – Norcros plc (UK) and European Group Accountant of Albright & Wilson Ltd. Gareth has over 30 years of proven experience in the finance and accounting fields, both in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

Gareth’s qualifications include FCMA (Fellow) with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CGMA, and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Philip Korf CEO, Rorotika Networks Philip Korf – CEO: Rorotika Networks

Philip joined Rorotika in January 2015. He brings with him some 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked for multiple operators and vendors, and obtained in-depth knowledge of Mobile operations and OEM Vendor interactions. He has extensive knowledge of the Sub-Saharan telecommunications market and it’s major players and decision makers. Prior to joining Rorotika, Philip worked for Concurrent Systems as independent telecoms consultant. Before that he spent 4 years with Aircom International (Africa) as VP Sales for Africa, and then as Managing Director. He has also held positions at Astellia, mCel Mozambique, Lucent, Motorola and Siemens.

Philip holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (High Frequency) from the Technical University Pretoria as well as a Bachelor of Science Technology Management from Hanze Hogeschool Van Gronigen.

Thabo Jautse Sales Director
Thabo Jautse – Sales Director

Thabo joined Rorotika Technologies in January 2012 as Sales Director. He is responsible for the planning and execution of the company sales strategy (including business development, setting and achieving of targets, account planning, client relationship management and closing of business). Prior to Rorotika, Thabo worked for Aircom International (SA) for some 7 years as Regional Key Account Manager, and before that as Project Manager/Pre Sales Manager, and OSS Support and Deployment Engineer. He also previously held technical positions in FNB Trust Services and IFS South Africa.

Thabo holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computing and Information Systems from the London Metropolitan University. Thereafter, he completed the Wits Business School Management Advancement Programme, and is also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.


Neil Masters Business Development Director Europe
Neil Masters – Business Development Director (Europe)

Neil Masters joined Rorotika in 2012 as Business Development Director (Europe) for our Configuration Management and SON products. Based in the UK, Neil is responsible for positioning the NetCM and NetSON products for deployment across Europe.

Neil has over 25 years of sales experience within the IT and Telecommunications industry. Previously he was vice-president and general manager for Ameritec Corporation, a US Telecommunications Company. He has also held various sales management roles at Honeywell Inc., Optical Data Systems , Aircom International, and most recently with Israeli start-up, Intucell Systems.


Rosanne Weiss Marcom Manager

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Rosanne Weiss
– Marketing and Communications Manager

Rosanne was appointed as Marketing and Communications Manager in 2012, having served as training and documentation manager since 2009. Rosanne manages the technical documentation and training functions, company branding and positioning, design and production of marcom materials, and events and social media. Prior to Rorotika, Rosanne worked in project management at ESL (Amdocs SA) for 5 years, as a technical communications manager in Amdocs Israel for 5 years, and as Technical and Marketing Communicator for Security-7. She previously worked as business systems trainer at Corobrik, Durban, lectured at the Mangosuthu Technikon, and was a programmer-analyst at Unilever SA.

Rosanne holds a B.Sc (Computer Science and Statistics) degree from University of Natal(PMB) and a post-grad diploma in Tertiary Education from UNISA.


Hasan Chaudhry NetCM Product Manager
Hasan Chaudhry – NetCM Product Manager

Hasan joined Rorotika Technologies in May 2014. He guides the NetCM product strategy and roadmap, and heads up the NetCM development team. Between 2006 and 2014, prior to joining Rorotika, Hasan held positions in AIRCOM International as Technical Manager, Radio Configuration Management, and before that as OSS Solutions and Deployment Architect. Before that Hasan worked as Professional Services and Product Support analyst at Elixir Technologies.

Hasan has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the Bahria University in Islamabad, Pakistan.