Local IT industry stalwart and entrepreneur Gary Hau has joined specialist service provider RDB Consulting as Director: Strategy and Innovation.
With over two decades’ worth of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors, Hau brings with him a unique skill set that will enhance the company’s solution offering and open new avenues for RDB Consulting. In particular, his strategic expertise will enhance RDB Consulting’s capabilities, which entails driving new opportunities, among other responsibilities.
With a background in software development, specialised consulting proficiency, and expertise in start-up businesses in Africa, Hau’s diverse experience provides him with a blend of entrepreneurial and corporate expertise. He has a full 360-degree view of the IT industry, having held strategic management roles in a number of areas over the past 20 years, including General Manager of Architecture and Planning at MTN.
As Director of Strategy and Innovation at RDB Consulting, Hau will use his knowledge and experience to expand the company’s procedural and strategic approaches in order to enhance its offering. In addition, he will utilise his corporate approach to pursue opportunities that will grow the business.
“RDB Consulting has extensive capabilities in its traditional areas of expertise, particularly in the database administration space. These can be leveraged to build new opportunities, and even extend into other domains,” says Hau. “There are also prospects to expand further into Africa, as well as opportunities to broaden the company’s offering. My approach is to put a lot of effort and focus into those areas that will make RDB Consulting an even more compelling service provider to customers.”
The company, which has established itself as one of South Africa’s premium outsourcing specialists, has steadily augmented its offering over the past 20 years. Jaroslav Cerny, the company’s CEO, says Hau’s appointment to the management team is part of RDB Consulting’s long-term growth strategy.
“As someone who is well known in the market, and who has such extensive experience in the IT sector, Gary Hau is a great addition to the company. We have always focused on providing exceptional solutions and service to our customers, and I believe his skills and experience will further enhance our ability to do that. I am looking forward to growing the business with him,” says Cerny.
“With my passion for new business prospects, and my knowledge of the company, when this opportunity arose, I immediately saw the advantages to joining forces. RDB Consulting has a solid foundation of success, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to invest in a business that will continue from strength to strength.” Hau concludes.