24 CEO MONTHLY / 2021 CEO OF THE YEAR 16 ISSUE 12 2021 , Oct21829 Fostering Innovation Established in December 2020, ZoomFibre’s mission is to build a connected Africa, meaning an all-inclusive environment with highspeed internet access to all. In light of company CEO, Mohammed Manjra’s CEO of the Year 2021 awards success, we profile his career and the company to learnmore about what is on offer for clients. Zoom Fibre is a fibre network operator, born out of the pandemic as the need for fibre and employees being equipped to work from home arose. This therefore put the company’s product in high demand. In selected suburbs where the demand is, Zoom Fibre rolls out a Fibre-to-the-Home network, a dedicated fibre optic network which is installed into the ground, or via overhead cables. Fibre optics are made from glass which allows data to travel at the speed of light. Zoom Fibre looks after the physical fibre optic network installed in each area, while the network is Open Access and customers can select their choice of service provider. Fibre is highly considered to be the most effective and reliable medium of delivering internet to anyone. A fibre network has the capacity to handle extremely large quantities of data, meaning customers get a reliable, stable internet connection that won’t let them down when they need it most. Zoom Fibre also designs its network to makes sure each customer gets the speed they pay for. With core values of ‘We act, We help, We care, We show grit, We have guts, We remain humble, We do the right thing, We have each other’s backs’, Zoom Fibre’s dedication is shown as it fosters and enables growth across multiple sectors while being led towards the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). It has a positive company culture that encourages staff to put customers first, work hard, and have fun at the company, while it has zero tolerance for apathy and believes that corporate culture is the enemy. It encourages free expression and diversity, employing individuals of all ages, races and creeds and cultures. Overall, it has a very young dynamic which keeps the company relevant and trendy. CEO, Mohammed Manjra is also very enthusiastic about incentives, with all departments within the business qualifying for varying incentives to keep everyone motivated. Mohammed is a firm believer in his philosophy of developing the leaders of tomorrow and he lives by the culture of ‘People, Products, Profits’, in that order. He has a firm belief that the environment should foster innovation and that having fun along the way adds to the nature of building up team confidence and motivation. A graduate of the University of Johannesburg, Mohammed has a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is skilled in business development, cross-functional team leadership, strategy, change management, and product management, and is a strong operations professional with a meticulous eye for detail. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, Australia, and Far and Middle East countries. Ultimately, Mohammed is ambitious and proud of what Zoom Fibre has come to achieve so far. The company’s product has played a significant role in keeping companies moving remotely during what has been a very difficult time. With an outstanding reputation for its product and service, it is surely inevitable that the company has a bright future ahead of it, and that it will achieve its goal of becoming a household name. Company: Zoom Fibre Pty Ltd Contact: Mohammed Manjra Email: [email protected] Website: www.zoomfibre.co.za Fibre is highly considered to be the most effective and reliable medium of delivering internet to anyone. A fibre network has the capacity to handle extremely large quantities of data, meaning customers get a reliable, stable internet connection that won’t let them down when they need it most.