Our Team

Meet the People Behind AoteA

Violeth Edmund Mahugi – Chairman Aotea Tanzania

Ms. Violeth is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and subordinate courts thereto save for Primary Courts. Ms. Violeth Holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the St. Augustine University of Tanzania and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law School of Tanzania. Ms. Violeth has worked in both […]

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Richard Burke – Group CEO

Richard started as an 80s 8bit geek with a ZX81 and Atari 800xl, moved into PCs and Novell networking in the early 90s, then into x.500, Identity Management and Security late 90s through 2000s and Business Consultancy and General management from thereon.  He has worked in almost every role in IT from making cardboard boxes […]

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Jon Rance – Group CTO

Jon has been planning and running world class outsourced services and development for over 20 years He began his career at Logica where he excelled in a Support and Service Management & Design capacity before quickly moving on to an Infrastructure Architect position and then finally heading up the Enterprise Services for the Global Outsourcing […]

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Neil Duffield – Group CIO

Neil has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of mobile, fixed, data and voice communications. His ICT background began in Banking, working with a major UK retail bank and progressed to leading operations, support and VAS design for Orange group in four countries. In the last few years he has worked worldwide delivering […]

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James Otaru – Operations Manager – Africa

James is a young, enthusiastic Tanzanian, with an intensive 9 years experience in Leadership, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation , Knowledge Management and Programming. . He has worked with various profit and non–profit organizations from Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, AIDS – Relief, to working with various clients at different capacities. James has developed systems and […]

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Keith Crispin – Sales Director UK and Europe

Keith’s chosen career was always selling.  His early grounding was in FMCG with The Nestle Company, through Ciba-Geigy Consumer Products to Revlon.  However, technology and big-ticket value beckoned and he moved across into the then cutting-edge transponder technology and onto computing. In 2000 he began to specialise in high value software sales and services on […]

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Frank Howard – Partner and Sales VP US

Frank brings 30 years of business acumen and solution-building expertise to AGS clients in the U.S. He listens to his clients, determining needs and collaborating to craft solutions that get results. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Frank graduated from Old Dominion University with a BSEE degree and joined IBM where he graduated as […]

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