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Date of birth: 
21 December 1964

BSc Mechanical Engineering (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal).



  • Chief Executive of Altron
  • Chairman of the Altron executive committee
  • Member of the Altron risk management committee
  • Member of the Altron investment committee
  • Member of the Altron social and ethics committee


Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive of Altron, Mr Nyati was the Chief Executive Officer at MTN SA from July 2015 until March 2017. In this role, Mr. Nyati was responsible for leveraging the Group's integrated ICT offerings and leading the group-wide enterprise and ICT strategy to enhance MTN's position in the enterprise segment.

Mr. Nyati served as Group Chief Enterprise Officer of MTN Group Limited from October 1, 2014. He joined MTN from Microsoft, where he served as General Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) Emerging Regions. He served as Head/Managing Director of Microsoft South Africa for Microsoft Corporation since 2008. 

Mr. Nyati had a 12-year career at IBM, where he served as a Director of Global Technology Services for South and Central Africa since June 2005. At IBM, he also served in a number of senior executive roles. He led three large business units at IBM- telecommunications, small and medium business. 

He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at ADvTECH Ltd. from January 8, 2014 to August 3, 2015. 

Joined the Altron board on 1 April 2017.