WASPA Welcomes Dhavelin Chetty to Board

Published on: 13th July 2020

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) welcomes Dhavelin Chetty to its Board following the recent resignation of Doris Mogotsi due to business commitments.

SA’s non-profit mobile content and applications industry representative body says Mr Chetty joins WASPA to head up its Membership Portfolio at a critical junction.

According to WASPA General Manager Ilonka Badenhorst: “Mobile content and applications truly demonstrated their value as South Africa sought ways to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Mobile has enabled millions to stay at home while using the apps developed by WASPs and others to continue working, studying and more.

“Attracting new high-level talent like Dhavelin will help WASPA continue to evangelise the mobile medium as key to safeguarding South Africa’s future, while also growing WASPA’s member base,” Ms Badenhorst said.

Mr Chetty is currently responsible for the operations function at a global mobile aggregation business. His mobile industry journey began in 2004 with eXactmobile and Nokia and he is now fully-versed in all aspects of the WASP sector, from billing to CRM and every operational and technical function in between.

Current WASPA chair Greg Brophy, who is serving the second year of his two-year term, congratulated WASPA’s new Board member who will serve during 2020/2021.

Other WASPA portfolio members are: James McNab (Telco Affairs Portfolio), Conrad Geldenhuys (Communications Portfolio), Michiel Huisamen (Vice-Chair and Wholesale Portfolio), Anthony Ekerold (Code of Conduct Portfolio) and Lianda Holleman (Treasurer and Finance Portfolio).

Information on the structure of the WASPA Board is outlined in Section 6 of the WASPA Constitution and this is followed by information outlining the duties of Board members.

WASPA was founded on 26 August 2004 with the full support of the three SA mobile network operators (MNOs): Cell C, MTN and Vodacom. WASPA has a detailed Code of Conduct which all members must adhere to and a well-established formal complaints process that is central to responsible self-regulation. See www.waspa.org.za.