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Lacuna Management Services

Principal: Dave Rapson



company contact details:
  Lacuna Management Services
14 Hathaway Street
Gauteng   1501
South Africa
tel: +27 11 894 1068
fax: +27 86 544 7272
mobile: +277 4122 4460
email: dave@lacuna.co.za


Key Services Offered:
Business support and development.

Core Experience of Principal:
Over 27 years experience in Telecommunications having started his career in 1982. Altech Group for 15 years focusing initially on Radio based carrier systems, progressing to the installation and commissioning of Alcatel Fixed Line Exchanges, moving onto Product Management of Alcatel PABX systems.

Started Alcatel GSM Handset Division in 1993 and as Divisional Manager Cellular responsible for all facets of the division including Marketing, Sales and Service. (MTN ­ Africa's largest Mobile Operator) Senior Manager Product Procurement: managed MTN's Consumer Product portfolio for over 10 years responsible for:
- Handset Strategy, Ranging, Promotional Planning coordination and technical approvals including peripheral devices and accessories.
- Supplier Management and liaison.
- SIM Card supply, strategies, development and implementation.
- Recharge Voucher supply, design and development.
- PIN Number management, creation and optimisation.
- Stock management and Allocation.

Product Forecasting Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Mobile South Africa responsible for : Sales and Distribution, (Including Retail Outlets) Retail Operations, Supply Chain, Customer Operations Call Centre.

Consulting to the Cellular/Mobile Communications industry on Supply Chain, Distribution and Marketing related projects and initiatives.


Accreditations and Qualifications:
City & Guilds London. Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Telecommunications last 14 tears specifically Cellular Operator.

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