Our Board of Directors

Globetom has significant Human Resource skills
in the following areas:

Software Engineering: Java, C++, .NET,PHP, Oracle / PLSQL, Object Orientation, Mission-critical, large systems development
Systems Integration: Telecommunications Network Resource Integration, Fulfilment, Assurance and Billing

Philip Stander

Group CEO

Philip Stander has been in the ICT industry since 1993 in various software design development and management roles. He has a passion for the growth of the South African ICT sector as recognised, globally competitive innovators. He lives out this passion in Globetom, a company he co-founded in 2002, aided by a talented team of highly skilled professionals.


Philip holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Pretoria which he obtained Cum Laude, as well as a Master of Arts in Leading of Innovation and Change from York St John University which he obtained in 2015.


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Marne Meades

Chief Executive – Engineering Production and Human Capital

With experience since 1998 in the ICT industry gained after completing her studies in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, Marne has a passion for software engineering production and, in particular, in the coordination and management of projects. Marne oversees the company software engineering production and also fulfils the role of Human Resources Director.


Marne was a co-founder of Globetom in 2002 and is also a major shareholder in the business. Marne holds an Honours Degree in Computer Science which she obtained from the University of Pretoria.


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Carl Thobane

Chief Executive Officer – SADC Region

Carl joined Globetom in 2004 after working at Hewlett-Packard for 5 years as an IT Consultant. He has been in the ICT industry since 1999, after completing his studies in Computer Science at the University of Johannesburg. He started his career at Globetom as a support engineer focusing on the Globetom IBF platform and its implementation. Carl went on to further become the Support Manager in 2008 and in 2012 changed roles to become a Principal Implementation Specialist, serving as technical lead on a variety of projects in addition to Client Relationship Management.


He has a great passion for troubleshooting and problem solving and also for developing new relationships with people. His role is to look after and develop key strategic Telecommunications accounts.


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Henning Viljoen

Chief Solutions Officer

Henning joined Globetom in early 2005 after returning from the UK where he worked for various ICT companies in software engineering and technical lead roles. Henning started out at Globetom as a specialist software engineer and technical lead and quickly grew into a business management role, combining his passion for business with his technical skills. His main role is to oversee the adoption and productisation of Globetom products with the business development team. He also oversees interface development projects.


Henning holds a BSc Honours in Digital Innovation which he obtained Cum Laude from the Dublin Institute of Technology.


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Jacques Karsten

Chief Information Officer

Jacques joined Globetom directly after completing his tertiary studies in Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Jacques has been involved in the creation of key Globetom product capital and has a particular passion in his role as Software Engineering Manager to ensure the adoption of service oriented architecture in Globetom.


Jacques has solid software engineering experience since 2004 and has a deep-routed passion for software engineering coupled with a unique ability to apply service oriented architecture as an engineering paradigm for the construction of unique and sustainable customer solutions.


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John Brooks

CEO: Americas

John Brooks has worked in technology across multiple industries since 1983. In his early career he produced automation for dairy agriculture; he later moved deeper in technology, producing solutions for Aerospace and Defense. In 1999 he helped launch Connexn Technologies, whose growth in telecommunications attracted acquisition in 2004 as revenues quickly approached $100M USD.


John remains passionate about fostering entrepreneurial innovation and growth. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the International Economics Institute at the University of Colorado, with extended studies in Statistics, Aerospace Engineering and International Trade, and was appointed to the Technology Board of Advisors for DeVry University.


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