Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane is one of South Africa's most brilliant business people. The former CEO of Business Connexion (BCX) and Telkom's reconstituted enterprise unit managed and ushered BCX to unexplored elevations after his brother/cofounder's sudden death in 2014. Read on for more about him.
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Mophatlane's mantra "continuous learning and self-improvement" pushes him to strive for more success. The business magnate is married to a famous South African actress. However, the public assumed she married him for money, unaware that they had nothing to their names when they fell in love.
Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's profile summary
- Full name: Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane
- Birthdate: 12th May 1973
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Age: 48 years (as of 2021)
- Gender: Male
- Education: University of Pretoria
- Profession: IT specialist and business person
- Nationality: South African
- Sexual orientation: Straight
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Mpumi Mophatlane
- Children: 3
- Twin brother: Leetile Benjamin Mophatlane
- Linked In: Isaac Mophatlane
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Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's biography
Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's age is 48 years as of 2021. He was born on 12th May 1973 in South Africa. The IT mogul graduated from the University of Pretoria. He lost his twin brother, Benjamin Mophatlane, in 2014. Details about Lenamile's childhood, parents, and the course he did are currently off the record.
Who is Isaac Mophatlane married to?
Mzansi knows Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's wife as the classy and sassy Mrs Mops. Mpumi Mophatlane is part of the Real Housewives of Johannesburg reality show on 1 Magic. She first appeared on RHOJ season 2 in 2017.
The reality star hails from Tsakane, East of Johannesburg, and will be 35 years old when this year closes. Additionally, her family owns lots of taxis in Mzansi. Their romance goes back to their first year on campus.
After Mpumi and Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's wedding, the man took his wife on a grand tour to Italy. So, who are Isaac Mophatlane's children? Their firstborn, Khumo, was born in 2009, followed by Marang in 2014. The third child was born in 2018.
Isaac Mophatlane's twin brother did his chartered accountancy articles at KPMG in 1996. The twins co-established Business Connection six months later, and it has grown into one of South Africa's biggest ICT companies.
Benjamin dropped the CEO position to become a Managing Director when BC merged with Seattle Solutions in 2001 because of financial difficulties. He served in the office of the Managing Director till 2004, when the company joined Comparex Africa and was renamed Business Connexion (BCX).
BCX was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in the same year. Benjamin was a deputy CEO for three years before returning to Business Connexion's CEO post in 2007.
Lenamile took up the company's CEO position after his brother's death. In addition, the businessman was announced CEO of Telkom's reconstituted enterprise unit to oversee Telkom Business' integration with Business Connexion.
Benjamin passed away on 11th June 2014. He complained of chest pains (cardiac arrest) while meeting Telkom in Rosebank in Johannesburg to discuss a $253 million takeover. Lenamile filled the leadership vacuum his brother left and watched over BCX's acquisition by Telkom in 2015.
When Lenamile left the company in May 2017, BBC's statement implied he was forced out of BCX. Additionally, Sello Rasethaba (the then-BBC Chairman) alleged that Mophatlane's departure attacked black excellence.
However, the IT mogul dismissed their concerns by stating that what happened had nothing to do with his race and BCX neither attacked individuals nor black excellence. Lenamile also claimed to have left as a friend and was always welcome to work at Telkom.
Jonas Bogoshi took over BCX's CEO office in June 2018 while Ian Russell (the then-Chief Administration Officer) replaced Lenamile's position at Telkom. BCX is the leading provider of ICT solutions (information and communications technology services) in South Africa.
Meanwhile, Isaac is also the founder of Randvest Capital and also sits on the following companies/organizations' boards of directors:
- Exxaro Resources Ltd
- Bothomed LLC
- Catholic Education Investment Co.
- Crossfin Technology Holdings Ltd.
- Electronic Industries Federation of South Africa
- Black Information Technology Forum
- Black Management Forum
Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane's net worth
According to online sources' estimates, Mophatlane's worth is $50 million. He received a total remuneration of R11.7 million when leaving Telkom in 2017. Isaac Mophatlane's salary was R5.8 million. He also received an R5.3 million incentive bonus and R520,000 in fringe and other benefits.
It is unclear whether Lenamile Isaac Mophatlane received any long-term incentives like telco shares when he left the company. Nonetheless, BCX still acknowledges him and his late brother's contributions towards its success story.
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Source: Briefly News