Aletha Ling joined Fundamo as Chief Operating Officer in 2005 to pursue the phenomenal opportunity in the mobile financial services market. Aletha has been instrumental in establishing Fundamo as one of the largest specialist mobile financial services company in the world.
Aletha has more than thirty years of experience in the IT industry and a wealth of expertise in technology, sales, marketing and management. During her career Aletha has been an entrepreneur, a successful executive in one of the largest companies in the world, and safely navigated a listed company through its most turbulent years.
Prior to joining Fundamo, Aletha built a successful career at IBM, heading up the company's Software Business. In 1993 she left IBM to pursue her passion for entrepreneurship.
In the following years, Aletha established herself as a 'serial innovator', founding, nurturing and selling a number of ventures in various industries such as healthcare, financial services and presentation services. Innovative software company, Software Futures, was particularly successful and was sold to a conglomerate at the height of the dot.com boom. Aletha has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Futureworld, a global business thinktank.
Susan Fouche is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Fundamo, a Visa Company. Susan has an HR career spanning over 15 years in a number of Multinational organisations. Prior to joining Fundamo Susan held the position of Chief of Staff: Group Human Resources, at Absa Bank, where she managed the office of the Group HR Director. She has previously worked for Commerzbank AG and Barclays PLC, in a range of roles such as Head of Human Resources, Pan-African HR Business Partner and Senior Policy and Diversity Consultant. Susan is a qualified Organisational Development Practitioner and a graduate from the Northwest University. Susan joined Fundamo in 2009.
Frans Roos is the Chief Professional Services Officer for Fundamo, a Visa Company. Frans has over 18 years work experience in the electronics, space, telecommunications, military systems, financial services and IT industries. Before joining Fundamo, Frans held various executive positions at VenFin companies I to I Technologies and CommsCo, including CIO and Head of Professional Services. Before that, Frans worked for systems integrators Dimension Data and BSW, and for Sanlam in Project and Programme Manager roles implementing large systems both locally and internationally. Prior to joining the IT industry, Frans spent 5 years involved with complex military systems development, including the first SA satellite at Denel. Frans holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering, and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, both obtained at the University of Pretoria.
Cedric Franz is the Chief Technology Officer for Fundamo, a Visa Company. Cedric has over 18 years experience of software development experience in the financial services sector. He spent the early part of his career working at large multinational organisations in London such as the American Institute for Foreign Studies, Royal Mail, Macquarie Group and Nomura Investment Bank. After returning back to Cape Town in 2000, he joined Fundamo as the software architect to develop their mobile payments platform. Cedric holds a Bachelor's degree of Science with a major in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town.