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Our Spokespeople

We love our spokespeople and they love our
products. Find out who they are and what
they’re all about.

  • Derek Hershaw


    Derek is the CEO of MWEB. His career began in the financial services industry and since joining MWEB in 1998, he has had over 10 years of general management experience in various areas of the business. In this time MWEB has evolved from a dial-up provider focused on the residential market to a fully-fledged telecommunications company operating in both the consumer and small business markets. He took over as CEO of the ISP business in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Rhodes University.

  • Carolyn Holgate

    GM: Product, Sales & Marketing

    Carolyn Holgate is General Manager of Sales, Product and Marketing at MWEB. Before taking over as GM in 2009, Carolyn held the position of Marketing Manager at MWEB. During her time at MWEB Carolyn oversaw the launch of Uncapped ADSL and then more recently MWEB's partnership with Fon, the world's largest user-generated WiFi hotspot network. Carolyn holds a Diploma in Marketing from Wits Technicon.

  • Karin O'Donoghue

    Marketing Manager

    As MWEB's Marketing Manager, Karin brings with her a wealth of international and local experience in the marketing field across various industries. Since joining MWEB in 2013, Karin has been responsible for the building of the MWEB brand by integrating various disciplines including marketing, advertising, public relations and social media in order to run successful integrated marketing campaigns that cut through the clutter. Always interested in finding innovative ways to deliver on what MWEB's customers want from their ISP, Karin specialises in building strong insights into what makes MWEB's customers tick. Karin holds a B.Com Marketing degree from UNISA.

  • Rihana Hoosain

    Head of Products

    Rihana has been a product manager at MWEB since 2009 and in 2011 took up the position of Head of Products. Rihana is responsible for the rollout of all MWEB's products, including ADSL, 3G and fibre to the home. Rihana provides strategic direction for the consumer product portfolio whilst continually focusing on improvements to the current MWEB product set. Armed with a B.Com Finance degree from the University of the Western Cape, Rihana is passionate about assisting customers to get online and to find the best products for their needs.