Directors and partners

The team with the knowledge to achieve and the foresight to lead

Guiding PBT Group to the forefront of business intelligence technologies, our team of leaders are not only experts in their respective fields; they are also respected among PBT Group’s clients and our own consultants and professionals for their insightful business acumen.

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Pierre de Wet


Pierre de Wet started his career at Anglo American Corporation’s head office. When an opportunity arose at a stockbroking firm, Huysamer Stals, Pierre was lured away and spent the next three years at the JSE gaining valuable experience in equity and capital markets. In 1992, he joined District Securities Bank in the capital market division, trading and broking capital market instruments, before co-founding PBT in 1998.

Ken Wood

Sales director – South Africa

With more than 30 years’ involvement in the ICT sector, Ken Wood gained extensive experience within all facets of the industry as developer, analyst, designer as well as project and programme manager. Ken joined PBT as sales director, specialising in information management. The sales division has grown from a regional office in Cape Town to an international organisation covering Gauteng, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and the rest of Africa.

Michelle Baron-Williamson

Regional Operations Director - Gauteng

Michelle started her career as a programmer in 1995. Her technical experience coupled with a passion for a people centric career diversified her career into IT recruitment & account management. She joined PBT in a business development role in 2005. Her Meta NLP coaching training in 2008 has proved to be valuable in establishing and maintaining relationships within PBT’s people focused business. Michelle continues in her business development role. She also now heads up operations including human resources in Gauteng as well as marketing for the group.

Nigel Freddy

Director (PBT Group) & managing director (TBIS)

Nigel Freddy’s 25 years’ experience in the IT industry includes roles such as analyst, developer, systems analyst, project manager, principal consultant and owner of his own BI company – TBIS. Having worked in the global arena, he has gained international recognition for his technical expertise and thought leadership in key IBM BI solutions. Nigel joined PBT Group in 2009 as a subcontractor heading the IBM competency. With the acquisition of TBIS by PBT Group, Nigel’s responsibilities now include running TBIS and expanding the PBT Group services footprint.

Nitesh Vallabh

Sales director – Africa and the Middle East

Nitesh Vallabh joined PBT as a director with 12 years’ worth of telecommunication and ICT experience. He has had exposure at multiple levels of technical and business aspects and has even tutored as an associate lecturer on an MBA programme in the UK. His role currently revolves around PBT’s extended operations in Africa and the Middle East.

Elizna Read

Operations director

Elizna Read’s initial focus at PBT was human resources, where she established and developed a dynamic HR department in the company. However, her involvement in the management of the company has always stretched beyond HR and she now heads up operations for the group, assuming responsibility for human resources, finance, IT, BID office, travel as well as legal matters.

Masindi Mabogo

Technical Director

Masindi’s career started from humble beginnings as a tutor. He joined PBT Group’s BI Internship Programme in 2006. Through perpetual commitment, dedication, determination and hard work, he grew through the ranks to become a principal BI consultant at PBT Group. After 8 years with PBT Group, Masindi was appointed as technical director of PBT Group, with his main focus on the Africa and Middle East business.

Juan Thomas

Solutions Director – South Africa

Juan Thomas specialises in information management and business analytics, with experience in multiple cross-functional large-scale enterprise solutions. He perfectly brings together aspects such as opportunity evaluation, strategy alignment, commercial planning, risk assessment, solutions design, resource allocation, project planning and delivery excellence. Within PBT Group SA, all heads of technology report to Juan.

Jason Kinnear


Jason Kinnear is a database, data warehousing, business intelligence and information delivery specialist who consults on data warehousing and business intelligence design and implementation. He has a depth of experience in the telecommunication field, both in fixed line and cellular operations, and currently acts as technical director of PBT Group.

PBT Group’s partners

We are unbiased in the selection of BI products and technology, yet we have strong relationships with our partner network of leading BI vendors. This supports our reputation and ability to provide the best solution to specific business needs.

Our trusted partnering BI vendors include: