Mark Taylor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nashua Mobile, is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Mark was the managing director (MD) of Vodacom Payment Services (M-PESA) as well as managing executive for Vodacom's Supply Chain and Logistics divisions.
Taylor joined Vodacom from Nashua Mobile, where he was MD from July 2003 to September 2008. During this time, he was instrumental in transforming Nashua Mobile from a corporate-focused business into a multi-channel company.
Mark began his career as an IT specialist where he worked extensively in the mainframe arena in the banking industry. He was closely involved in the consolidation of IT systems following Nedbank's mergers with companies such as Perm and Cape of Good Hope. Taylor was the project manager responsible for the merger of Plessey and Nedtel in 1999, and played the same role when Nedtel and Nashua merged to form Nashua Mobile in 2001.
Mark completed his Executive Development Programme from Wits Business School as well as his Senior Executive Programme from the University of Stellenbosch as part of Nedcor's Management Development programme. He has also completed a number of other management and IT courses.
Mark is married to Beverly and has two children. His hobbies include Formula 1 racing and attending gallery reviews as well as art auctions.