The appointment follows the announcement of the end of the term of office for the outgoing CEO Willington Ngwepe. Ngwepe’s last day at Icasa will be on 31 August 2022, following his resignation.
Gidi brings a wealth of Icasa-specific knowledge and experience to the acting role, having been with Icasa for more than 12 years. He first joined Icasa in August 2009 as a senior manager for licensing. In this role, he was instrumental in the management of the licensing of broadcasting, ECS/ECNS and postal services.
He has held several positions at Icasa, including general manager: licensing; executive: legal, risk and CCC in 2017; and, latterly, executive: policy research and analysis from 2021.
Gidi is an admitted advocate of the High Court since 2009, he holds a degree of Master of Laws and has completed various leadership programmes, including the Spider Capacity Building on ICT Regulation, Policy and Practice and the Leaders in Development Programme.