Nico Papanicolaou, IT Executive

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Nico has been TUHF’s IT Executive since July 2020 and has been involved in Executive IT Management since 2007. His career in Information Technology Management began in 2000, when he was the Lead Architect for a multinational technology company specialising in large scale digital image processing, while concurrently completing his BSc (Hons).

In 2006, Nico joined Soft Audit, a Software Development company offering specialised audit and governance management software for the Banking, Mining and Power sectors. He drove their development strategy and became their Chief Solutions Architect, implementing a large-scale Enterprise Governance Solution for Eskom Holdings spanning the length and breadth of the organisation from Transmission, Distribution, Generation and Executive Management, with a touchpoint of over 10 000 users.

When Innovate Governance Solutions acquired Soft Audit in 2007, Nico was appointed as the CIO and continued expanding and servicing the Eskom contract, as well as the Mining and Banking portfolio. In 2014 Nico was in-sourced by 20Twenty Projects as their CIO/CTO to manage the IT roll-out of their extensive condition assessment project for the Department of Public Works and develop a multi-tiered platform to automate and manage their multi-province condition assessment projects.

In 2015, he drove multiple projects and achieved the GC Mark – a German Certification in information security and the first of its kind in South Africa.

Nico holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science & Information Technologies.