Engineering design and advisory services company Zutari has announced that Teddy Daka has been appointed as its sole Chief Executive Officer, bringing to an end the dual role he has shared over the last year with Dr. Gustav Rohde.

Teddy Daka: Image credit: Zutari

Teddy Daka: Image credit: Zutari

Dr. Rohde now steps into a Deputy Chief Executive role with responsibility for culture, strategy and new business ventures. Daka will, in addition to leading the company, drive Zutari’s growth initiatives, its focused client management programme and digital transformation journey.

The two seasoned executives have worked together very well over the last 15 years in different capacities within the legacy firms of Zutari.

Daka recently initiated some structural changes in the organisation, positioning the company for growth. “Zutari’s new market-focused structure will strengthen our commitment to provide value to our clients – focusing on what our clients need, rather than what we offer,” he comments.

“The changes we have made will enable us to be more fit for the future, support our growth strategy and allow us to leverage our footprint even further. We remain committed to working with our partners in delivering solutions to some of the world’s challenging problems today,” concludes Daka.

“Working as Co-CEO with Teddy over the last year has ensured a seamless transition in our leadership. We are a 90-year-old, proudly African company with a strong heritage and client relationships. I am excited about the future and look forward to continuing to support Teddy,” says Dr. Rohde, who has a 20-year tenure leading Zutari in Africa.