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ContinuitySA's Padma Naidoo named Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at BCI Africa Awards

Padma Naidoo, Senior Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, has been named as Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at the Business Continuity Institute Africa awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 12 September 2017. The award honours individuals with "exceptional all-round skills and broad experience in the continuity and resilience space".

Having qualified as an engineer, Naidoo decided to switch career paths in 2006. She has worked for Marsh, Deloitte's and as a freelance business continuity and resilience consultant both here and internationally, joining the industry leaders, ContinuitySA, in 2015.

"Since joining us, Padma has built a solid reputation for professionalism and innovation, along with a deep commitment to delivering what her clients need," said Jeremy Capell, GM: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA. "Nobody is more deserving of this award."

Speaking after the event, Naidoo expressed her gratification at the award. "I have been in the business continuity and resilience industry for more than a decade after first qualifying as an engineer. To be recognised as the consultant of the year in Africa is a huge honour for me."

ContinuitySA was also honoured with the Continuity and Resilience Team Award for a second year in a row for its Global Centre of Excellence and Jeremy Capell, Head of Advisory Services was named Industry Personality for Africa for 2017.



ContinuitySA is Africa's leading provider of business continuity management and related services. The company boasts some of the continent's most highly skilled and qualified business continuity and disaster management experts who help companies, organisations and government departments of all sizes prepare for and deal with all eventualities. These include potential threats, events, incidences and unforeseen or sudden disruptions due to human error or natural events.

ContinuitySA also provides a variety of hosting solutions, ranging from co-located to fully managed virtualised environments, with their primary focus being to ensure its clients are able to address the resilience and recoverability of their IT services. These hosting services are complemented by managed backup and recovery services, virtual server replication and high availability solutions to satisfy any level of continuity requirement.

ContinuitySA operates the largest recovery facilities in southern Africa. It has a number of recovery centres in southern Africa with over 20 000 square metres of recovery facilities in Midrand, Gauteng. Smaller sites have been located in Cape Town, Gaborone, Botswana and Mozambique, and a joint venture has been established in Mauritius.

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