Jeremy Capell honoured at BCI Africa Awards ceremony in Johannesburg
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Industry Personality of the Year is intended to highlight an individual who has “added value to the continuity and resilience industry over the past year”. Unlike the other awards which are adjudicated by a panel of experts, this one is awarded by a public vote.
Jeremy Capell, GM, Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, received the largest share of the popular vote, and was named Africa’s Industry Personality of the Year for 2017 at the awards banquet in Johannesburg on 12 September.
The person who put Jeremy forward for the award cited the important role he played in the development of the development of the expanded Dimension Data Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery portfolio, especially the Central Delivery Organisation, a global service delivery centre based in South Africa and operated by ContinuitySA.
The latter received the Team award at the same ceremony, doubly validating the quality of Jeremy’s leadership.
Jeremy’s win also reflects the work he is putting into growing the business continuity industry in Africa, and his mentorship of the new generation of professionals.
“Acknowledgement by one’s peers is always the sweetest, and I am very honoured—and surprised, I must add—to receive this award,” Jeremy said after the presentation. “I am extremely grateful to my fellows in the industry for this mark of their esteem, and count myself fortunate to be one of their number.”