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Our Story Began...

A1L is an international Consulting and Managed Services provider with a multinational presence. We have 15 years experience in the Telecommunication and Financial services space in Africa and the Middle East.

A1L supports the transformation to Digital Products and Services through traditional execution and innovative disruption.

Our team of professionals are experts in providing traditional services with an innovative focus.

We take extreme care in the selection and placement of candidates, paying attention to both qualifications and experience as well as cultural fit.

Just Some of
the Companies
who We have
Partnered with.


Telecom Industry

A1L has been supporting Vodacom since 2005 through the following services - Project Management Office, Professional Placements, Digital Twin


Telecom Industry

A1L has been supporting MTN since 2012 through the following services - Enterprise Architecture, Professional Placements, Project Management Office, K-ECO, B-ECO and SLA Performance Tracker

Cell C

Telecom Industry

A1L has been supporting CellC since 2014 through Professional Placements

Standard Bank

Banking Industry

A1L has been supporting Strandard Bank since 2016 through Professional Placements


Financial Industry

A1L has been supporting Liberty since 2007 through Professional Placements

University of the Witwatersrand

Education Industry

A1L has been supporting WITS since 2019 through Enterprise Architecture and ABACUS


Entertainment Industry

A1L has been supporting Computicket since 2020 through Professional Placements


Agriculture Industry

A1L has been supporting AgMarket since 2020 through our Online Platform OpL

Vermont Sales

Manufacturing Industry

A1L has been supporting Vermont Sales since 2010 through our Online Platform OpL

The Special Moments We Celebrate



  • A1L Realizations Founded by Bob Howse
  • Vodacom Labour Broking Contract awarded
  • Liberty Master Service Agreement awarded
  • A1L Holdings Established
  • A1L International Established
  • Vodacom Master Service Agreement awarded
  • A1L Kenya Established
  • Standard Bank Master Consulting Agreement awarded
  • Cell C Consultancy Service Agreement
  • A1L Middle East established
  • MTN Group Global Framework Agreement awarded
  • Telkom Master Agreement awarded via ARCS
  • Vodacom Central Demand Management - Managed Services contract awarded
  • A1L Digital Established
  • Vodafone Procurement Agreement awarded
  • A1L Educational Trust established

Meet The Faces Behind The Names


Bob Howse

Bob Howse

Group Chairman

Bob Howse, is the founder and the chairman of the board of the A1L Group of companies. Bob has over 30 years of Telco leadership experience, having in the past been appointed in an executive capacity at AT&T, Telkom SA, Vodacom, Airtel and MTN.

Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Group CEO

Jaco du Toit has been working in the telecommunication space for 20 years. Over the last 7 years he has transformed many businesses towards profitability. His main focus now is ensuring the success and uniting the A1L group of companies towards this common strategy.

Jyoti Desai

Jyoti Desai


Experienced Professional with more than 35 years in the financial services industry and fixed and mobile telecoms. More than 15 years’ experience in Africa and the Middle East including Iran. Skilled in start-ups in emerging markets in technical, commercial and operational aspects of the telecom business with more than 25 years’ experience in cost and operational transformation including digital transformation and customer experience.

Johnny Venter

Johnny Venter

Group CFO

Johnny is a highly capable financial executive with 30 years of experience in international private equity fund management in the USA. Johnny brings a very strong focus to business development with the ability to leverage significant relationships in the international arena.

Matshidiso Moabelo

Matshidiso Moabelo

Head of Customer Experience

Matshidiso (Tshidi) has been with the A1L family for three years. She is currently studying business management. Tshidi has been given the responsibility to ensure an exceptional Customer Experience to not only our Customer base but also our Professionals.

Laura Hills

Laura Hills

Head of Business Development

Laura is new to the leadership team. Laura assumes the role of Head of Business Development, as A1L journeys on into the Digital World. Laura is responsible for Diversifying the A1L customer bases across Africa and the Middle East.

Anida du Toit

Anida du Toit

A1L Digital - Managing Director

Anida is the Managing Director for A1L Digital and responsible for delivering A1L's Digital Strategy

Awie le Roux

Awie le Roux

A1L Digital - Head of Innovation

Awie le Roux is new to the leadership team and responsible for Innovations for A1L Digital.

Soteri Panagou

Soteri Panagou


Soteri has been part of the leadership team for the last two years. Soteri assumes the role of Chief Technology Officer, as A1L journeys on into the Digital World. Soteri is responsible for Development and Delivery.