Born in Johannesburg, William Hearmon (Bill) is the Chairman of the African Broadband Forum……a trade association for operators in Africa.
Bill has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he specialised in microwave systems and the stability of power systems. He then went on to a five-year stint for Siemens in Johannesburg and Munich, and then to Motorola for fifteen years reaching the position of Director of Sales for Africa in Cellular Networks.
Bill is an MBA graduate from the University of Cape Town, a Fellow of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers and was the CEO of a number of his own companies based in Botswana and South Africa. His specialist consulting interests are Marketing Research, Industry Expert Witness, Private Investigations into Fraud & Revenue Assurance, Sales & Business Development and Acquisitions Discovery and Analyses.