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Performanta strengthens Africa hub by appointing Ntokozo Mbata as new VP of Sales

Cybersecurity firm Performanta has bolstered its team in the continent by appointing Ntokozo Mbata as VP of Sales for MEA

Performanta, the global cybersecurity firm pioneering cyber safety, has recently appointed Ntokozo Mbata as its new VP of Sales for MEA.

Performanta’s latest strategic hire marks a significant step to strengthen the company’s growing presence in South Africa, as it continues to provide high-grade cybersecurity solutions designed to meet the ever-increasing defence demands of global enterprises.

Prior to joining Performanta, Mbata held a pivotal role as Head of Sales at Altron Security, another key player in Africa’s cybersecurity sector. She also worked within strategy at cybersecurity firm LAWTrust, now part of Altron.

Mbata brings a wealth of experience, from market analysis, sales strategies and revenue growth, to business development and customer services. Mbata’s skills, combined with extensive knowledge of servicing the unique South African business landscape, prove invaluable to Performanta’s boots-on-the-ground team in the continent.

Performanta will rely on Mbata’s comprehensive understanding of the region to make an immediate impact on the way Performanta markets its solutions and services to its Africa-based clientele, as well as accelerating the business’ renowned customer service and field-leading solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ntokozo Mbata to Performanta as our new VP of Sales in MEA,” said Guy Golan, CEO at Performanta. “Ntokozo’s deep understanding of the cybersecurity landscape, and how to effectively market existing and new defence solutions, will prove integral in our ambitions to grow our presence in the region. With Ntokozo on board, we are confident in our ability to continue spearheading the charge for sophisticated defence solutions and true cyber safety in Africa and beyond.”

“I am eager to get started.” says Mbata. “Performanta’s mission to integrate cyber safety in organisations worldwide, and the sophistication of our solutions to match this ambition, provides a truly exciting opportunity. The company’s commitment to redefining how businesses view cybersecurity and its provision of tools designed to achieve cyber safety plays a crucial role in progressing our sector forward. I am thrilled to be a part of this journey and working with some of the brightest minds in our industry. I am looking forward to imparting my skillset and in-depth knowledge of the region, so Performanta can continue to provide its clientele with a leading and ever-innovating cybersecurity service.”

​​About Performanta –

Performanta was founded in 2010 and has over 170 staff worldwide, including former CIOs/CISOs from large enterprises. It has a global footprint with a team of 80 analysts working in two SOCs, helping to secure customers across 50 countries, from offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, South Africa, and the USA.

Performanta offers a consultative approach to people, processes, and technology, focusing on security projects in line with adversarial, accidental, and environmental business risk. With a holistic cybersecurity view, they understand the modus operandi of a perpetrator and accordingly build an intelligent defence mechanism to make customer environments less susceptible to attacks.


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