Peering & Interconnect Specialist, NAPAfrica
Yolandi Cloete started her career at Teraco Data Environments. First as an intern in the marketing department before joining the NAPAfrica peering & interconnection team, where she holds the title of Peering & Interconnection Specialist. The NAPAfrica environment has been instrumental in furthering her ambitions to build a career in tech. She has gained valuable experience in the field of peering as well as the tech requirements in racking, stacking, and patching. She enjoys the challenge of learning about the industry both from a hands-on perspective and voraciously consuming all online material available for self-study. She is in passionate support of diversity in the ICT industry.
Currently she is on the PeeringDB Product Committee and recently joined the AFPIF PC. She is also involved in a number of projects with EURO-IX including the Peering Toolbox project. As part of her daily duties, she is also involved with an initiative launched in 2019 called ‘Teraco Tech Days’ where industry experts share their knowledge with the community on various topics.