NEW APPOINTMENT: James Cronje, Head: Data Solutions

James Cronje to head data solutions at +OneX Data Services

We’re pleased to confirm that James Cronje, experienced in hands-on data consulting, as well as leadership and client engagement, has joined the +OneX Data Services team as Head of Data Solutions. James will work closely with Rudie Vermaak, our Executive for Data Services, to grow our Data Services business unit, which focuses on empowering organisations to realise the full potential of their data assets.

James started his career in the risk and forensics space before pivoting to data consulting. At +OneX Data Services, he will strive to grow the +OneX data team, create positive engagements with existing partners, and increase the client base.

“I’m excited to join +OneX and reconnect with my old colleague, Rudie Vermaak,” says James. “+OneX is an exciting company to join because of its growth trajectory, its positive, entrepreneurial culture, and the strong alignment and collaboration across its business units. My aim is to build this pool of talent by helping createa preferred workplace for data professionals.”

James will focus on building long-term relationships with clients through engagements that help them leverage data for better decision-making and unlock value from data platforms and assets. A key area for growth is +OneX’s leased data squads—scalable teams of data professionals that the company can provide at short notice to help clients with their data initiatives.

Rudie Vermaak says: “Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses, but extracting value from it can be challenging. James has the leadership skills and in-depth understanding of this field to help our clients harness the full value of their data. He has a proven ability to help companies craft and implement projects and work plans that deliver business value. I am looking forward to working with James to grow our team and our client base in the coming months.”