SW (Stewart) van Graan

Board Chairperson

Joined the Altron board on 1 June 2017

Mr Van Graan is an independent non-executive Director and Board Chairperson. He was formerly the Managing Director of Dell Computer Proprietary Limited (“Dell”) in South Africa and the former General Manager of Dell’s business in Africa. Prior to leaving Dell in April 2017, he was the Vice President for the Enterprise Solutions business in the EMEA Emerging Markets. He also previously served as the chairperson of Dell in South Africa and the Dell Khulisa Academy.

He also served on the advisory board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and on the board of Christel House school (NPO) in Cape Town. Prior to joining Dell, he spent 23 years at IBM in various positions, both locally and internationally. He is currently a non-executive director of Old Mutual Limited and BankservAfrica. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Systems and Technology from the University of Cape Town and completed the Programme for Management Development at the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town.

Mr Van Graan is a mentor to many individuals and small businesses and shares his more than 40 years of business experience to connect and inspire people to be their significant best.


  • Board Chairperson
  • Independent non-executive director of Altron,
  • Member of the Altron audit committee,
  • Member of the Altron risk management committee,
  • Member of the Altron social and ethics committee,
  • Member of the Altron investment committee.

Date of birth:
3 November 1955

BCom (Hons) in Systems and Technology (UCT), PMD