Chair of the CCR Board

Ms Felleng SekhaFelleng Lorraine Sekha

An expert in ICT Policy, Law and Regulation, Felleng Sekha has advised and worked with ministers, legislators, trade unions, and industry stakeholders to formulate ICT policy and law in South Africa and a number of African countries.

Ms Sekha was head of telecommunications policy research at the African National Congress' (ANC) Centre for the Development of Information and Telecommunications Policy (CDITP), and played a significant role in establishing governance and stabilising the South African Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

Between 1999 and 2006, Ms Sekha enjoyed a succession of executive roles within the Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN) Group. As General Manager of International Business Development, she led teams to apply for licences in multiple African countries, successfully acquiring the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) licence in Nigeria, and driving acquisitions of GSM operators in Cameroon and Zambia. Ms Sekha also spent five years (2001 to 2005) in Nigeria as Executive Director of Corporate Services. She was the first Vice-President of RIARC (the Network of African ICT Regulators); and Chair of GSM Nigeria and GSM West Africa. Additionally, Ms Sekha was Chair of South Africa's Independent Broadcasting Authority and the National Telecommunications Forum (NTF); as well as Deputy Chair of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Recognised for her contributions to the ICT sector, Ms Sekha has received numerous industry accolades, and has consistently been recognised in lists of Africa's Top Women in ICT.

Ms Sekha is the Head of the Regulatory Affairs Division at MTN.

Ms Sekha holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Lesotho (NUL), an LLB from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and a post-graduate diploma in Media Communications and Information Technology Law from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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