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MTN names Mike Silber as group executive regulatory

By , ITWeb
Africa , 28 Mar 2024
Mike Silber, MTN group executive for regulatory.
Mike Silber, MTN group executive for regulatory.

MTN Group has appointed Mike Silber, as group executive regulatory, effective April 2024.

The telco said Silber is joining MTN Group from Liquid Telecom, where he held the role of group chief regulatory officer, for the five years.

With over 25 years of telecoms experiences, MTN says he brings legal, policy and regulatory expertise of addressing "business challenges and finding creative solutions to deliver business results."

Silber is a South African attorney, holding B Proc and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

His experience includes serving on the boards of several industry bodies, such as Internet Service Providers' Association South Africa and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and he is an associate of the LINK Centre at Wits.

According to MTN, during his tenure at Liquid Telecom, Silber “was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the most extensive cross-border fibre network in Africa, as well as the continent's largest networked data centre operation.”

MTN added: “These achievements highlight his commitment to enhancing Africa's digital landscape and his adeptness in navigating the complex terrain of legal, policy, and regulatory challenges to drive business success and improve connectivity.”

Commenting on the appointment, Lele Modise, MTN Group chief legal and regulatory officer, said: "Mike's extensive background, spanning legal expertise and regulatory leadership across Africa and beyond, makes him a valuable addition to our team. His passion for bridging digital connections within Africa and with the world resonates deeply with MTN's purpose.”

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