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MTN Group Appoints Mike Silber as Group Executive Regulatory Officer

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MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mike Silber as its Group Executive Regulatory Officer, effective April 1, 2024, according to a statement released by the telecom operator on Friday.

Silber joins MTN Group from Liquid Telecom, where he served as the Group Chief Regulatory Officer for five years. During his tenure at Liquid Telecom, Silber played a pivotal role in establishing and expanding Africa’s most extensive cross-border fiber network and the continent’s largest networked data center operation.

MTN Group highlighted Silber’s commitment to enhancing Africa’s digital landscape and his proficiency in navigating complex legal, policy, and regulatory challenges to drive business success and improve connectivity.

Lele Modise, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at MTN Group, commented, “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.”

With over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and internet sectors, Silber brings a wealth of legal, policy, and regulatory expertise to address business challenges and drive innovative solutions to deliver results.

Silber, a South African attorney holding B.Proc. and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, has served on the boards of several industry bodies, including ISPA South Africa and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

He is also an associate of the LINK Centre at Wits and has contributed his expertise to the boards of the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa and the Public Interest Registry.

MTN Group expressed anticipation of Silber’s significant contributions toward achieving the group’s vision of leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

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