MTN Group appoints Mike Silber as New Chief Regulatory Officer


MTN has appointed Mike Silber as Group Executive Regulatory from 1 April 2024. Silber joins MTN from Liquid Intelligent Technologies, where he was the group chief regulatory officer for five years.

According to MTN, Silber was instrumental in helping create and expand the most extensive cross-border fibre network in Africa while he was at Liquid. He also helped build and expand the continent’s largest networked data centre operation at Liquid subsidiary Africa Data Centres.

MTN Group appoints Mike Silber as New Chief Regulatory Officer

Silber holds B Proc and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet sectors. His extensive experience includes serving on the boards of several industry bodies, such as the ISP Association of South Africa and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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

“Mike’s extensive background, spanning legal expertise and regulatory leadership across Africa and beyond, makes him a valuable addition to our team,” said MTN group chief legal and regulatory officer Lele Modise.

“His passion for bridging digital connections within Africa and with the world resonates deeply with MTN’s purpose.”

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