Felleng Lorraine SekhaFelleng Sekha

South Africa



Occupational Information

Job Title: Group Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTN

Professional History

Felleng Sekha is the Group Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTN. She is a known leader in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT), Felleng's expertise in the management of political, public policy, law, and regulatory risk have been forged through a career spanning twenty years in the ICT industry. She played a role in revolutionizing the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in South Africa and the rest of Africa, working with policymakers, regulators, ministers, legislators, and industry stakeholders to formulate policy, legislation, and regulatory systems.

She has served in Executive and Non-Executive Director roles in public and private organizations in ICT and other sectors and was recently appointed Chairperson of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), one of the top five think tanks in Africa. She is part of CCR policy advisory groups covering a range of research agendas such as The Eagle and the Springbok: Strengthening the Nigeria/South Africa Relationship and South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements. Felleng began her career in the South African Mutual Assurance Society (Old Mutual) as a Legal Advisor.

Felleng was at the forefront of MTN's expansion strategy. Between 1999 and 2006, she enjoyed Executive roles within MTN Group. She led the acquisition of the GSM license in Nigeria and drove acquisitions of GSM operators in Cameroon and Zambia. She spent five years in Nigeria as Executive Director of Corporate Services.

Recognized for her contributions to the ICT sector, she has received numerous industry accolades and has consistently been recognized in Africa’s top ICT leaders. 


Law Degrees from the Universities of Lesotho and Cape Town
Post-Graduate Diploma in Media Communications and Information Technology Law from the University of Melbourne


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.