POSITION: Executive Regulatory and Compliance

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Telecommunications

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg


SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: To strategically manage all of the Group’s regulatory agendas/relationships with the various regulatory bodies across the organisation’s footprint and relevant global bodies, and ensure compliance to internal processes and policies, applicable laws and regulations, across the footprint



  • Should ideally have a Bachelor of Commerce, LLB, BJuris, BProc degree or equivalent

  • Must have a 4 year tertiary degree. A Master of Business Administration or Masters degree would be advantageous

  • Should be fluent in English and should ideally be able to converse in French.

  • Should currently be Head of Regulatory and Compliance for a company/division in the telecommunications or banking sector which has multiple operations in Africa

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years post qualifying experience with at least 5 years’ experience in the regulatory/compliance field in the telecommunications or banking sector

  • Emerging markets and multi-cultural experience

  • Multi-country strategy oversight experience

  • Ability to manage government relationships



  • Strategically manage the Group’s regulatory and compliance agenda

  • Give input to influence into regulatory policies/regulations, legislative framework and future impact of new regulatory policies and legislation

  • Formulate, develop and provide strategic direction with regard to the Group’s regulatory and compliance function

  • Independently guide the Group Executive Committee and the Group Board of Directors in order to establish/ enhance a regulatory/compliance culture

  • Ensure the Group adheres to the highest standard of Corporate Governance by conducting its business with transparency, accountability and integrity

  • Ensure that all strategic plans and activities fit in with regulatory requirements – anticipating changes in the regulatory environment and influencing the Group’s company strategy in anticipation.



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