Taki Netshitenzhe

Vodacom – South Africa

Taki is the Director of External Affairs for Vodacom South Africa, and Chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation. She is a public policy development expert with 20years experience in law writing in national security. She also drives corporate social responsibility (CSR) and speaks in various international forums as panelist on these subjects.

An Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and former Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, Taki is a recipient of several awards which include the 2012 Hungarian Eotvos (ELTE) University medal and certificate in education and cultural diplomacy, Intelligence Woman of the year award in 2007, and has been a two-time finalist for the Information Technology Professionals of South Africa awards for uplifting communities using technology and finalist for technology innovation.

She is the 2021 12 Leading Women in CSI in South Africa. In 2019 she was one of the  judges for the Global Citizen Business Leader award. Taki holds several degrees in law including a Masters in Security Studies; an executive education certificate on cybersecurity from Harvard School of Governance and a Cyber security Post-graduate certificate obtained cum laude from Wits University.

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