MTN Group has appointed Mike Silber, as group executive for regulatory, effective 1 April 2024. He joins MTN Group from Liquid Intelligent Technologies, where he held the role of group chief regulatory officer, for the five years. The company said during his tenure at Liquid, Silber was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the most extensive cross-border fibre network in Africa, as well as the continent's larger networked data centre operation.

With over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and internet sectors, Silber brings legal, policy and regulatory expertise of addressing business challenges and finding creative solutions to deliver business results, MTN adds. Silber is a distinguished South African attorney, holding B Proc and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. His extensive experience includes serving on the boards of several industry bodies, such as ISPA South Africa and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and he is an associate of the LINK Centre at Wits.

Currently, he also contributes his expertise to the boards of the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa and the Public Interest Registry.