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Chief Data Protection Officer
Leona currently works in the regulatory, competition and data privacy space in the AMEA region for British Telecoms (BT). She has spent many years on both sides of the regulatory fence, either as part of a telecommunication or competition regulator or working in the industry. In this journey she has had many adventures across the globe, meeting wonderful people and gaining experience from different perspectives. She has spent time working with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) on policy development and capacity building programs and was one of the writers of the ITU Universal Service and Access Toolkit. Leona has worked with academic institutions such as WITS and presented at the GIBS Multimedia program offered at a number of destinations across Africa. She is an admitted attorney with a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Pretoria, Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property from UNISA, BLC/LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and an Honours degree in Psychology from UNISA. She also completed further training at GIBS and the Harvard Kennedy School.