Cisco appoints Madyibi as Govt Affairs Director for Africa

Siyabonga Madyibi, Regulatory Director at IS (image: IS)

Siyabonga Madyibi
Madyibi will focus on South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, where he will be working in close partnership with Cisco’s Africa leadership team.

Cisco has appointed Siyabonga Madyibi as its new Government Affairs Director for Africa.

According to Cisco, Madyibi will lead its government affairs and public policy strategy in Africa. Madyibi will also be tasked to engage with government officials and key policy makers in Africa.

Cisco revealed that in his new role, Madyibi will focus on South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, where he will be working in close partnership with Cisco’s Africa leadership team, which is led by Vice President for Africa, David Meads, on policies and relationships that will advance Cisco’s business in Africa.

For the past decade Madyibi has led the government and regulatory strategy for Dimension Data in Africa. Before then he worked with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), and for MTN in Africa. Madyibi holds a BA Law degree from the University of Cape Town and a LLB degree from the University of Natal.

Darryl Linington