Takalani Netshitenzhe is Vodacom’s chief officer of Corporate Affairs. She spent 20 years in government, mainly as a lawyer and policy advisor in the security cluster and four years as Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Hungary and Croatia. Before taking up the diplomatic post, she was CEO of a state owned entity under the National Intelligence Agency. Takalani has received several honours, including the Intelligence Services Woman of the Year Award. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1996. Her many qualifications include an LLB from Wits and a Masters in Security Studies from the University of Pretoria.