South African telecoms brand MTN has announced the appointment of Michael Fleischer as chief legal counsel, with the appointment effective from February 1.

Fleischer according to MTN is “a seasoned legal professional and experienced business executive” who Group from Gold Fields Limited, where he was executive vice president: general counsel, having previously served as a partner in the Corporate Services Department at law firm Webber Wentzel Bowens.

Commenting on the new appointment, SifisoDabengwa, MTN Group president and chief executive officer (CEO) said Fleischer would lead the group’s legal and regulatory team and provide strategic legal counsel to the company.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having had significant experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, regulation and compliance and commercial transactions. In his new role, Fleischer will be responsible for leading the Group Legal and Regulatory team, and providing strategic legal counsel to the company,” Dabengwa said.