Mr. Daddy B. Mukadi became the Chief Regulatory Officer Airtel Africa (from January 2015) reporting to Airtel Africa MD&CEO, accountable for both Regulatory and Government relations matters across all 15 Airtel Operations in Africa (made up by both French and English speaking operations). Daddy is also a member of Airtel Africa Executive Committee.
He belongs to the GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Chief Regulatory Officers Groups (CROG) which comprises senior public policy representatives from seven of the largest operator groups in the Middle East and Africa region. These groups represent the interest of the region’s operators on the GSMA Board’s agenda and its Public Policy Committee (PPC) as well as the Global Chief Regulatory Officers Group (which he attends as an observer). These groups provide strategic direction to GSMA in the Middle East and Africa region, in particular, to determine the Regional Group’s public policy priorities, as part of the GSMA’s annual business planning cycle, in coordination with the Board’s Public Policy and Strategy Committees and the GSMA’s Global Chief Regulatory Officers’ Group.
Daddy joined Airtel from the Vodacom Group where he was the Executive Head of International Regulatory as well as the Executive Head of International Commercial Legal respectively. Prior to joining Vodacom Group, Daddy had been the Group Corporate Legal Counsel at Gateway Communications Group. He has also had successful career stints at Mkhabela Huntley Adekeye Attorneys (South Africa), Communication Users Associations of South Africa and the Cabinet Mbuyi Tshimbadi (a DRC law firm).
Daddy holds a Masters of Law degree in Communications Law (LLM specializing in Telecommunications, Broadcasting, space & satellite and media law) and an Executive Development Diploma both from the University of Witwatersrand – South Africa. Additionally, Daddy holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Lubumbashi – DRC, which makes him efficient in both French and English at the highest level. He Co-Authored (with Justine White, a Visiting Adjuct Professor at WITS University) SADC Media Law Book – a Handbook for Media Practitioner (volume 2 and Volume 3).