Group Chief Legal Counsel

B.Proc (LLB Exemption) from the University of Pretoria, Certificate in Securities Law (University of Pretoria ) Certificate Banking Law and Financial Markets (Witwatersrand University),Masters in Banking Law (UNISA)

Skills, expertise and experience

Lele joins MTN from Absa, where she was the General Counsel for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) and the Head of the Transaction Management responsible for the delivery of end-to-end deal execution services, consisting of legal structuring and solutioning, and post-deal management services. Lele was also acting General Counsel for Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance at Absa, whilst still continuing with her role as General Counsel for Absa CIB.

Lele began her career at Bell Dewar & Hall (now Fasken Martineau) and was admitted to the High Court as an attorney in 2003. She went on to be a partner at Bowman Gilfillan, specialising in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, and later became the firm’s head of its Private Equity Practice.

Lele is skilled in the areas of capital markets and securities law, banking and finance, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Lele has also worked extensively across Africa on transactions across her areas of specialisation.