Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng

Chairperson, ICASA, South Africa

Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng

Speaker Bio


Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng was appointed the Executive Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in August 2020.  He is a former award-winning Sunday Times Journalist, fulfilled a Communications role at Anglo American then joined Samsung Electronics Africa as Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship Manager.  He joined the Council of ICASA in 2016 where he led various regulatory projects including Type Approvals, Elections Monitoring to name a few.  He also served as a member of the Complaints and Compliance Committee of ICASA, a tribunal tasked with adjudicating a wide range of regulatory non-compliance matters.



Dr Modimoeng has corporate governance experience from a decade of cumulative practice serving in Presidential and Ministerial appointed boards in South Africa.  His participation in academic boards includes previously serving as a Senate member at the Tshwane University of Technology.



Dr Modimoeng holds an MBA (Regent Business School) and PhD in Management Sciences (Durban University of Technology).  He also completed a Senior Executive Fellows programme at the Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University) as well as an Executive Development Programme from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.