Telkom: Melody Lekota 

Melody became Telkom CHRO in 2016.

Melody was appointed to the role of Chief of Human Resources for the Telkom Group in March 2017 and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. She has a wealth of experience in Human Resources, both from within the industry and beyond. She joined Telkom from Cell C where she was the Chief HR Officer. Prior to that, Melody led Primedia's HR team, where she was appointed to the Primedia board in 2006. Melody holds an MBA from De Montfort University, Leicester.


2016 – Present: CHRO, Telkom

2009 – 2016: CHRO, Cell C 

2003 – 2009: HR Director, Primedia

1996 – 1999: HR Director, Bidvest Frozen Division 


2003 - 2005: MBA, De Montfort University.

About Telkom

Telkom s a semi-privatised telecommunications company operating in more than 38 countries across the African continent. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange it provides integrated communications solutions to an entire range of customers, from residential to corporate clients.