Chris Maroleng | Influence 100


Chris Maroleng

Group Executive for Corporate Affairs
MTN Group

Maroleng leads corporate affairs for South African telecommunications giant MTN, after succeeding Rich Mhkondo last year. It is a key role in Africa’s corporate world, given MTN’s status as one of Africa’s top brands and the continent’s sole representative on BrandFinance’s Top 500 Global Brands list.

Mhkondo is no stranger to the limelight, having previously served as Africa editor and TV anchor at eNews Channel Africa, during a successful six-year stint, which included a famous interview of AWB Secretary Leader Andre Visage. Maroleng’s work at the channel turned the weekly Africa 360 show into multiple daily African news bulletins, along with the establishment of bureaus in East and West Africa. Prior to eNCA, Maroleng served as Africa specialist at the Institute for Security Studies.