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Kitima Lekitima - Vodacom

Kitima Lekitima

EHOD: Compliance, Vodacom

Adv Kitima Lekitima is a seasoned and driven Executive and an astute lawyer with LLB and LLM degrees coupled with a Senior Executive Programme & Postgraduate qualifications in Risk and Compliance, Forensic Auditing and Legal Drafting. He is a diligent strategic thinker with strong ethical values with a career spanning more than 30 years in diverse industries both in the public and private sectors, including African markets as an Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer. He is a frequent Conference Speaker on diverse compliance topics ranging from ethics & risk management to fraud & legal compliance management, including sanctions and trade controls. While interested in learning more on driving strategy and glocalisation through participation in Boards of Directors, he is well-grounded with implementation of global compliance programs & effective institutionalisation of ethical behaviour to preserve corporate integrity, thus steering employees towards a single vision of protecting the brand. He had the privilege of implementing Ethics, Risk and Compliance programmes in five operations based in five African countries.He possesses a polished business acumen which he combines with his legal skills to analyse and understand commercial risk and craft viable risk mitigating solutions. His multi-jurisdictional engagements afforded him a rigorous exposure in legislative frameworks of various countries, thus affording him good platform to conduct a comparative study and analysis of various pieces of legislation of various countries. The role also entailed handling of multi-jurisdictional agreements and international Mergers and Acquisitions projects, conducting Shareholder and Operational Due Diligence and subsequently drafting Due Diligence reports as well as Sale and Purchase Agreements. He is currently an Executive Head of Compliance responsible for management of risks relating to Economic Sanctions & Trade Controls in all Vodacom operations interspersed in African continent.