Darshan Lakha

Head: Vodacom Group Technology Security



Lakha started at Vodacom in 1996 and has held key positions with Vodacom Technology in the Enterprise Business and Mobile Network Engineering groups. He has experience in various technologies including SDN, NFV, 4G, Cloud, Internet of Things and cyber security. He has 20 years of telecommunications experience and managed the design and build of Vodacom’s IP/MPLS Network and Security Services. Lakha has also been part of the broader technology security team in the planning and execution of technology security in Vodacom SA. He is responsible for the strategy and tactical capability of Vodacom Group’s Technology Security, including the operations of Vodacom’s Cyber Intelligence Centre. He holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA in strategic management from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also the recipient of the Vodacom Managing Director’s Roll of Honour Award and group winner of the Vodacom Advanced Executive Programme VII.