Creative Spark appoints Felleng Sekha, one of Africa’s leading ICT specialists, Chairperson of the Board.

10 June 2016 |

Creative Spark, the award-winning, specialist digital agency that was recently acquired by M&C Saatchi PLC, announced today that it has appointed renowned ICT expert and pioneer, Felleng Sekha, to Chair its new Board.

The Johannesburg and Cape-Town based agency serves an array of local, African and international clients, offering web, app and digital development and design services. Creative Spark also produces high-quality content marketing and production services in the realm of social media for a variety of companies.

The agency is also known for publishing the successful suite of online media brands, Memeburn.com, Ventureburn.com, Gearburn.com and others.

“We are privileged to have someone of Felleng’s calibre and experience as the company’s Chairperson of the Board. It marks another highlight for the company since it was recently acquired by M&C Saatchi PLC last year,” Matthew Buckland, Managing Director, Creative Spark.

Adds Sekha: “Creative Spark blends seamlessly with my extensive experience in the digital space covering broadcasting, IT and telecomms. It presents new opportunities for innovative thinking. I am honoured to Chair the Board of Creative Spark”.

“In Matthew and his team at Creative Spark, I recognised a mutual passion for innovation and out of the box thinking”.

Sekha was one of the pioneers in Africa’s ICT public policy and regulation, managing diverse interests and charting a difficult course in achieving policy coherence and consistency. That same intrepid spirit drove her to successfully pursue business opportunities in uncharted territories, resulting in successful implementation of MTN in Nigeria, one of the most complex operational environments in Africa.

Sekha has received numerous ICT industry accolades and has consistently been recognised in Africa’s Top Women in ICT.

“I’ve known Felleng for many years. She’s is an incredibly bright and integrous person with great insight, business intuition and flair. I have no doubt she’ll bring her considerable skills to Creative Spark as she has a powerful academic background and experience in mobile technology gained both locally and internationally, particularly across the Africa region with MTN. With over 98% penetration of mobile phones and with it now officially being the first screen, there is massive focus on the growing importance of deep skill in this communication and transactional tool” concluded Mike Abel Founder and Head the M&C SAATCHI Group of Companies, Africa region.

Sekha currently consults on Strategic Public Affairs Risk Management and Doing Business in Africa. She holds a BA Law from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), an LLB from the University of Cape Town, and a Postgraduate diploma in Media Communications and Information Technology Law from the University of Melbourne.

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