Miriam Altman (Dr)
Head of Strategy, Telkom SA
Dr Miriam Altman is Head of Strategy for the Telkom Group, appointed to its Exco in June 2013. She coordinates Telkom’s strategic repositioning, as well as regulatory affairs and government relations. She is also a Commissioner on the National Planning Commission in the Office of the Presidency, a body established in 2010 to guide long term planning for South Africa.
Dr Altman was previously Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. She is recognised as a leading economist, strategist and thought leader and has produced more than 100 publications. She was commissioning editor of approximately 400 policy papers and publications in her division at the HSRC, and was guest editor of four special edition journals.
Dr Altman has a BA in economics from McGill University, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in economics from the University of Manchester.