Tracy Cohen

As a councillor at South Africa's information, communication, technology and broad- casting regulator, Tracy has been at the forefront of attempts to regulate sectors that are going through much turmoil and remain in desperate need of competition. A juggling act that has proved immensely difficult for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), which has had its hands full trying to implement new legislation in the form of the Electronic Communications Act, aimed at governing the new converging ICT space. However, Tracy has served the regulator with aplomb, bringing her vast knowledge of telecommunications and ICT law to the table. She has held academic positions at Columbia University, Toronto University and the London School of Economics and the University of the Witwatersrand. Tracy's term as an Icasa councillor expires in June 2008 and it is understood she has had a number of job offers, as her skills and experience are highly sought after.

Lunch spot: Primi Piatti, Rosebank, Johannesburg