Board of Directors - South Africa

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Imtiaz Patel
Imtiaz Patel MultiChoice Group Non-Executive Chair

Imtiaz is the chairperson of the Board and a non-executive director of the Company. He held the position of chief executive officer of Naspers' Video Entertainment segment and was previously the chief executive officer of MultiChoice South Africa Group, MultiChoice South Africa and of SuperSport International.

He was previously the director of Professional Cricket at the United Cricket Board of South Africa. He holds a Higher Diploma in education from the University of the Witwatersrand and has completed the Executive PMD programme offered by the University of Cape Town's Business School and the senior executive programme at Harvard Business School.

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James du Preez
James du Preez CA(SA)

James is a non-executive director. James is a Chartered Accountant who was admitted as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (PwC) in 1996 as the Clients and Markets Development leader for PwC Africa responsible for digital marketing, advertising, sponsorships and business development.

James served on the PwC – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Business Development Board from 2010 – 2019. He retired from PwC in June 2019. Mr du Preez consults for Citadel Wealth Management in a Business Development and Marketing capacity. He is also a Chartered Director (SA) of the IoDSA.

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C Mawela
C Mawela CEO - BSc. Eng (Electrical)

Calvo is the CEO. He was the chief executive officer of MCSA after holding office as the head of Stakeholder and Regulatory Affairs and executive in the Chairman's office. He previously held positions as an engineer at Sentech and a Broadcasting Spectrum Manager at ICASA.

He has also served in a number of Ministerial Advisory Task Teams, including the Digital Migration Working Group, Digital Dzonga and the ICT Policy Review Panel. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

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T Jacobs
T Jacobs CFO - BCom, HDipAcc and CA(SA)

Tim is the CFO. He was previously the chief executive officer of MultiChoice Africa Limited and chief financial officer of the Naspers Video Entertainment Segment.

He previously held positions as the chief financial officer of Altron Group, chief financial officer of Nampak Limited and chief financial officer of Transaction Capital Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Higher Diploma in Accounting from Rhodes University and is a chartered accountant (South Africa).

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J Volkwyn
J Volkwyn Non-executive Director - BCom(Hons) and CA(SA)

Jim is a non-executive Director. He has been a director of MCSA since March 2007. He previously served as chief executive officer of the Naspers Group's global video-entertainment platforms.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) from the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant (South Africa).

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N Letele
N Letele Non-executive Director - BScHons (electronic engineering)

Nolo is a non-executive Director. He previously served as the chief executive officer of MultiChoice SA, the group chief executive officer of MultiChoice group and executive chair of MultiChoice SA Holdings.

He currently serves on the boards of, among others, MultiChoice SA and Naspers. He holds an honours degree in electronic engineering from the University of Southampton.

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E Masilela
E Masilela Non-executive Director - BSocSci (economics and statistics) and MSc (economic policy and analysis)

Elias is a non-executive Director. He previously served as the chief executive officer of the Public Investment Corporation Limited, the head of policy analysis at Sanlam Limited and the deputy director general at the Department of National Treasury. He is also the chairman of Ingagaru Property Investments.

Elias is a former board member of the South African Reserve Bank, Government Employee Pension Fund and United Nations Global Compact. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science in economics and statistics from the University of Swaziland and a Masters in economic policy and analysis from Addis Ababa University.

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K Moroka
K Moroka Non-executive Director - BProc and LLB

Kgomotso is an independent non-executive Director. She is the founder of New Seasons Investments Holdings. She serves as the chairperson of the board of directors of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited. She has also served as the chair of M-Net's Phuthuma Trust and Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting.

She currently holds non-executive directorships at Standard Bank Group Limited and Netcare Limited. Kgomotso is also a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Hospital as well as The Apartheid Museum. She holds a BProc from the University of the North and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a senior counsel of the High Court of South Africa.

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L Stephens
L Stephens Non-executive Director - BBusSc (Finance), BCom (Hons) (Accounting), CA(SA), CD(SA)

Louisa is an independent non-executive Director. She is the founder of Prime Select Holdings. She currently serves as a director of African Bank Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum Proprietary Limited and the Institute of Directors of South Africa.

She previously served as chief investment officer of Circle Capital Ventures and Fund Manager at the uMnotho Fund at the National Empowerment Fund. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant (South Africa).

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Christine Mideva Sabwa
Christine Mideva Sabwa Independent non-executive director, BComm (Accounting), Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA(K))

Christine is a Kenyan national with a strong background in accounting. Her experience spans a number of industries, including financial services, telecommunications and insurance. Over the past 21 years, she gained experience in audit, accounting, special investigations, revenue assurance, risk management, banking, governance and digital finance. With a successful career in financial services across consulting, insurance and banking, Christine was one of the first Kenyans to be expatriated to Standard Bank South Africa where she served as senior manager, overseeing the strategic finance and tax function of operations in 15 African countries. She is currently managing partner at Sabwa and Associates based in Nairobi, servicing financial advisory needs in Kenya.

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Jabulane Albert (Jabu) Mabuza
Jabulane Albert (Jabu) Mabuza Independent Non-executive Director - Honorary Doctorate of Commerce

South African Jabu was recently appointed as the chair to the board of Sun International Limited. He was previously the group chief executive officer and later the deputy chair of Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited. Jabu recently retired as chair of Telkom SA OC and as president of Business Unity South Africa. He currently serves as the chair of various companies including Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller – Africa, the Casino Association of South Africa and Eskom SOC Ltd. Outside South Africa, Jabu has served on several companies’ boards covering various industries and has a wide array of organisational memberships in South Africa and abroad. In 2017, an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree was awarded to Jabu by the University of the Witwatersrand in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements and his contribution to the South African economy.

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Dr Fatai Adegboyega Sanusi
Dr Fatai Adegboyega Sanusi Independent Non-executive Director - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

British/Nigerian Dr Fatai Sanusi is currently a senior consultant in the UK National Health Service, serving in this position for 19 years at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. He has also accumulated years of experience in governance and risk management at a senior management board level. He is active in education and training and has served as training director of the department for several years. Dr Fatai graduated from the University of Lagos in 1986.


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