Executive Team - MultiChoice Group

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Calvo Mawela
Calvo Mawela Group CEO

Calvo is the Group CEO, having previously been Chief Executive Officer of MCSA, Head of Stakeholder and Regulatory Affairs and Executive in the Chairman's office. He has 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 BSc. in electrical engineering...

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Clarissa Mack
Clarissa Mack Group Executive for Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Clarissa started with the Group in 1998, joining M-Net as the then head of regulatory affairs. Thereafter she moved to MultiChoice before taking up her current position as Group Executive for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at MIH. Clarissa is an admitted attorney who served her articles at Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom. She graduated from UCT with a BA LLB and followed that with a Masters in Law from the University of Georgetown in Washing DC. She has also completed a PGDip in Economics for...

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Tim Jacobs
Tim Jacobs Group 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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Yolisa Phahle
Yolisa Phahle CEO - General Entertainment and Connected Video

Yolisa is the Chief Executive Officer for Connected Video and General Entertainment for the MultiChoice Group. She has held several senior roles within MultiChoice South Africa and is now the driving force behind the Group’s content strategy to be the world’s leading and most-loved African storyteller. This means delivering the best international & local content to tens of millions of customers across 50 African countries, with a strong focus on innovation and industry development.

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Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee
Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee CEO – DStv Media Sales

Fahmeeda holds a variety of qualifications in Media Management, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Management, and Journalism. She began her career as a sports journalist and has worked for City Press and SABC Radio. She joined the MultiChoice Group in 1998 and has since held a variety of positions within DStv Media Sales, the advertising and sponsorship arm of the business. 

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Fhulu Badugela
Fhulu Badugela CEO - MAH

Fhulu is the Chief Executive of MultiChoice Africa Holdings. A multi-dimensional executive, she has held various roles within MultiChoice including Group Chief People Officer, Operations Director for General Entertainment and her most recent role of Regional Director: Southern for MultiChoice Africa. She holds an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand and is a certified Negotiator through Harvard Law School.

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Nyiko Shiburi
Nyiko Shiburi CEO – MCSA

Nyiko has held several key positions at MultiChoice over 16 years. As Group GM: Broadcast Technology Division, he was responsible for the rollout of GOtv, MultiChoice’s DTT service in Africa. As Regional Director: MAH Southern Africa, he led the business through a growth phase before being appointed CEO: MultiChoice SA in 2020. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Johannesburg and certifications in executive leadership programs from INSEAD & MIT.

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Doug Lowther
Doug Lowther CEO – Irdeto

Doug brings extensive experience developing and executing successful business growth strategies in the fields of digital television, wireless networking, IP-based services and software security. He started with Irdeto as Vice President of Marketing in 2004 and led the creation of a product portfolio that achieved substantial revenue growth. His previous positions include CEO of International Datacasting (IDC), and executive roles with Nortel...

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Marc Jury
Marc Jury CEO – SuperSport

Marc Jury has been Chief Executive of SuperSport since December 2020. He was previously Head of Acquisitions and Marketing, a dual role that also encompassed overseeing all of the SuperSport digital platforms. He has held senior positions at Cricket SA, SA Investments Limited (SAIL), IFM Sports Marketing Surveys, Africa and Middle East (now Nielsen Sports), United Media Entertainment Group in London and Frontiers Group Africa. 

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Collen Dlamini
Collen Dlamini Group Executive - Corporate Affairs

Collen Dlamini is the Group Executive: Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Group. A lawyer by training, previously served as Executive Director at Future Managers, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Kagiso Media Group and CA Executive and Business Manager at Juta & Company. His passion has seen him take on important roles such as board member of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and former Chairperson of the Copyright Coalition of SA.

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Clement O’Reilly
Clement O’Reilly Group Executive Head of HR

Clement is the Group Executive head: Human Resources since December 2020. He was previously the Group Head of Total Reward and prior to that was Head of Reward for MultiChoice Africa Limited.

He holds a Management Services diploma from Witwatersrand Technicon and completed Executive programmes through the Wits Business School and the Pacific institute.

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Vincent Maher
Vincent Maher Group Executive Head: Digital - BA (Hons Journalism), HDip (Media Studies)

Vincent is the Group Executive for Digital. He previously held positions as the Chief Innovation Officer of Kagiso Media, Chief Product Officer of Mxit and Chief Technology Officer of Motribe. He is an advisory committee member of the South Africa Media Innovation Program and a board member of the Mobile Marketing Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism & English and a Higher Diploma in Media Studies from Rhodes University.

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Brandon Foot
Brandon Foot General Counsel

Brandon is Group General Counsel, having previously occupied various roles at SuperSport. Prior to that, he practised law as a partner and director at Solomon & Nicolson and was extensively involved in sports administration including as President of the Northerns Cricket Union, Chairman of the Titans cricket franchise, Director of Cricket South Africa and Chair of its legal committee. He holds BLC and LLB degrees, a certificate in Sports Law and is an...

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