Executive Team - MultiChoice Group

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Calvo Mawela
Calvo Mawela Group CEO

Calvo is the Group 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...

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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 Postgraduate Diploma in...

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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 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 and local content to the organisation’s more than 19.5 million customers across 50 African countries, with a strong focus on innovation and...

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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. Cassim-Surtee 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. Comments about her work, “I love it because I don’t treat it as a job. It’s...

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Fhulu Badugela
Fhulu Badugela CEO - MAH

Fhulu Badugela is the Chief Executive of MultiChoice Africa Holdings. She is a Multi-dimensional Executive who has held various roles within MultiChoice varying from Group Chief People Officer, Operations Director for General Entertainment and her most recent role of Regional Director, Southern for MultiChoice Africa.

Fhulu is known for galvanizing multinational executive teams and delivering both people and operational excellence.

She holds an Honours Degree in Industrial...

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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 Lowther is CEO at Irdeto. He brings extensive experience developing and executing successful business growth strategies in the fields of digital television, wireless networking, IP-based services and software security.
Prior to Irdeto, Mr. Lowther was CEO of International Datacasting (IDC) where he led the restructuring of the business and renewed the company’s business strategy, product portfolio and leadership team. Before IDC, Mr. Lowther was Executive Vice-President at...

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Marc Jury
Marc Jury CEO – SuperSport

Marc Jury is the Chief Executive of SuperSport, a role he has held 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 (Head of Commercial and Marketing) and SA Investments Limited (SAIL). Prior to that, Marc was Managing Directorship of IFM Sports Marketing Surveys, Africa and Middle East (now Nielsen Sports); Manager of New Business...

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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, Collen joined MultiChoice having previously served as Executive Director at Future Managers, responsible for operations, sales, marketing and digital.
Prior to that he was at media corporation Kagiso Media Group as Head of Regulatory Affairs, and key in building critical relationships with the relevant government officials, regulators, communities, shareholders and industry bodies. It...

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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 was previously the Head of Digital Enablement for MultiChoice South Africa.

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 and English and a Higher...

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Brandon Foot
Brandon Foot General Counsel

Brandon is the Group General Counsel, a position he has held since November 2016. He joined the Group in 2007, occupying various roles at SuperSport, including acting CEO and COO. Prior to that he practised law as a partner and director of attorneys Solomon and Nicolson (later Solomon Nicolson Rein and Verster). He was extensively involved in sports administration including as president of the Northerns Cricket Union, chairman of the Titans cricket franchise, director of Cricket South...

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