CEO Pay-TV Platforms
Eben Greyling joined the MIH group in 1996 as group financial manager of MultiChoice. In 1997 he was appointed general manager operations and in 1999 CFO of MultiChoice. In 2000 he became CFO of MIH pay-television platforms, a position he held until his appointment as CEO of MultiChoice Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005. Eben is a Chartered Accountant and completed his articles at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He held various positions in the audit and corporate finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers until 1995.
Graham Kill joined Irdeto as finance and operations director and became CFO in 1995. He assumed the position of chief executive officer of Irdeto in 1998. Prior to that, Graham held management positions at USC, British Gypsum and the British Coal Corporation. Prior to joining Irdeto, Graham worked for the FilmNet Group (later NetHold) as a corporate finance associate. He was actively involved in pay TV business development initiatives, various acquisitions and in financing transactions. Graham holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and an engineering degree from the University of Nottingham. He is a registered European Engineer, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Director in the UK.
CEO Multichoice Group South Africa
Prior to joining the group, Imtiaz was the Director of Professional Cricket at the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA). He joined SuperSport in 2000 as its Director of Enterprises and later also assumed the role of Head of Production. In March 2005 he was appointed as CEO of SuperSport. During his term of office, Imtiaz completed the Harvard Senior Executive Programme at the Business Schools of the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Harvard. He was responsible for the transformative broadcast rights deal with the PSL and received the prestigious Naspers Phil Weber award in 2009. In this time SuperSport has increased the number of channels it transmits, from 9 to 24, broadcasting throughout sub- Saharan Africa.
CEO Multichoice South Africa
Since joining the company 13 years ago, Collins has worked in several senior management positions across MultiChoice Africa’s major operations, and has gained a comprehensive understanding of the pay television industry across the continent. He has worked in some of the most challenging projects and markets across Africa. As the company gears for the next stage of development, Collins will provide strategic leadership in the company’s move to consolidate its footprint in the broader African and global landscape.
COO Multichoice South Africa
Mark joined the Naspers Group in March 2007 as CFO of DStv Mobile and was appointed CEO in October 2008. He oversaw the introduction of various mobile television services across the African continent under the DStv Mobile banner before moving on to Multichoice South Africa as COO in October 2013. He previously held various finance positions in the Bidvest Group. These included the post of Group Financial Controller of Bidcorp Plc, a LSE listed transport group, and Finance Director of Dartline Limited, a short haul shipping line. Mark is a chartered accountant and served his articles at KPMG.
CEO Multichoice Africa
Nico was appointed to his current position in February 2012. Over the last 14 years, he has driven numerous important initiatives and projects in the organisation. He started his journey with the Naspers Group in 1998, playing a key role in listing MIH Limited on the NASDAQ and Amsterdam stock exchanges, and in establishing the related governance, compliance and financial structures that followed. In 2004, Nico was named Group CFO of MultiChoice SA and during his tenure in this position he spearheaded the implementation of corporate governance risk management and BEE compliance. In 2009, he was appointed as CEO for MultiChoice SA, where he spent three years before taking on his current role. During his career at MultiChoice SA, Nico has also held several other executive positions. These include CEO of the Group’s insurance cell-captive; chairman of the MultiChoice Employment Equity committee and various other steering committees; fiduciary trusteeship to the Group’s pension, medical aid and investments funds; as well as executive director and public officer to various operational companies in the Group. As an executive member of the MultiChoice South Africa Group, Nico was part of the team that was instrumental in significantly growing the subscriber base and successfully expanding the local operations. Nico qualified as a chartered accountant (CA (SA)) in 1992 after completing his BComm Honours degree at the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and successfully completed the examinations to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant in the USA. Prior to joining the Naspers Group, Nico held the position of Senior Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers (South Africa). During the latter part of his career at PWC he also completed a two-year secondment programme in the USA, specialising in telecommunications clients.
Patricia van Rooyen
Patricia is the CEO of M-Net. She was appointed to this position in March 2008. Prior to this she spent nine years in the group as the head of the magazine division – Media24 Magazines. Prior to joining the Naspers group she was CEO of the business magazine division at Avusa (formerly Johncom.) Patricia has a BA degree and an MBA from the Wits Business School.
Acting CEO SuperSport
Brandon Foot has BLC and LLB degrees and a diploma in sports law. He practiced as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa for nineteen years. During that time he was active in sports administration, serving as President of the Northerns Cricket Union and Chairman of the Titans cricket franchise. He was also a Director of Cricket South Africa and Chairman of its Legal Committee. Brandon joined SuperSport as Legal Counsel in October 2007. He was appointed as Head of Acquisitions and Legal in April 2010 and commenced acting as CEO of SuperSport in October 2013.
CEO DStv Digital Media
John Kotsaftis joined the Naspers Group in 2003. Prior to joining the PayTV business, he was the Internet CTO of Naspers. In this position he traveled extensively around the globe as part of the mergers and acquisitions team of the Group, as well as founding a global Internet research and development unit for Naspers called SWAT (Strategic Worldwide Applications and Technologies), based in Beijing, Sao Paulo and Cape Town. At DStv, he is responsible for all the emerging platforms of the PayTV business, which include the OTT (Over-the-Top) and VOD (Video-on-Demand) products such as Boxoffice / DStv Catchup. His business also develops and operates the DStv Mobile products such as the Drifta and the Walka.
CEO Myriad Programming
Glen Marques began his career with the Naspers group in 1997 as director of business development for SuperSport International Holdings Limited and in 1999 he was appointed chief operations officer of SuperSport. Prior to joining the group, he worked as senior legal adviser to the South African Independent Broadcasting Authority and executive director of the National Association of Broadcasters. He was appointed as M-Net chief executive officer in May 2000. In 2008 Glen was appointed CEO of MediaZone Inc based in San Francisco. In 2009 the business was relocated to South Africa and consolidated into DSTV On-Line the business unit that houses all of the Multichoice new media operations.
CEO MWEB SA
Francois Theron has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree and a MBA from the University of Cape Town, Graduate Business School. He has 14 years of both local and international experience in the subscription television and telecommunications industries. He first joined the MIH Group in 1995 as CEO of M-Tel, a Service Provider company to MTN. In 1996, M-Tel was sold to MTN and he was appointed of MultiChoice Middle East and MultiChoice Egypt, based in Dubai. In 1999 Mr Theron moved to Thailand as CEO of the United Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), a publically listed company. During his tenure, he turned the business from a loss making concern into a profitable venture and served on the main board of the Asian Cable and Satellite Association. In 2006, Francois returned to South Africa as CEO DStv Mobile Africa which lead the development and roll out of MIH’s DVB-H operations in Africa. In 2009 he was appointed CEO DStv Mobile.