MultiChoice Group has announced a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of Marc Jury as interim CEO of Showmax, Rendani Ramovha as SuperSport CEO, and Keabetswe Modimoeng as group executive of corporate affairs and stakeholder relations.
Yolisa Phahle Steps Down as Showmax CEO
Yolisa Phahle, who has been CEO of Showmax since 2016, is stepping down to retire. Phahle is a highly respected industry leader who has played a key role in the growth of Showmax. She is credited with transforming the streaming service into a major player in the African market.
“It is with mixed emotions to announce that our Showmax CEO, Yolisa Phahle, is making her way into the next chapter of her career,” MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawelo said in an internal memo. “Yoli will start a handover process wherein Showmax will report to Marc Jury from 1 September, with Yoli providing full-time advisory support to Marc for a period of six months.”
Marc Jury to Take Over as Interim Showmax CEO
Marc Jury, who is currently CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, will take over as interim CEO of Showmax. Jury is a former SuperSport CEO and has a wealth of experience in the media industry. He is well-placed to lead Showmax during this transition period.
Rendani Ramovha to Become SuperSport CEO
Rendani Ramovha, who is currently chief operating officer of MultiChoice South Africa, will become SuperSport CEO. Ramovha is a former banker and has a strong track record in business transformation. He is expected to bring a fresh perspective to SuperSport as the company faces increasing competition from streaming services.
Keabetswe Modimoeng to Become Group Executive of Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Relations
Keabetswe Modimoeng, who is a former chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), has been appointed group executive of corporate affairs and stakeholder relations. Modimoeng is a lawyer and has a wealth of experience in the media and telecommunications industries. She is expected to help MultiChoice navigate the regulatory environment in Africa.