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APPOINTMENT: Helga Palmer Becomes Endemol Shine Africa’s New Managing Director

The selection of Helga Palmer as the new managing director of the company has been announced by Endemol Shine Africa on 15 December 2016. Endemol Shine Africa is the creator of popular TV series like Survivor, Clash of the Choirs, Big Brother and Isidingo.

Moeletsi Mbeki, the Executive Chairman of Endemol Shine Africa, says the company is delighted with Helga’s appointment.  He further appraised Palmer to be a highly skilled professional who has an extensive and established record within the television industry. He says her experience in business affairs and entertainment production meant that Endemol Shine Africa is under strong leadership and one that opens opportunities for further growth.

Before becoming a commissioning editor at M-Net in 2003, Palmer first worked with Endemol South Africa. She then returned to the company in 2011 where she has since played a pivotal role in managing areas including the Creative Department and Strategic Partnerships and launching some of the company’s most successful long-running scripted hits.

Palmer commented that she is honoured to be leading Endemol Shine Africa. She says the company has tremendous goals for 2017 which she believes is right on target.


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