Appointment

Jul 21, 2021  |  South Africa: Industry Regulator Calls For Nominations To Fill Four Vacancies

Boyce Maneli, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, has invited members of the public and organisations to recommend suitable candidates to fill four vacancies on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (ICASA) council. "Three vacancies will be ...


Jul 06, 2021  |  Anwar Soussa Appointed Managing Director Of Safaricom - Ethiopia

The Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE), a unique purpose acquisition company licenced to operate telecom services in Ethiopia, has named former Airtel Managing Director for Uganda Anwar Soussa as Managing Director (MD) of Safaricom in Ethiopia. Soussa, who left Airtel ...


Jun 30, 2021  |  Cameroon: Newly Appointed Chief Regulator Promises A Clean Slate

Veteran journalist Joe Chebonkeng, the recently commissioned President of the National Communication Council (NCC), has pledged to rid Cameroon's media landscape of charlatans. The media guru engaged media personnel after being formally installed as President of the National Communication Council ...


Jun 14, 2021  |  Nigerian Broadcast Regulator Gets New Director-General, Mr Balarabe Ilelah

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Balarabe Ilelah as the Director-General (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria. He takes over with Professor Armstrong Idachaba, who has acted in that capacity since February 2020. The Nigerian Minister of Information, ...


Alex Okyere Named New Managing Director For MultiChoice Ghana

MultiChoice Africa appoints Alex Okyere as the new Managing Director for its Ghana operation. The Pan African Pay-TV operator says this appointment comes at a critical time for the video entertainment industry, solidifying MultiChoice's market leadership position as Ghana's beloved ...

Nigeria: BON Appoints Dr Oluyemisi Bamgbose As New Executive Secretary

Mr Oluyemisi Bamgbose, PhD, has been appointed as the new Executive Secretary of Broadcasting Organisations Of Nigeria (BON), BMA can reveal. BON's 74th General Assembly meeting held in Abuja on June 3, 2021, ratified the appointment. Mr Bamgbose has extensive ...

Nigeria: Airtel Appoints Surendran As New Chief Exec!

Airtel Nigeria has announced the appointment of Surendran, who will be replacing Olusegun Ogunsanya as the telecommunication company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 August 2021. BMA's reliable media sources reported that Surendran would spend his ...

Former Nigerian Google Country Manager Decamps To Apple

In a recent LinkedIn post, Teju Ajani, the former Country Manager for Google, announced her move to Apple as the overseer of Sales and Business Development. According to her post, she is highly enthusiastic about her new role at Apple ...

South Africa: Melanie Rambally Appointed As CFO Of Sentech

Sentech, the leading connectivity and signal distributor organisation for the broadcasting and telecommunications sector in South Africa, now has a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Melanie Rambally has been appointed into the post, pending all relevant clearances and qualifications verifications. ...

BritBox Appoints Reemah Sakaan As New International Chief Exec

BritBox, the UK-based streaming platform backed by a 50/50 joint venture between BBC Studios and ITV, has announced it is appointed Ms Reemah Sakaan as its international chief executive officer (CEO). She will start in the new role in April ...

Leadership Change At Satellite Company 'Yahsat' - As CEO Is Replaced

The satellite operator company, Yahsat, has confirmed that their long-standing chief executive officer, Masood Mahmood, will step down at the end of April 2021 and succeeded by Mr Ali Al Hashemi currently work as the general manager of Yahsat Government ...

Telecom Namibia’s New CEO Say He Has Big Plans For The Organisation

Telecom Namibia has appointed a new CEO, Stanley Shanapinda, the newly appointed executive, is former CEO of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). This move is offering an advantageous perspective of the regulatory industry. In an interview with Namibia ...

Netflix Appoints Strive Masiyiwa As Board Member To Push Growth In Africa

Mr Strive Masiyiwa, the Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire, has been appointed to join the board of Netflix Inc., the streaming platform giant has just announced - making a point of note that Mr Masiyiwa is its first African director.   Industry ...

Natasha Dickson Joins TVU Networks To Push Business Development Efforts In EMEA

Natasha Dickson has been appointed to join the team that would lead the sales and business development efforts for TVU Networks Europe, Middle East and Africa's markets. Natasha will have particular responsibilities for pushing sales efforts for Southern and Eastern ...