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MultiChoice names Kenya managing director

Nancy Matimu

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has named Nancy Matimu as its managing director for Kenya.

The operator said that her appointment was expected to further strengthen the businessin the East African country, where MultiChoice provides the DStv satellite and lower-cost GOtv brands.

Prior to joining MultiChoice Kenya, Matimu was vice-president, head of market development, sub-Saharan Africa at MasterCard.

She previously served in HFC Bank as chief digital and marketing officer and at Safaricom where she held various roles including head of Safaricom home and content, head of consumer products and services, head of internet and content, and head of enterprise products and innovation.

She has also worked at Airtel Africa as the general manager, marketing, and head of products and innovation revenue management.

“Our strategy is to continuously provide customers with more of their favorite content and thus providing unmatched value. This new appointment will play a major role in delivering the experience our customers deserve – and we are determined to put this at the center of our corporate culture and values,” said Maharage Chande, MultiChoice Africa northern region director.

“We are also excited to welcome our first female managing director to head up our business and Nancy brings a wealth of experience to the role”.

Matimu said: “I am delighted to join Kenya’s leading video entertainment company and to be the first female managing director of the business. I’m looking forward to leading this business at what is an exciting time for the industry and the Multichoice Group.”