South Africa: Clare O'neil Appointed New Saarf Chair

Clare O'Neil replaces Sarel du Plessis, CEO of the Marketing Association of South Africa and chairperson of The South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) since May 2007, as the new chair of SAARF. The first women chairperson, she is joined by Virginia Hollis, serving her second year as vice-chair.

O'Neil is the co-owner and director of integrated outdoor solutions company, MMAP and a member of the SABC board. O'Neil, a player in the industry for the past 30 years, spent several years with M-Net where she rose through the ranks to become GM of marketing at Oracle Airtime Sales.


Jason Njoku, CEO and Founder of iROKOtv , Michael Ugwu, director of iROKING, both from Nigeria, Mike Dearham, SVP of Cote Ouest Audiovisuel, Hannelie Bekker, MD Programming, Zuku/Wananchi Group, Envir Fraser, Head: Research, Regulatory & Policy, Convergence Partners, South Africa, Gary Rathbone, Head of Africa at Supersport, Corinne Lozé, CEO of at Orange, Wanuri Kahiu, filmmaker and a representative of Mokolo/Goethe-Institut and many more will be speaking at the BFMA event, to be held in Nairobi on 10-11 July 2012. Click here  for more speakers.