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MultiChoice Africa appoints new CEO

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Tim Jacobs, formerly chief financial officer of the pay-TV segment at MultiChoice, as the new CEO, replacing Nico Meyer who left the company for “personal reasons”.

Meyer left the group’s employ on 31 March, MultiChoice’s GM for corporate affairs Jackie Rakitla told Techcentral. Jacobs took on the Africa CEO role effective from April 2015.

Jacobs is a former chief operations officer at SA Taxi and group chief financial officer at Transaction Capital. Between 2001 and 2009, he served as group finance chief at Nampak. He joined MultiChoice in 2013 as chief financial officer of MultiChoice South Africa Holdings. A qualified chartered accountant, he was then appointed director of finance for MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and joined the MultiChoice South Africa board in April 2014.

Meyer, who describes himself as a “CEO on sabbatical” on his LinkedIn profile, had worked at MultiChoice since 1998. He was appointed CEO of MultiChoice Africa in February 2012.

Source: ITNews Africa 27 April 2015