Our board of directors

  • Mohamed Imtiaz Ahmed (Imtiaz) Patel (56)

    Chair and executive director | HDipEdu |
    Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African

    • Mohamed Imtiaz Ahmed (Imtiaz) Patel (56)

      Chair and executive director | HDipEdu |
      Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Imtiaz was the CEO of the Naspers video entertainment segment and was previously CEO of the MultiChoice South Africa Group, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Limited (MultiChoice South Africa) and SuperSport International. He won the prestigious Naspers Phil Weber award in 2009. Prior to that, he was the director of professional cricket at the United Cricket Board of South Africa. He holds a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, completed the executive PMD programme offered by the University of Cape Town’s Business School, and completed the senior executive programme at Harvard Business School.
  • Timothy Neil (Tim) Jacobs (51)

    CFO | HDipAcc and CA(SA) | Appointed
    6 December 2018 | South African

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    • Timothy Neil (Tim) Jacobs (51)

      CFO | HDipAcc and CA(SA) | Appointed
      6 December 2018 | South African
    • Tim was previously the CEO of MultiChoice Africa and CFO of the Naspers video entertainment segment. He previously held positions as the interim CFO of Altron Group, CFO of Nampak Limited and CFO of Transaction Capital Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Higher Diploma in Accounting from Rhodes University and is a chartered accountant (CA(SA)).
  • Jabulane Albert (Jabu) Mabuza (62)

    Lead independent non-executive director | DCom (Honoris Causa) |
    Appointed 5 July 2019 | South African

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    • Jabulane Albert (Jabu) Mabuza (62)

      Lead independent non-executive director | DCom (Honoris Causa) |
      Appointed 5 July 2019 | South African
    • Jabu currently serves as the chairman of Sun International Limited and Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. He was previously the interim executive chairman and acting group chief executive of Eskom SOC Limited, chairman of Telkom SA SOC Limited, Anheuser-Busch InBev/SABMiller – Africa, Business Leadership South Africa, and the Casino Association of South Africa. He served as the president of South Africa’s apex business body, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) until 2018. Outside of South Africa, he served on the boards of Tanzania Breweries Limited and Castle Brewing Company in Kenya, on the Corporate Council on Africa in Washington DC as a board member, and on the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in England (UK) as an executive committee member; he was chair of the Regional Business Council for the World Economic Forum; participated in the B20 G20 Delegation to all the B20/G20 Summits and matters over the years; and was appointed to the Concordia Leadership Council based in New York (USA). Jabu holds a Doctorate in Commerce (Honoris Causa) from the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Donald Gordon (Don) Eriksson (75)

    Independent non-executive director | Certificate in the Theory of
    Accounting and CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Donald Gordon (Don) Eriksson (75)

      Independent non-executive director | Certificate in the Theory of
      Accounting and CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Don served as the chair of the audit and risk committees of MultiChoice South Africa for several years. He serves as an independent non-executive director of the Naspers/Prosus Group and chairs the audit, risk, and social, ethics and sustainability committees of the group. He also serves as chair of Oakleaf Insurance Company Limited and Renasa Insurance Company. He was a trustee/committee chair of Discovery Health Medical Aid and retired in 2017. He was previously a partner at PwC and served as an executive director of the Commercial Union group of companies and the council of the Institute of Directors in South Africa, of which he is an honorary life member. Don holds a Certificate in Theory of Accounting and is a CA(SA).
  • Calvo Phedi Mawela (43)

    CEO | BScEng (Electrical) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Calvo Phedi Mawela (43)

      CEO | BScEng (Electrical) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Calvo was the CEO of MultiChoice South Africa after holding office as the head of stakeholder and regulatory affairs and executive in the chair’s office. He previously held positions as an engineer at Sentech and a broadcasting spectrum manager at ICASA. He also served in several ministerial advisory task teams, including the Digital Migration Working Group, Digital Dzonga and the ICT Policy Review Panel. He also serves as a Commissioner to the Presidential Commission on 4IR. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (previously University of Durban-Westville), a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) Postgraduate Diploma from Wits Business School, and a Postgraduate Diploma Economics for Competition Law from King’s College, London.
  • Francis Lehlohonolo Napo (Nolo) Letele (70)

    Non-executive director | BSc (Hons) (Electronic Engineering) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Francis Lehlohonolo Napo (Nolo) Letele (70)

      Non-executive director | BSc (Hons) (Electronic Engineering) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Nolo joined M-Net in 1990 and pioneered MultiChoice’s expansion outside of South Africa. In 1995, he moved to the Republic of Ghana, where he served as West African regional general manager. In 1999, he was appointed CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, and later served as the MultiChoice Group CEO until 2010, when he was appointed executive chair of MultiChoice South Africa. He won several awards including Media Man of the Year in 2001 (Saturday Star – Business Report); Media Owner of the Year in 2003 (Financial Mail Adfocus); won Naspers’s prestigious Phil Weber Award in 2004; and received the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for media development in Africa (Millennium Excellence Foundation) in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton. Nolo is a non-executive director for MultiChoice South Africa, Naspers and Prosus boards.
  • Elias Masilela (56)

    Independent non-executive director | BSocSci (Economics and Statistics) and MSc (Economic Policy and Analysis) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African View more
    • Elias Masilela (56)

      Independent non-executive director | BSocSci (Economics and Statistics) and MSc (Economic Policy and Analysis) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Elias previously served as the CEO of the Public Investment Corporation Limited, the head of policy analysis at Sanlam Limited and the deputy director general at the National Treasury. He is also chair of Sanlam, Ingagaru Investments and Capital Harvest. He is a member of several strategic boards in South Africa. Elias is a former board member of the South African Reserve Bank, Government Employees Pension Fund and United Nations Global Compact, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Statistics from the University of Swaziland and a Master’s in Economic Policy and Analysis from Addis Ababa University.
  • Dr Fatai Adegboyega Sanusi (58)

    Independent non-executive director | MBBS, FRCOG | Appointed 5 July 2019 | British Nigerian
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    • Dr Fatai Adegboyega Sanusi (58)

      Independent non-executive director | MBBS, FRCOG | Appointed 5 July 2019 | British Nigerian
    • Dr Sanusi is a senior consultant in the UK National Health service, serving in this position for 19 years at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. He has many years of experience in governance and risk management at board level. He is active in education and training and served as training director. He was clinical director on many management committees including financial and future planning. He is a Fellow of the Royal college in England.

      Dr Sanusi holds a Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery from the university of Lagos.
  • Adv Kgomotso Ditsebe Moroka (65)

    Independent non-executive director | BProc and LLB | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Adv Kgomotso Ditsebe Moroka (65)

      Independent non-executive director | BProc and LLB | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Kgomotso is a senior counsel of the High Court of South Africa, and a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Hospital and the Apartheid Museum. She is the founder of New Seasons Investments Holdings, serves as chair of the board of directors of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited and holds non-executive directorships at Standard Bank Group Limited and Netcare Limited. Kgomotso served as the chair of M-Net’s Phuthuma Futhi Trust. She holds a Baccalaureus Procurationis (South Africa) from the University of the North and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Louisa Stephens (43)

    Independent non-executive director | BBusSc (Finance), CA(SA) and CD(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Louisa Stephens (43)

      Independent non-executive director | BBusSc (Finance), CA(SA) and CD(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Louisa is the founder of Prime Select Holdings. She serves as a director of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Proprietary Limited and the Institute of Directors in South Africa. She previously served as chief investment officer of Circle Capital Ventures, director of African Bank Limited and fund manager at the uMnotho Fund at the National Empowerment Fund. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science and Bachelor of Accounting, is a CA(SA) and chartered director (South Africa) (CD(SA)).
  • Stephan Joseph Zbigniew (Steve) Pacak (65)

    Independent director | CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • Stephan Joseph Zbigniew (Steve) Pacak (65)

      Independent director | CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Steve is a director of MultiChoice South Africa and previously served in various executive positions in the group. He serves as a non-executive director on the Naspers board and previously served as the financial director of Naspers. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a CA(SA).
  • Christine Mideva Sabwa (47)

    Independent non-executive director | Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA(K)) | Appointed 14 May 2019 | Kenyan
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    • Christine Mideva Sabwa (47)

      Independent non-executive director | Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA(K)) | Appointed 14 May 2019 | Kenyan
    • Christine has a strong background in accounting and her experience spans numerous industries, including financial services, telecommunications and insurance. Over the past 21 years, she gained experience in audit, accounting, special investigations, revenue assurance, risk management, banking, governance and digital finance. With a successful career in financial services across consulting, insurance and banking, Christine was one of the first Kenyans to be expatriated to Standard Bank South Africa where she served as senior manager, overseeing the strategic finance and tax function of operations in 15 African countries. She is the managing partner at Sabwa and Associates based in Nairobi, servicing financial advisory needs in Kenya.
  • John James (Jim) Volkwyn (62)

    Non-executive director | CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
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    • John James (Jim) Volkwyn (62)

      Non-executive director | CA(SA) | Appointed 6 December 2018 | South African
    • Jim has been a director of MultiChoice South Africa since March 2007. He previously served as CEO of the Naspers global video entertainment segment. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Cape Town and is a CA(SA).