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At Multichoice, First Female CEO Takes Leadership Mantle

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MultiChoice Kenya has appointed Ms Nancy Matimu as Managing Director, effective December 2019, replacing Eric Odipo who has left the company to pursue other interests.  

The appointment of Ms Matimu, a former Safaricom manager, to the company’s senior-most leadership role in Kenya is expected to further strengthen the business to provide the best content on DStv and GOtv and to ensure a great customer experience.

According to MultiChoice Africa Northern Region Director Maharage Chande, Ms Matimu’s appointment comes at a critical time for the video entertainment business. Competition among pay-television players is growing even as consumer tastes keep shifting with evolving media trends.

Career journey

Ms Matimu is expected to enhance MultiChoice’s market leadership position in Kenya’s entertainment and media industry.

“This new appointment will play a major role in delivering the experience our customers deserve – and we are determined to put this at the centre of our corporate culture and values,” said Mr Maharage. “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”.

Ms Matimu has had an illustrious 15-year career having led and driven growth through transformation of businesses, capacity building in brand, products and innovation as well as sales & operational excellence. She has inspired high-performance teams to deliver extra-ordinary results in leading organisations in financial services and ICT.

“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,” said Ms Matimu.

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Prior to joining MultiChoice Kenya, Nancy was the Vice-President,
Head Market Development Sub Saharan Africa at MasterCard.

She previously served in HFC Bank as the Chief Digital & Marketing Officer and Safaricom where she held various roles including Head of Safaricom Home & Content (Emerging Business – Home Fixed Broadband and Content Business Development), Head of Department Consumer Products & Services, Head of Department Internet & Content, Head of Department Enterprise Products & Innovation.

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

MultiChoice Africa Northern Region Director Maharage Chande

also worked in Airtel Africa as the General Manager Marketing & Head of
Products & Innovation Revenue Management.

holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Strathmore University, a Bachelor’s
degree in Environmental Studies from Kenyatta University and a Post Graduate
Diploma (CIM) in Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management
Program (AMP) & Chief Executive Program (CEP) from Strathmore, IESE and
Lagos Business Schools.

“I am excited to welcome Nancy on board. It is our hope that her wealth of experience will complement MultiChoice Kenya’s current focus on customer satisfaction and market growth,” said Mr Maharage.

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