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Nancy Matimu Takes Over From Odipo As MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Nancy Matimu as its new MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, effective December 2019. Nancy becomes the first female managing director to head up MultiChoice’s business and takes over from former managing director, Eric Odipo who left the business to pursue other interests.

Nancy 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 and operational excellence. She has inspired high-performance teams to deliver extra-ordinary results in leading organisations in financial services and ICT.

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.

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

She 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.

The appointment of Nancy to take up the company’s senior-most leadership role in the country 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, this appointment comes at a critical time for the video entertainment business and cements MultiChoice’s market leadership position as Kenya’s most loved storyteller, committed to providing great entertainment and investing in the future of our people by harnessing the transformative power of media on society.

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