Stephen Isaboke promoted to Multichoice Africa Group Executive for Regulatory Affairs

Stephen Isaboke, the current East Africa Regional Director and acting for West Africa, has been appointed to the position of Africa’s Group Executive Head of Regulatory with effect from June 1, 2018.

Announcing the appointed, MultiChoice Africa Chief Executive Officer, Brand de Villiers said “he brings with him unique experience from managing commercial operations and being actively involved in all regulatory issues and working closely with governments as part of this role.” He will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Stephen joined MultiChoice in January 2008 as General Manager in Kenya before being promoted to the Regional Director (RD) role for the Eastern region in November 2011.

As his replacement, the company appointed Maharage Chande to be the Regional Director for East Africa/ Acting Regional Director for West Africa. He is currently the MultiChoice Tanzania Managing Director and will step into Stephen’s regional role of Regional Director for East and in an acting capacity for West Region. At the same time, Maharage will continue to look after Tanzania.

de Villiers said that since joining the company Maharage has been hugely successful in driving the massive growth that business has experienced. On his side, Maharage said he has received the appointment wholeheartedly and that without doubt it is the results of a people-focused leadership and meticulous execution of set strategic initiatives by all MultiChoice Tanzania staff members. “I believe that I can use the Tanzanian success story to further enhance our business growth in the regions,” he added.

The company noted that the appointment of the two distinguished individuals, each with an illustrious career in their respective field, is in tandem with the growth of the video entertainment business and cements MultiChoice Africa’s market leadership position in providing great entertainment from a business born and bred in Africa and committed to investing in the future of our people.


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