The popular streaming service has appointed Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board. Masiyiwa becomes the first African to join Netflix’s highest decision-making body. Masiyiwa is the founder of Econet Group which has operations and investments in 29 countries in Africa. He is a former board member of the Rockefeller Foundation, and is also the chairman emeritus of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the African Union special envoy for the continent’s Covid-19 response. Netflix has invested heavily in Africa, making efforts to extend its footprint and produce original content.
The Herald, 17 December 2020
Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, who founded telecom giant Econet Global, has joined the board of directors at Netflix. Read more »
New Zimbabwe, 17 December 2020
NETFLIX says it has appointed Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board. Read more »
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Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa joins Netflix board of directors.