Saturday, November 4, 2023

MultiChoice digital boss Vincent Maher the next executive to exit.

by Thinus Ferreira

Vincent Maher who was group executive for digital is the latest MultiChoice executive to exit the Randburg-based pay-TV operator without so much as a word from MultiChoice to the industry that he left.

The only indication that MultiChoice's group executive for digital had left was an entry on Vincent Maher's own LinkedIn page confirming that 27 October 2023 was "my last day at MultiChoice Group".

Vincent Maher's exit comes after five years with MultiChoice which he joined in November 2018.

MultiChoice battles the bleeding of an ongoing outflow of experienced top executives exiting for greener pastures and especially getting poached by global video streaming services like Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios setting up shop in South Africa and Nigeria.

At MultiChoice Vincent Maher was appointed as group executive for digital at MultiChoice in August 2021 - he was barely in the role for two years before his exit at the end of October.

No word from MultiChoice on Vincent Maher's replacement, with MultiChoice saying - only after Vincent Maher's exit became known - that "in line with our ongoing commitment to operational excellence and resource optimisation, we have reorganised some of our structures, and the group digital function now reports to Yatish Narsi, chief marketing officer for MultiChoice South Africa".