NBC boss now Public Media Alliance Board Member
The Public Media Alliance (PMA) earlier this week announced the appointment of their new President, Vice Presidents and Board Members following the association’s AGM and Global Conference held in Montréal, Canada.
PMA is the largest global association of public service broadcasters in the world. Members of the organization communicate daily and free of charge through television, radio and online platforms. The organization exists to support progress and protect public service media worldwide.
The newly elected board members consist of NBC, Director-General, Stanley Similo, General Manager: Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Nanise Fifita, Director International Department, Public Television Service in Taiwan Jessie Y.W. Shih, Chairman/CEO Channels Television and President of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON), John Momoh, Head of Strategic Policy, ABC Australia, David Sutton, Managing Director and Company Secretary of Manx Radio, Anthony Pugh, and CEO Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, Gerard Teuma.
In response to the most recent recognition of his leadership skills, Similo stated the following: “I am pleased and honoured to have been elected to the Public Media Alliance board. This will enable me, along with my fellow board members to provide direction and guidance on public broadcasting globally.”
Similo has vast experience in the human resources discipline and holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis University in the United States. Prior to his appointment as NBC Director-General, Similo served in key positions in the telecommunications sector, the mining industry and the banking sector. His current assignment at the NBC is akin to a home-coming as Similo once headed the national broadcaster’s Local Television Program section.
Similo was also recently appointed as the President of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA).