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Free-to-air broadcaster appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Free-to-air broadcaster appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Local first ever free-to-air, independent tv broadcaster , One Africa Television this week announced the appointment of Stefan Hugo as Chief Executive Officer.

The One Africa Board of Directors confirmed Hugo’s appointment as CEO in January. Hugo will take over from Cyril Lowe, a seasoned media executive who served the company as CEO for the past two years and will continue to support the company in his new role as Chief Operations Officer.

Hugo is a former PwC Namibia Partner. Before joining One Africa, he executed dual responsibilities as PwC Namibia’s Operations Partner, as well as Tax Leader for the firm’s local tax practise.

Under Hugo’s leadership, PwC’s tax practise in Namibia rolled out innovative service solutions such as PwC’s TaxTim (an online tax return completion tool) and RemChannel Namibia (an online Namibian salary survey).

In addition to overseeing financial and IT operations, he directed the marketing team in social, online and traditional media marketing, and the facilitation of key industry events like the annual Budget Speech Review with the Minister of Finance.

Talking about the future of One Africa, Hugo said, “We believe that One Africa Television must play a crucial role to empower Namibians through independent news, real Namibian stories, education and entertainment. Our main focus will be to curate and create local content that resonates with the people in this country and our continent.

Meanwhile, was founded in 2003, the brainchild of local photographer and businessman, the late Paul van Schalkwyk will this year celebrate 15 yearsof existence.

One Africa Television broadcasts on GoTV Channel 90, DSTV Channel 284 and the NBC platform Channel 301.


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