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FAHMEEDA CASSIM SURTEE Sale and Marketing Director DStv Media Sales Fahmeeda has been involved in the media industry for more than 20 years. She started her career at City Press newspaper as both an Advertising Consultant and freelance Sports Writer. Her career in sports journalism extended to radio broadcasting and regular contributions to publications in European magazines. Fahmeeda joined the MultiChoice Group in 1998 and has since held a variety of positions within DStv Media Sales, the advertising and sponsorship arm for the business. Her current role is that of Sales and Marketing Director for DStv Media Sales. Her core responsibility is managing sales efforts for the South African and African business. Apart from daily operations, Fahmeeda is also responsible for finding new ways to retain advertisers and sponsors, and devise sales strategies to bring in new customers. She holds a variety of qualifications in Media Management, Strategic Marketing, Business Management and Journalism. Some of her achievements include being nominated for Women of the Year, co-authoring a book on branding and setting up a foundation for women in sport in South Africa. Fahmeeda lives by the motto of pursuing what you love as the key to true happiness.

NOMSA LEWISA Group HR Technology Manager MultiChoice South Africa Nomsa is the Group HR Technology Manager. She manages the HR systems for the group and is responsible for ensuring that the company keeps abreast with the latest technology development in this area. Nomsa joined MultiChoice in 2010 as the group Learning Technologies Manager and helped set up the first learning technologies portfolio for the group. This required her to establish technology enabled learning solutions for all employees across the group. This innovation e-learning platform has received many accolades. She has since rolled-out the online development plan for the platform. Nomsa’s experience is backed up by an HR Certificate and book-keeping qualification, and she has recently completed a BSc Informatics degree and a Management Development programme. Nomsa was recently a nominee in the Young Achievers category at the 2013 Top Women Awards. She is married and a young mother of a busy three year old. Nomsa works hard to balance the pressures of her home, social life and career. 69

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LEE DAVIES DStv Connect and M-Net Original Productions DStv Online Lee is passionate, talented and dedicated to achieving success through collaboration and teamwork. In 1995, Lee completed her BComm degree in Informatics and quickly realised that she was a techie at heart. With more than 15 years of new media experience, working at DStv Online has offered the best of all worlds, often described as the place where digital, video and broadcast collide. Lee is a Portfolio Manager for a diverse product range, which includes DStv Connect and Original Productions, such as Idols and MasterChef South Africa. Lee has been involved in all parts of DStv Online, moving from a Senior Developer to Product Manager. She has completed various Programming, Project Management and Management courses. She is always looking for more opportunities to further her growth, recently graduating at the top of her New Management class and is working on a Management Acceleration programme. Between her exciting work and demanding study schedule, Lee is a devoted mother of two beautiful children. In her spare time, she can be found behind an easel with her oil paints.

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