Francois Theron

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Francois Theron will be the new Group CEO of Mweb. He takes over the position after Rudi Jansen planned to leave at the end of February 2012.

Theron was previously the CEO of DSTV mobile.

Francois Theron has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree and a MBA from the University of Cape Town, Graduate Business School. He has 14 years of both local and international experience in the subscription television and telecommunications industries. He first joined the MIH Group in 1995 as CEO of M-Tel, a Service Provider company to MTN. In 1996, M-Tel was sold to MTN and he was appointed of MultiChoice Middle East and MultiChoice Egypt, based in Dubai. In 1999 Mr Theron moved to Thailand as CEO of the United Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), a publically listed company. During his tenure, he turned the business from a loss making concern into a profitable venture and served on the main board of the Asian Cable and Satellite Association. In 2006, Francois returned to South Africa as CEO DStv MOBILE Africa which lead the development and roll out of MIH’s DVB-H operations in Africa. In 2009 he was appointed CEO DStv MOBILE.

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