Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Europe and Africa has hired an exec from Malaysian SVoD service iflix and upped one of its senior managers in a shake-up of its African business.
Evert van der Veer, formerly head of content in Africa and the Middle East at iflix, has been appointed general manager of FNG Africa.
At iflix, van der Veer oversaw content operations, acquisition and marketing and developed local productions as part of the streamer’s long-term strategy. Before that, he held numerous positions at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, including VP for Comedy Central.
Van der Veer’s hire follows the exit of Gary Alfonso, who was previously FNG general manager in Africa but left in March.
Additionally, Vasilis Iliopoulos, general manager of FNG Greece, has been promoted to senior VP for FNG Africa. Iliopoulos will look to expand Fox Sports and local content productions, and will develop
National Geographic Partners across key markets in East, West and Southern Africa. He will retain his duties at FNG Greece alongside his Africa responsibilities.
The appointments follow a series of changes to FNG’s global businesses in the past year. Most recently, Jacqui Feeney, MD of FNG Australia, stepped down after five years to be replaced by Tim Jones.
In February, the US business upped Jeff Hughes to lead its digital consumer group, replacing Brian Sullivan, who was made FNG’s overall president and chief operating officer late last year.