Nazarene Khan, head of marketing and sponsorship at A+E Networks Africa, has been promoted to regional manager following the departure of Yusuf Nabee.
Nabee, who was made the general manager in May 2016, is leaving the US cabsat broadcaster following the channel carriage dispute that occurred in late 2019 between A+E Networks UK and pay TV platform MultiChoice in South Africa.
The dispute saw MultiChoice-owned DStv dropping A+E Networks’ History, Lifetime and Crime+Investigation channels in November 2019, though a new deal was later agreed to return History and Lifetime to the platform.
Adrian Pilkington, senior VP for commercial and strategy at A+E Networks for the Africa, Middle East, Nordics and the Benelix region, said: “Yusuf, who has been instrumental in establishing A+E’s local presence and building our brands, has decided the time is right to step down from his role.
“Nazarene Khan has been a key part of the team for the past few years and working alongside Fatime Kaba, our head of programming and scheduling, we have two very talented executives to build upon the foundation that Yusuf has created. I’m delighted to have her heading up our Africa team,” he added.
Khan was the head of marketing and sponsorship for the past two-and-a-half years at A+E Networks Africa. Prior to her appointment at A+E Networks, Khan worked at Urban Brew Studios and Glow TV.