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Africa boss exits in latest MTG restructure

MTG’s African CEO is exiting amid the latest round of changes at the Sweden-listed broadcasting group.

Joseph Hundah has left is CEO and EVP role at MTG Africa and will be replaced by EVP Jette Nygaard-Andersen.

Hundah, a former CEO of pay TV operator Multichoice’s Nigerian operation, has been running MTG’s Africa business since 2011.

Nygaard-Andersen has now stepped into his shoes and will oversee the MTG African business, which comprises free TV channels Viasat1 Ghana and TV1 in Tanzania, as well as Modern African Productions.

“Joseph leaves with our thanks for his contribution to the development of our African business and our best wishes for the future,” MTG CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, said.

MTG has undergone a wide-ranging restructure in recent times, shedding jobs as it seeks to become a digitally-focused content company.

In other changes announced this morning Peter Nørrelund has been appointed executive VP and CEO of MTG Sport and Gabriel Catrina as chief strategy officer.

Nørrelund, a former editor-in-chief at Danish public service broadcaster DR, joined MTG in 2003 is being upped from the MTG head of sport role he assumed in 2013.

“Peter has done a great job building up an unrivalled sports portfolio for our channels and platforms around the world,” Lindemann said. “Not only do we have rights to the top global franchises but also very strong local editorial offerings. This step up in the organisation reflects how central sports is to our consumer product offering.”

Catrina joined MTG in 2013 as head of group strategy from consulting firm Booz & Company in the Nordics.

Lindemann said: “Gabriel has substantially enhanced our strategy work and been instrumental in our strategic transformation. This new role reflects the importance of dedicated strategic thinking and planning to the future of MTG as a leading global digital video entertainment business.”