Netflix appoints Africa’s Telecom Billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa as a Board member

America’s streaming giant, Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean telecom billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa to serve on the board of directors.

His appointment follows the vacant position created by the departure of former United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice who is reported to be on her way to work with the US President-elect, Joe Biden.

The organization is very confident in the potential and resource capacity of Mr. Masiyiwa. The chairman and founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings stated that “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board… “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve and serve more members all around the world.”

Responding to his appointment, the billionaire stated that, “Netflix is at the forefront of bringing great entertainment from anywhere in the world to everyone in the world, and I look forward to working with the board and all stakeholders to continue its traditions of innovation and growth.”

In terms of experience and resource capacity, he is one of the people to look out for; apart from the numerous businesses he own across the world, Strive Masiyiwa served as a board member for many organizations including Unilever, National Geographic Society, Stanford University, United States Holocaust Museum’s Committee on Conscience.

The billionaire who is also the founder of telecom giant Econet Global was also a member of the Rockefeller Foundation. Netflix hopes to tap into this pool of experiences to push their organizational progress, especially in Africa. “I’m thrilled to have Strive join our board as we expand more across Africa and the world, ” Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos stated.

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