Multichoice Nigeria losses top executive

MultiChoice Nigeria announced passing of Martin Mabutho, company’s 47-year-old Chief Customer Officer, who died on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa, after a brief illness.

John Ugbe, company’s CEO, expressed shock over sudden death of TV maestro, describing him as not just a colleague but a friend and most trusted adviser.

said Mabutho was well loved by everyone for his energy, hard work,  warmth, good humour and creativity and positive attitude brought to team.

will be greatly missed, gave his best and ensured a very good atmosphere of team work amongst staff,” said Ugbe.

“Mabutho joined MultiChoice Botswana as a Customer Service Supervisor in 1999, and later became a Brand Manager at MNet in 2003.

led Marketing and Sales effort for DStv Mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa before his appointment as MultiChoice Nigeria’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing in 2013.

“In 2018, was appointed Chief Customer Officer, responsible for driving MultiChoice Nigeria customer group strategy,” Ugbe said.

further noted that deceased was able to achieve tremendous success in customer value management, sales, marketing, customer experience and care.

is survived by aged parents, his wife, Thato, and their four children.(NAN)