Managing Director of e.tv channels Monde Twala will be leaving eMedia Investments to pursue a new opportunity at a multinational media company.
eMedia Investments’ Group Chief Operating Officer Mark Rosin says, “The Group congratulates Monde on his new position and wishes him all the success in the international market. Monde’s charismatic and nurturing personality along with his knowledge has played an integral role in the growth of e.tv and across the Group.”
Twala joined e.tv as a Sports Producer in 1999 and conscientiously worked his way through various key operational positions. He was appointed Group Head of e.tv in 2009, and Managing Director of the e.tv channels in 2014, proving to be an enormous success story of e.tv’s philosophy of ‘home growing’ talent from within.“I’ve spent 16 extremely happy and fulfilling years at e.tv. I have experienced many highlights of my career here and close collaboration with many talented colleagues, production partners and stakeholders in and around the business,” says Monde Twala.
Twala spearheaded the launch of 5 additional e.tv-branded channels for the free-to-air OpenView HD satellite platform in 2013. He also played an integral role in creating a number of the channel’s flagship local brands, including the highly-rated daily drama Rhythm City and more recently the much talked about telenovela’s Ashes to Ashes and Gold Diggers.
Rosin says, “Monde is passionate about broadcasting, transformation and contributing to the local broadcasting industry. He is a people-focused leader and has mentored many e.tv employees, who have gone on to excel within eMedia Investments and in the broader media industry. Monde’s legacy at the company has laid a strong and stable base for new leadership. We are proud of what we have done for Monde and he is proud of what he has done for us.”
Twala expressed his gratitude for the time he spent with the Group, “I would like to thank and acknowledge all at e.tv, the EXCO and shareholders for the opportunity to grow and further my development. Umuntu nguMuntu ngaBantu continues to provide me with clarity as I embark upon this exciting next step in my career.”
Twala is set to leave the Group during April. A search to fill the position of Managing Director, e.tv channels will begin imminently.