MultiChoice Uganda has announced the appointment of Hassan Saleh as the new Managing Director in Uganda, effective 1 August 2019.
Saleh, who is enthusiastic about business transformation joins the team with vast experience in marketing, sales and distribution – having most recently worked as the General Manager Sales and Distribution for MTN Sudan.
His career footprint across Africa in both telecoms and FMCG industries sees him returning to Uganda after nine years, following a previous in-country assignment as the Country Sales & Marketing Manager for Century Bottling Limited.
Before 2008, Saleh was at Coca-Cola SABCO as the Region Demand Creation Manager North and East Africa based in Nairobi in 2007. He served in key roles with Coca-Cola’s East and Central Africa in Uganda and Kenya between 1999 and 2006.
Along with his vast experience in FMCGs, Saleh also brings an equally rich experience in the telecom industry having worked at Bharti Airtel Kenya Limited and Vodacom South Africa.
Saleh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University, a Masters Degree in International Business from Reutlingen University of Business and Technology in Germany, a CIM Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from (CIM) Berkshire in the UK and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Leicester University, also in the UK. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
“I am excited to return to Uganda and taking on the opportunity of leading MultiChoice Uganda at a time when the business is driving customer centricity as a focal point of everything we do,” says Saleh about his appointment.
“My priority is to ensure that we continue to take our brands, product and services to new heights and making sure we remain Uganda’s most loved video entertainment destination.”
“MultiChoice is fortunate to have someone of Hassan’s caliber and experience,” says Maharage Chande – MultiChoice Regional Director for the Northern Region which includes Uganda.
“We are at a crucial point in our business and under his leadership, we will successfully realise our strategy in Uganda and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Hassan is a visionary leader with a solid understanding of our products, services and markets”.