SAMRO Appoints New Chairperson of the Board

SAMRO Appoints New Chairperson of the Board

Nicholas Maweni is appointed as Chairperson of SAMRO Board

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation(SAMRO)Board is pleased to announce that Mr Nicholas Maweni has been appointed as SAMRO’s Independent Chairperson with immediate effect. After a vigorous process of finding an Independent Chairperson, Mr Maweni emerged as the strongest candidate.

Nicholas Darius Maweni is the Executive Chairman of BRICS Fashion. He is also the Marketing Director for SAP Africa and has extensive experience in both Private & Public Sector having worked as Chief of Staff for Ministry of Arts & Culture and Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Development.

He was the Managing Director for Black Management Forum and was previously the Chief Marketing Executive at IBM Africa, responsible for Marketing, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Affairs and Market Insights.

He serves on various boards which include Valued Citizens Initiative, Edu Leaders Foundation and Amnesty International(TAG) South Africa.

With an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Masters of Law, Mr Maweni has received various awards, including one from the Institute of Marketing Management, as well as Citizen of the Year award from the City of Port Elizabeth. In 2010, the Black Management Forum (BMF) awarded him Manager of the Year.

SAMRO would like to welcome Mr Maweni to his new role; the Board of Directors has the utmost confidence in the skills, expert leadership and experience in the Chairperson and look forward to an outstanding relationship, and results in steering the organization.

SAMRO Board would also like to convey its appreciation to Ms Relebogile Mabotja who has been the Acting Chairperson since January 2019. Ms Mabotja’s fifteen years’ experience in media and entertainment industry, coupled with her commitment has been a great asset to SAMRO and she will now resume her role as the Vice Chairperson of the SAMRO Board.