As part of its Africa Growth Push, Netflix has appointed London-based Zimbabwean billionaire and CEO of Econet Global, Strive Masiyiwa on its board.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the Zimbabwean man-with-many-hats, is the first African to join the streaming giant’s board of directors.
With over 190 million subscribers, Africa, which is a small market for paid video streaming, will see Mr Masiyiwa bring a fresh set of ideas and African connections to the organization.
Mr Masiyiwa built his empire with not only sweat but with legal battles as he set to operate his Econet Global cellphone network, an epitome of determination and a fighting spirit.
Strive Masiyiwa is not only good with entrepreneurship but is a fine philanthropist who has helped several entrepreneurs to find their feet in the harsh business world.
Mr Strive Masiyiwa will, after his departure from his current board membership with Susan Rice, become the only African on the Netflix board.