The Chief Customer Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, has died at the age of 47.
According to a release by the company and seen by Freelanews, Mabutho died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in Cape Town after a brief illness.
The company’s boss, John Ugbe, said the late CCO would be greatly missed.
“Martin was not just a colleague but a very close friend and most trusted adviser. He was well-loved by everyone for his energy and hard work, his warmth, good humour and the creativity and positive attitude he always brought to the team. He will be greatly missed,” said John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria.
Mabutho joined MultiChoice Botswana as a Customer Service Supervisor in 1999 and later became a Brand Manager at MNet in 2003. He led the 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 he was appointed Chief Customer Officer, responsible for driving the MultiChoice Nigeria customer group strategy covering customer value management, sales, marketing, customer experience and care.
He is survived by his aged parents, his wife Thato and their four children.