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Yolisa Phahle

CEO, M-Net

Yolisa Phahle

Yolisa Phahle was appointed as CEO for M-Net SA in 2013 before taking control of the M-Net business across the African continent in October 2015. She has previously held the positions of Head of Channel O for M-Net in 2009, and later Channel Director for the local entertainment channels.

Ms Phahle joined the BBC World Service in 1998, training as studio manager and later as a music producer. Four years later she moved to a post as senior music producer at BBC 6 Music, the broadcaster’s first-ever digital radio station and its first new music channel in 30 years.  She also worked as a sound and vision mixer in continuity for BBC television.

Ms Phahle attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, majoring in classical piano and violin.

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