Who is Primedia?

Primedia, established in 1994, is a leading African focused media and advertising group targeting premium consumers on the move. We have a broad portfolio of broadcasting and out-of-home assets, covering a wide range of advertising opportunities including radio stations and in mall media.

The Primedia Group is owned by the Mineworkers’ Investment Company (MIC), Ethos, the FirstRand Group and the Old Mutual Group (Old Mutual Private Equity and Old Mutual Specialised Finance) who are our major shareholders.

In addition to South Africa, Primedia currently has an established presence in several key African markets, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Nigeria and Zimbabwe

Primedia is a proud Level 1 B-BBEE contributor

Our People and Culture

We consistently live our values, treat all individuals in a fair and respectful manner, and strive always to act in accordance with ethical guidelines and statutory requirements.  All day-to-day work is aligned with the Primedia vision and we buy-into our mandate to empower people to make smart choices; rewarding, recognising and celebrating people and achievements.

At Primedia we value strong networks and working relationships that are underpinned by teamwork, open communication, trust and respect. We invest time and other resources to build and nurture high-performing teams – earning each other’s trust, providing constructive feedback and holding ourselves and others accountable for performance development.

We run three major programmes for members of the Primedia family: The Primedia Academy, the Leadership Development Programme, and an executive course in association with GIBS. Here, staff are able to build capacity and develop their skills through accredited and nationally recognised training initiatives. In our more senior training programmes, we offer personalised opportunities to grow and develop leadership potential; a core component of our leadership succession strategy.

Our Values

1. Do the right things…always

We conduct ourselves and interact with honesty, integrity and transparency.

2. Open communication

We build trust through open communication, which promotes dignity, respect and compassion.

3. Sustainability

We think and act long-term in the pursuit of excellence.

4. Innovation

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage thinking out of the box and new ways of doing things.

5. Accountability

We deliver as promised, take ownership of our mistakes and fix them.

6. People

We are a learning organisation that values our people and their diversity, and undertake to do everything we can to help our people grow – as individuals and team members.

7. Interdependence

We utilise each other’s skills and capacities as teams and separate divisions to optimise our collective performance.

8. Common Purpose

We keep reminding ourselves and each other, mentally and verbally, of our common purpose that informs our shared strategy, goals, direction and vision.

Our Leadership

Primedia’s senior leadership team leads with purpose; embracing disruption through innovation, shaping sector growth, nurturing talent and driving measurable value for our business, people, investors and most importantly, our communities. Our leaders drive the growth and sustainability of the Primedia business.

Primedia Executive

Omar Essack
Chief Executive Officer
Primedia Group

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Christopher (Chris) Patricios
Chief Financial Officer
Primedia Group

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Geraint Crwys-Williams
Chief Business Officer
Primedia Group

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Dave Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Primedia Outdoor

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Eric D’Oliveira
Chief Executive Officer
Primedia Broadcasting

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Primedia Board

Phumzile Langeni
Chair of Primedia Board

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Sundeep Naran
Non-Executive Director

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Cornelius (Neels) Els
Non-Executive Director

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Mary Sina Bomela
Non-Executive Director

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Cynthia Pongweni
Non-Executive Director

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Jacci Myburgh
Non-Executive Director

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Mohsin Cajee
Non-Executive Director

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Shaun Harris
Non-Executive Director

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Anthonie De Beer
Non-Executive Director

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Peter Hayward-Butt
Non-Executive Director

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Mandla Langa
Independent Non-Executive Director

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Peter Maw
Independent Non-Executive Director

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Ali Abhary
Non-Executive Director

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Omar Essack
Chief Executive Officer
Primedia Group

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Christopher (Chris) Patricios
Chief Financial Officer
Primedia Group

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Geraint Crwys-Williams (By Invitation)
Chief Business Officer
Primedia Group

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