Executive, Retail Division: Platco
Mmatshipi is the highly astute, experienced, and trusted Retail Executive, and has held the position since April 2014. The retail executive has over 18 years’ experience working in the broadcasting, consumer electronics, FMCG, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical sectors.
His astute personality and professional nature fast saw him climbing the corporate ladder and progressing between various corporate giants such as SAB Miller, Simba, Danone Clover, and Nandos South Africa. The experience that he has gathered over the years has made Mmatshipi a strong leader who possesses a specialist pedigree and expertise in sales, key account, and marketing management.
Head of Technology: Platco Digital
Thabiso is Platco Digital’s Head of technology and is main responsibility is to ensure that the platform is operational 24/7 basis. Since joining Platco, Thabiso has developed the Set-Top Box (STB) specifications for Openview and also established the STB test lab, with a key focus on conformance. Thabiso has been in the USA-Silicon Valley and the UK where he learned about STB testing and digital TV headends.
His career in Digital TV broadcasting follows a path that has seen him work at corporations such as DTVI, SABC, Sentech, and the payTV provider TVCABO in Mozambique. Thabiso has been in involved in the testing of the DTT STBs in RSA and also for NBC in Namibia.
Thabiso is involved with the SABS TC74 committee, which develops the standards for broadcasting and electronic equipment for RSA. He is also part of the NAB and the ICASA JSAC committees. He is also registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Trade Marketing Specialist: Platco
Olivia is Openview’s Trade Marketing Specialist, and she is responsible for managing all the brand’s trade Marketing plans and activities. She provides business support for the company’s retail marketing-related requirements and opportunities, for optimisation and alignment of Openview’s presence and promotion in trade.
Olivia brings with her solid agency and brand marketing experience, holding a BCOM degree from UCT and an Honours in Brand Leadership.
Having made the natural transition to Retail Marketing, Olivia loves servicing both the sales and marketing sides of the business, having creative input, and championing the shopper along the customer journey.
Marketing Manager: Openview
Chantelle is Openview’s Marketing Manager, and she is responsible for strategically positioning the Openview brand in the marketplace by creating awareness about the platform through an integrated marketing communication process.
Coming from a formal background in marketing with both traditional and digital marketing experience, Chantelle is an all-rounder.
She has over 12 years of experience across various industries, and that has broadened her marketing spectrum, allowing her to not only implement strategic marketing plans but to be innovative, pushing boundaries and provide marketing solutions that achieve the objectives of the organisation.
Customer Care Manager: Openview
Marissa is our Customer Care Manager here at Openview.
She joined our team in 2021 and has more than 10 years of experience in Customer Service in a range of different industries from banking and entertainment to pharmaceuticals. Though the industries differ greatly her view is that customer care whether internal or external is what sets an organisation apart from its competition.
Marissa is passionate about customer experience and keywords that come to mind when she thinks of customer experience are agile, efficient, effective, and memorable. As she leads her team into the future, the focus will be on giving our viewers a WOW experience every time we interact.
Sizwe Shaun Khumalo
Social Media Coordinator & Digital Support : Openview
Sizwe is Openview's Social Media Manager, and he is responsible for overseeing a interactions with the public by implementing social media platforms' content strategies. He analyzes engagement data, identify trends in customer interactions and plan digital campaigns to build a community online.
Sizwe is a seasoned marketing professional with 4 years’ experience in social media, traditional and broadcast marketing. He joined the e.tv group in 2018 as an marketing coordinator and moved to a Social Media Manager role in 2020.