Fox Networks Group Installs New Exec Team in Africa


Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has made a pair of appointments as part of a new executive team structure for its African business.

Vasilis Iliopoulos is taking on an expanded post as senior VP for FNG Africa, in addition to serving as general manager for FNG Greece. Evert van der Veer has become general manager for FNG Africa. Both roles are effective immediately.

Iliopoulos, who joined the company in 2011, will concentrate on the accelerated expansion of FOX Sports and local content production, linear/nonlinear branded entertainment and National Geographic Partners across key markets in East, West and Southern Africa.

Previously, van der Veer was head of content for Africa and the Middle East at iflix. Earlier in his career, he held a number of titles at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, including VP of Comedy Central.

Adam Theiler, FNG’s executive VP for Europe and Africa, remarked: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of both Vasilis and Evert. Vasilis is a leader in the truest sense of the word and enjoys the respect and admiration of team members and clients alike in every market he has tackled. Evert is a consummate media professional who is a fixture in the Johannesburg media scene, and a content expert committed to the future of media across the African continent. I have no doubt that both Vasilis and Evert will prove instrumental in our continued expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa.”