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Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa Joins the Netflix Board of Directors.

Zimbabwean Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa Joins the Netflix Board of Directors.

Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa Joins the Netflix Board of Directors. Zimbabwean Masiyiwa is the founder of the African multinational telecoms giant Econet.

Masiyiwa is effectively replacing former US ambassador to the UN and national security adviser Susan Rice and as it currently stands would be the only recognized person of color on the board along with four women and seven other men, including co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos.

“Netflix is at the forefront of bringing great entertainment from anywhere in the world to everyone in the world, and I look forward to working with the board and all stakeholders to continue its traditions of innovation and growth,” said Masiyiwa in a statement.

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless Global Ltd., speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills , California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. The conference gathers attendees to explore solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Image

Netflix says it has appointed Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board.

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Written by Tino Tsopo

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