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New PSL chief named

Jun 20, 2013 | SOWETAN LIVE |   12 comments

Director of Blue Bulls rugby team, Brand de Villiers is the new Premier Soccer League chief executive officer, chairman Irvin Khoza has announced.

Brand De Villiers

"We are delighted to unveil Brand as the new CEO, he will start on July 2 because he's got other commitments elsewhere," said Khoza.

De Villiers, is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) who joined Vodacom in 1995 as Head of Expenditure before helping to establish Vodacom Sport and Entertainment (Pty) Ltd in 1998. After initially joining Vodacom Sport and Entertainment Pty (Ltd) as Financial Director, De Villiers was appointed as MD of the company in 2001 following SAIL Group's acquisition of the company.

In 2003, De Villiers was appointed as MD of SAIL Group and played a key role in the formation of the SAIL Group strategy and the subsequent delisting of the company in 2005. Now known as MARC Group, the holding company manages various investments within the marketing, sport and entertainment industry across the African continent..

Full story in Sowetan tomorrow by Ramatsiyi Moholoa. Follow him on Twitter: @2250ramatsiyi

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