DURBAN: Verona Duwarkah, from KwaDukuza (Stanger), became the first Indian woman chief executive of Urban Brew Studios this month.
The Kagiso Media division has been in the television industry for more than 25 years. It creates content for the SABC, DStv and e.tv and manages channels such as ONE Gospel and Dumisa TV.
Its latest productions include #WTF Tumi, Tyres & Braaiers, E! Host, Break da Beat and Top Chef South Africa. YOTV, LiveAmp and RGB are others.
Duwarkah - who now lives in Randburg, Joburg, with her partner and her two children, Binaca, 19, and Jiten, 15 - took over from Richard Tsai.
“I look forward to applying my 26 years of media experience to the business, ensuring it grows and adapts to a rapidly changing landscape,” she said.
“I believe Urban Brew will be the leading creator of innovative content, operating with multiple partners, applying a variety of business models across platforms.”