Commercial Director | Africa MediaWorks
Jill Grinda is Commercial Director, Africa MediaWorks the parent company of YANGA! TV – an African entertainment channel which launched in the UK in March 2018. An entrepreneurial professional, Jill has more than 20 years international business development and strategy experience working for major multinational media companies. She served as Vice President Sales, Asia for Reuters News Agency and was formerly Vice President of Operations for CASBAA (Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association Asia) in Hong Kong.
Prior to that Jill lived in Paris where she was Global Distribution Director for EuroNews. Jill was part of the international channel distribution launch team for Al Jazeera English where they achieved double the distribution launch target. In the early 2000’s Jill held the position of Regional Director, Distribution at CNBC Europe for some five years.
Jill started her career as a producer and then worked her way to launching Bloomberg TV in Asia and developing distribution for the new channel across Asia. She holds an MBA from RMIT in Australia.