Algoa FM managing director Alfie Jay has been appointed to the board of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.
A seasoned media professional of thirty-one years, he worked himself up through the ranks and various departments; starting in the field of audio production and moving into broadcasting before being invited to serve on the management team of what is now the leading media house in the Eastern Cape.
“I feel honoured to have been nominated from outside of my organisation and sector. My appointment to the NMB Business Chamber Board is recognition that Algoa FM is one of the leading corporates in the Eastern Cape, practices good governance and conducts business ethically.
“As a respected voice to business, Algoa FM shares many of the Chamber’s sentiments in respect of vision, mission and values. This made my decision to accept this nomination that much easier,” he says.
Jay brings extensive board experience to the chamber, having served on Algoa FM’s Board for close-on 15 years and on various committees and sub-committees of the National Association of Broadcasters; the South African Audience Research Foundation and the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa, dating back to 1997.
The radio industry recently elected him to the Board of the BRC, where he has subsequently been appointed as co-chair of the organisation, which aims to provide objective, transparent data, catering to the audience measurement needs of the radio, television, marketing and advertising industries in South Africa.
Jay’s formal qualifications include the completion of an executive development programme for radio executives through Georgetown University as well as numerous other short courses.
“My career continues to provide constant learning experiences and I am looking forward to working with seasoned business leaders from the Nelson Mandela Metro, as well as my fellow new appointees to the Chamber Board,” he says.