Andrew Ridl has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of One Digital Media (ODM) with immediate effect.
“Andrew was one of the co-founders of ODM some seven years ago and has been instrumental in the development of the business, through some rapidly changing markets, since then,” Bizcommunity quoted Mike Bosman, the now former CEO of ODM, as saying.
Bosman added: “He (Ridl) has done an outstanding job and thoroughly deserves promotion. This succession plan has been in process for quite some time now and I am very happy that we can make this transformation.”
Before filling the position of CEO, Ridl was the chief operating officer (COO) for the media company.
Ridl has a degree in commerce from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has been involved with large scale technology roll outs in the United Kingdom as well as various countries in Europe.
ODM is described as a leader in the management and supply of digital media in South Africa, with 18,000 devices in more than 2000 stores throughout South Africa.