Stephen Watson

Executive and Managing Director (DDSA)

Stephen is the Executive Director of Discover Digital, the digital entertainment and video on demand services company which he established in 2013, to bring internet television solutions to the African market via Internet Service Providers and Telecommunications Networks. Stephen is also a founding member and director of GAS Sports (Pty) Ltd since 2013, which is involved in the establishment, promotion, commercialisation, events management and broadcast production of international and national motorsport events. With a keen interest in motorsports, Stephen’s business history has involved holding various positions in the industry including: Group Executive: Marketing and Communications for the Gauteng Growth & Development Agency (Pty) Ltd; CEO of the Gauteng Motorsport Company (Pty) Ltd; Tournament Director for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa; Global General Manager of A1 Holdings Ltd (A1 Grand Prix Holding Company) – Dubai & South Africa.

Stephen has completed the: Institute of Directors: Being a Director and Finance for Directors Course; Wits Business School’s ALTX Directors Induction Programme and GIBS Chief Negotiator Course. An innovator with significant experience in multi-faceted Programme Management, Digital Content Aggregation, IPTV & VOD Technology Operations, Sports Business Management, Multiple Stakeholder Management and Commercial Partner Acquisitions and Relations Management, Stephen has a thorough understanding of intellectual property rights; commercial business management; operational and technical management requirements with specialised sports business management experience. Outside of his business career, Stephen is married with two young children. Having once been a professional driver pursuing an international career which included being a test driver in Formula 1 and competing in ALMS, FIA GT, FIA and British F3, his personal interests today remain focused on the motorsports industry. He is also a passionate speaker having been a keynote speaker at International Sporting Conferences (ESS & Sports Business International); Embassy Networking Events, Mechanical Engineering Institutions; Tertiary Education Institutions and Government Functions.

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