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Board of Directors

Executive

Bob van Dijk Group CEO

Bob van Dijk was appointed chief executive of Naspers in April 2014. Read more

Bob van Dijk Group CEO

Bob van Dijk became Group CEO of Naspers in April 2014, assuming the additional role of Group CEO of Prosus at its listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange in September 2019, and has experience managing online growth companies. He joined the group as CEO of the Allegro division in August 2013 and was promoted to CEO of Global Transaction eCommerce in October 2013. He previously worked at eBay and Schibsted, spanning the online marketplaces, online classifieds and fashion segments. Prior to that Bob was an entrepreneur in online financial products having started his career at McKinsey with a focus on M&A and media. Bob has an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Basil (Vasili) Sgourdos Group CFO

Basil Sgourdos was appointed financial director of Naspers in July 2014. Read more

Basil (Vasili) Sgourdos Group CFO

Basil Sgourdos was appointed financial director of Naspers in July 2014. A qualified chartered accountant (SA), he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. from 1989 to 1994. Thereafter he joined Naspers, initially as the finance manager of the South African operations division in MultiChoice and then as chief financial officer of our investment in the Thai-listed United Broadcasting Corporation Plc., where he remained for 10 years. Basil then spent two years in Amsterdam as general manager of pay-television business development globally, before being appointed as group chief financial officer of MIH in January 2009. He held this position until he became group chief financial officer of the Naspers group on 1 July 2014.

Non-Executive

Nolo Letele

Nolo Letele joined M-Net in 1990 and pioneered MultiChoice's expansion outside South Africa. Read more

Nolo Letele

Nolo Letele joined M-Net in 1990 and pioneered MultiChoice’s expansion outside South Africa. In 1995 he moved to Ghana, where he served as West African regional general manager. In 1999 he was appointed chief executive of MultiChoice SA, and later served as MultiChoice group chief executive until 2010, when he was appointed executive chair of the MultiChoice South Africa Holdings board. Mr Letele has won several awards including Media Man of the Year in 2001 (Saturday Star - Business Report); Media Owner of the Year in 2003 (Financial Mail Adfocus); and the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for media development in Africa (Millennium Excellence Foundation). He holds an honours degree in electronic engineering (UK). His directorships include BuiltAfrica Proprietary Limited.

Koos Bekker Chairman

Koos Bekker led the founding team of the M-Net/MultiChoice pay-television business in 1985. Read more

Koos Bekker Chairman

Koos Bekker led the founding team of the M-Net/MultiChoice pay-television business in 1985. He was also a founder of the cellular telephony group MTN.  Koos headed the MIH group in its international and internet expansion until 1997, when he became chief executive of Naspers and lead the group until 2014. He serves on the boards of other companies in the wider group.  In April 2015 he succeeded Ton Vosloo as non-executive chair of Naspers. He holds a BA Honours and an honorary doctorate in commerce from Stellenbosch University, an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA degree from Columbia University, New York.

Mark Sorour

Mark is a non-executive director of the Naspers board. He retired on 26 February 2018 after more than 20 years with the group. Read more

Mark Sorour

Mark Sorour joined the Naspers group in 1994, heading up business development and corporate finance globally. Following a tour of duty in Hong Kong and Amsterdam, he returned to Cape Town as group chief investment officer and had the responsibility for all global investment activities. On 26 February 2018 Mark retired after more than 20 years with the group. Mark remained on the board as a non-executive director. Mark is a qualified chartered accountant (SA) holding a BCom and DipAcc.

Rachel Jafta

Rachel Jafta, holds the degrees MEcon and PhD, and is a professor of economics at Stellenbosch University. Read more

Rachel Jafta

Rachel Jafta holds the degrees MEcon and PhD, and is a professor of economics at Stellenbosch University. She joined Naspers as a director in 2003 and was appointed a director of Media24 in 2007. She is a member of the South African Economic Society, director of Econex, chair of the Cape Town Carnival Trust and a member of the management committee of the Bureau for Economic Research at Stellenbosch University. She is a member of the human resources and remuneration committee of Media24 and chair of the nomination committee of Media24. She was appointed chair of the Media24 board in April 2013 and on 9 June 2015 she was appointed to Naspers’s audit and risk committees. In 2015 she was appointed to the international advisory board of Fondação Dom Cabral Business School, Brazil.

Don Eriksson

Don Eriksson is a chartered accountant (SA) and an honorary life member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA). Read more

Don Eriksson

Don Eriksson is a chartered accountant (SA) and an honorary life member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA). Mr Eriksson is chair of Oakleaf Insurance Company Limited, Insurance Outsourcing Managers Holdings Limited, Renasa Insurance Company, and the remuneration committee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme. He also serves as an independent non-executive director of Naspers Limited and chairs the Audit, Risk and Social and Ethics committees of the Naspers Group. He served on the council of IoDSA for a number of years and was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.).

Debra Meyer

Debra Meyer is professor of biochemistry and executive dean of the faculty of science at the University of Johannesburg. Read more

Debra Meyer

Debra Meyer is professor of biochemistry and executive dean of the faculty of science at the University of Johannesburg. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Davis, where she obtained a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has completed modules in media strategy and academic leadership at Harvard and Gibs (University of Pretoria) and makes regular contributions to several newspapers and magazines. She serves as trustee or board member of several organisations.

Craig Enenstein

Craig Enenstein is the CEO of Corridor Capital. Read more

Craig Enenstein

Craig Enenstein is the CEO of Corridor Capital, LLC, an operationally intensive private equity firm focused on the lower middle market. Corridor Capital, LLC is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Mr Enenstein in 2005. He holds an MBA in finance (Wharton School of Business), an MA International Studies (Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania) and a BA (University of California, Berkeley).

Ben van der Ross

Ben van der Ross, who holds the qualification DipLaw (University of Cape Town) and is an admitted attorney. Read more

Ben van der Ross

Ben van der Ross, who holds the qualification DipLaw (University of Cape Town) and is an admitted attorney. He also serves, inter alia, on the boards of FirstRand Limited, MMI Holdings Limited, Distell Limited and Lewis Group Limited.

Cobus Stofberg

Cobus Stofberg is a founder member of M-Net in 1986. He served as CEO of the MIH group from 1997 to 2011 Read more

Cobus Stofberg

Cobus Stofberg is a founder member of M-Net in 1986. He served as CEO of the MIH group from 1997 to 2011, and has been instrumental in the expansion of the group. Prior to joining M-Net, he was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.). He holds a BComLaw and LLB from Stellenbosch University, BComptHons from Unisa and qualified as a chartered accountant (SA).

Hendrik du Toit

Hendrik du Toit is chief executive officer of Investec Asset Management and a director of Investec plc and Investec Limited. Read more

Hendrik du Toit

Hendrik du Toit is chief executive officer of Investec Asset Management and a director of Investec plc and Investec Limited. Hendrik holds an MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, as well as an MCom in Economics (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University. Hendrik is currently a member of the Global Business and Sustainable Development Commission.

Roberto Oliveira de Lima

Roberto Oliveira de Lima from Brazil is a board member of Telefonica Brasil. Read more

Roberto Oliveira de Lima

Roberto Oliveira de Lima from Brazil is a board member of Telefonica Brasil and Rodobens Negócios Imobiliarios. He also serves as board member on a pro bono basis in  Fundação Mata Atlantica and LIDE Grupo de Lideres Empresariais.

Steve Pacak

Steve Pacak a chartered accountant (SA), began his career with Naspers Read more

Steve Pacak

Steve Pacak, a chartered accountant (SA), began his career with Naspers at M-Net in 1988 and has held various executive positions in the Naspers group. He is a director of MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies in the wider Naspers group. He was appointed an executive director of Naspers in 1998. He retired as Naspers’s financial director on 30 June 2014, but remained on the board as an alternate non-executive director. On 15 January 2015 he was appointed as a non-executive director on the Naspers board.

Emilie Choi

Emilie Choi has served as LinkedIn’s Vice President of Corporate Development since 2009. Read more

Emilie Choi

Emilie Choi runs Corporate Development and Strategy for LinkedIn and has led all M&A deals in the company’s history, including Lynda, Connectifier, Bizo, Newsle, Bright, Pulse, SlideShare, Connected, Rapportive, IndexTank and CardMunch, as well as led the LinkedIn JV deal in China. Prior to LinkedIn, Emilie worked in Corporate Development and Strategy roles at Warner Bros. Entertainment as well as Yahoo Inc., where she worked on such deals as Flickr as well as the Yahoo investment in Alibaba. Emilie holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. She joined the Naspers board as a Director in 2017.

Manisha Girotra

Manisha Girotra is the CEO of Moelis India and has more than 25 years of investment banking experience. Read more

Manisha Girotra

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, she was CEO and Country Head of UBS AG in India. Previously, she was Head: North India of Barclays Bank PLC. She began her investment banking career at ANZ Grindlays in London. She serves on the boards of directors of Ashok Leyland Limited, Jio Payments Bank Limited and KEC International Limited. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, India and a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, India. Manisha was appointed to the boards and audit committees of Naspers and Prosus on 1 October 2019.

Ying Xu

Ying Xu is the president of Wumei Technology Group (Wumei, or Wumart), a technology-driven retailer in China. Read more

Ying Xu

Engaged in the retail business since 2004, Ms Xu has been leading Wumei’s major acquisitions including that of Metro China and B&Q China, and the digital transformation of the traditional retail stores into online and offline omni-channels. Prior to joining Wumei Technology Group, Ms Xu was vice president of LG (a joint venture) at Tianjin International Trust & Investment. Ms Xu holds a BA degree in English from Tianjin University, China, and an M.B.A. from Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University, United States.