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Changes to board of directors

by Elena Duovski
Announcements, 21 April 2015
In Naspers press releases


South Africa, Cape Town 20 April 2015: Naspers Limited (JSE: NPN, LSE: NPSN): Naspers’s non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday 17 April. After a year’s sabbatical Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair.

In a message to staff Vosloo wrote: “I bid you farewell. It has been my great privilege to be associated with Naspers since May 1956, when I joined Die Oosterlig (now Die Burger-Oos) as a cub reporter. I leave you with a heavy heart but also with a light tread: Naspers and associates are in very good shape.”

Bekker said: “The board expressed its deep gratitude to these three directors for their commitment to our group over many years.  Their unique contributions were highly valued and will be missed.”

Vosloo served on the Naspers board from March 1983.  He chaired Naspers for 23 years, also various group companies and board committees. Van Zyl joined the Naspers board in January 1988. He served as independent lead director and on various other group structures. He also chaired the Naspers audit and risk committees. Ma served on the boards of Naspers group companies and committees since February 2003.

The Naspers board now comprises: Koos Bekker (chair), Bob van Dijk (CEO), Basil Sgourdos (CFO), Fred Phaswana (lead independent director), Ben van der Ross, Cobus Stofberg, Craig Enenstein, Debra Meyer, Don Eriksson, Fran du Plessis, Mark Sorour, Nolo Letele, Rachel Jafta, Roberto Oliveira de Lima and Steve Pacak.

More information on the group is available on the website

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