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Koos Bekker

Chairman of Naspers Ltd


Born 14-12-1952 in Potchefstroom South Africa

Koos is non-executive Chairman of leading emerging markets media and ecommerce group Naspers. He built the company as CEO of the electronic part since 1985 and since 1997 of the whole Naspers. The company operates in 130 countries and is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. It has the largest market capitalization of any media company outside the US and China and is larger than any in Europe (see www.naspers.com).
Koos is a past winner of the South African chapter of the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Award. He also received the Sunday Times Lifetime Achievement Award


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Business Address

40 Heerengracht, Cape Town, 8001


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Current Position(s)

Chairman | NASPERS LTD
Cape Town, South Africa | 2015 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce


Director | NASPERS LTD
Cape Town | 1997 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce


Director | Media24 Limited
Cape Town | 1997 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Director | MultiChoice Africa (Pty) Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1984 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film


Previous Position(s)

Director | 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee
Johannesburg | 2004 - 2010

Other


CEO | Naspers Limited
Cape Town, South Africa | 1997 - 2014

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce


Founding Director | MTN GROUP LTD
Johannesburg | 1992 - 1998

ICT and Telecommunications


Chief Executive Officer | MIH Limited
Hoofddorp, Netherlands | 1991 - 1997

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film



Chief Executive Officer | M-Net Ltd
Johannesburg | 1984 - 1991

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Educational history

Secondary

Ho"er Volkskool, Heidelberg, South Africa (1970)

Tertiary

Columbia University

New York | 1982 - 1984

Master of Business Administration - business

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg | 1976 - 1978

LLB - Law

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch | 1975 - 1975

BA Hon - Literature

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch | 1972 - 1975

BA Law - Law

Achievements

Awards

World Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame | World Entrepreneur Awards

Best Entrepreneur (South Africa) | Ernst & Young/Rand Merchant Bank

Lifetime Achievement Award | Business Times

Other Achievements

Honorary Doctorate in Commerce

University of Stellenbosch

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University of Stellenbosch

Member of Board, 2000 - present

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