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Koos Bekker

CEO of Naspers Ltd


Born 14-12-1952 in Potchefstroom South Africa

Koos Bekker is CEO of Naspers, the emerging markets media group operating in 129 countries. He led the founding team of M-Net in 1985, which resulted in pay TV operations today spanning 48 countries in Africa. In the early 1990's MTN was launched together with partners. Koos served as CEO of the MIH group until 1997, when he took over at Naspers. Since then the group moved strongly into the internet. Today Naspers has a presence in the internet in Eastern Europe, Latin America, China, India, Russia, and leads in pay TV in Africa. It also has various print titles in South Africa. Koos served on the local organising committee for the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup, as well as on various other bodies.


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40 Heerengracht, Cape Town, 8001


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Current Position(s)

Director | NASPERS LIMITED
Cape Town | 1997 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce


Director | Media24 Limited
Cape Town | 1997 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Chief Executive Officer | NASPERS LIMITED
South Africa | 1997 - present

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


Founding Director | MTN GROUP LIMITED
Johannesburg | 1992 - 1998

ICT and Telecommunications


Chief Executive Officer | MIHH 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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