Naspers Ltd. provides television platform, print media, internet services, technology products and book publishing. It also operates through its subsidiaries. The company mainly operates through four segments: Internet Platforms, Pay-Television, and Print Media & Technology. The Internet Platforms segment focuses on commerce, communities, content, communications and games. The Pay-Television segment provides digital satellite services. The Technology segment provides content protection solutions and the Print Media focuses on printing of magazines, newspapers and books. The company was founded on May 12, 1915 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.
Koos Bekker, CEO, Naspers, speaks at Africa investor, Brand South Africa 2012 Regional Integration
Koos Bekker, CEO
Koos Bekker led the founding team of M-Net in 1985, serving as chief executive of the MIH group until 1997. He was also a founding director of MTN. He is a director of Media24, MIH B.V., MIH (Mauritius) Limited, MIH Holdings, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies in the wider group. He also serves on the local organising committee for the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup and the Council of Stellenbosch University. He has been chief executive of Naspers since 1997.
Steve Pacak, CFO
Steve Pacak was reappointed to the board as financial director on 1 April 2009 after a three-month sabbatical. Steve began his career with the Naspers group as group financial manager of M-Net in 1988 and held various executive positions in the MIH group. Steve was the chief financial officer of MIH Holdings (MIHH) from November 1993 to January 1998. He is a director of Media24, MIH B.V., MIH (Mauritius) Limited, MIH Holdings, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies within the wider Naspers group. Steve was appointed an executive director of Naspers in 1998.
André Coetzee, General Counsel
Andre Coetzee has been a legal advisor to the MIH group and associated companies since 1985. Before joining the Naspers group, Dr. Coetzee was a partner at Mallinicks Attorneys from 1984 to 1999. In June 1999 he became the MIH group’s general counsel.