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Naspers Ltd (NPNJn.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. P. Bekker

65 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Bob van Dijk

44 2014 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Basil Sgourdos

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

David Tudor

2015 General Counsel

F. Letele

67 2013 Executive Director

Gillian Kisbey-Green

2008 Company Secretary

Steve Pacak

62 2015 Non-Executive Director

Mark Sorour

55 2018 Non-Executive Director

J. Stofberg

67 2014 Non-Executive Director

Emilie Choi

39 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Hendrik du Toit

56 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Craig Enenstein

49 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Don Eriksson

72 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rachel Jafta

56 2003 Non-Executive Independent Director

Debra Meyer

50 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roberto Oliveira de Lima

67 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tshamano Phaswana

73 2003 Non-Executive Independent Director

Benedict van der Ross

71 1999 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. P. Bekker

Mr. J. P. Bekker is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Naspers Ltd. He 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 led 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 BAHons 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.

Bob van Dijk

Mr. Bob van Dijk is Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed chief executive of Naspers in April 2014. He joined the group as Allegro Group CEO in August 2013 and was promoted to CEO global transactions ecommerce in October 2013. He has 15 years of general management experience in online growth business across the world, spanning the online market-places, online classifieds and etail segments. Prior to his general management career, Bob was a founder of an online financial derivatives marketplace. He started his career in McKinsey with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and media. Bob has an MBAHons from INSEAD and an MSc (cum laude) in econometrics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Basil Sgourdos

Mr. Basil V. Sgourdos is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed financial director of Naspers in July 2014. As 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 global pay-television business development, 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.

David Tudor

Mr. David Tudor serves as General Counsel of the Company. He has advised the Naspers group of companies since 1996. Before joining the group full time, he was a partner in Mallinicks Attorneys (now Webber Wentzel) and worked in London at two leading international law firms. In 2008 David was appointed Naspers and MIH Group Senior Counsel. In this role he led the legal teams for the group’s M&A activities in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. David then became General Counsel of the Allegro Group and was subsequently promoted to the position of General Counsel: Global Transaction eCommerce at Naspers. In June 2015 he was appointed General Counsel, Naspers Group.

F. Letele

Mr. F. L. Nolo Letele serves as Executive Director of the Company. He 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 the MultiChoice group chief executive until 2010, when he was appointed executive chair of the MultiChoice South Africa Holdings board. Nolo 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).

Gillian Kisbey-Green

Steve Pacak

Mr. Steve J. Z. Pacak is Non-Executive Director of Naspers Ltd. He is 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 and a non-executive director in January 2015. He retired as Naspers’s financial director on 30 June 2014, but remained on the board as an alternate non-executive director.

Mark Sorour

Mr. Mark Remon Sorour is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He 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 31 March 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.

J. Stofberg

Mr. J. D. T. Stofberg is Non-Executive Director of Naspers Limited. He is a founder member of M-Net. He served as chief executive of the MIH group from 1997 to 2011 and has been instrumental in the expansion of the group. Prior to 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 is a qualified chartered accountant (SA).

Emilie Choi

Ms. Emilie M. Choi is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She runs and oversees corporate and business development, business operations and analytics, and ventures businesses for Coinbase. Prior to Coinbase, she ran corporate development for LinkedIn and 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 leading 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 and the Yahoo investment in Alibaba. Emilie holds an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from Johns Hopkins University. She joined the Naspers board as a director in 2017.

Hendrik du Toit

Mr. Hendrik Jacobus du Toit is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is chief executive officer of Investec Asset Management and a director of Investec plc and Investec Limited. He 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.

Craig Enenstein

Mr. Craig L. Enenstein is Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Limited. He 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 Craig in 2005. He holds an MBA in finance (Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania), an MA in international studies (Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania) and a BA (University of California, Berkeley).

Don Eriksson

Mr. Don G. Eriksson is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a chartered accountant (SA) and an honorary life member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA). He is chair of Oakleaf Insurance Company Limited, Renasa Insurance Company, NMSIS Insurance Services and of the audit and risk committees of MultiChoice South Africa Holdings. 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. Don served on the council of IoDSA and as a Trustee to the Discovery Health Medical Aid for a number of years. He was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.) and an executive director of the Commercial Union group of companies.

Rachel Jafta

Prof. Rachel C. C. Jafta, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Ltd. She 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. She has been serving on the international advisory Council of Fondação Dom Cabral Business School, Brazil since 2015.

Debra Meyer

Prof. Debra Meyer Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Ltd. She 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. Debra serves as trustee and board member of several organisations.

Roberto Oliveira de Lima

Mr. Roberto Oliveira de Lima is Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Ltd. He graduated in public administration and has a post-graduate degree in business management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. Roberto also has a specialisation in finance and strategic planning from Institut Supérieur des Affaires in France. He developed his career in companies like Saint Gobain, Rhône-Poulenc and Accor Group in the information technology and finance areas. He was chair and CEO of Credicard Group, CEO of Vivo SA, the largest mobile telecommunications company in Brazil, chair of Publicis Brazil and president of Natura SA. He has been serving as a board member for Edenred in France, Pão de Açúcar (Casino) and Natura SA in Brazil since 2011. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of Telefônica Brasil SA, RNI Negócios Imobiliários SA and Petrobras Distribuidora SA.

Tshamano Phaswana

Mr. Tshamano Mohau Frederik Phaswana serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Ltd. He holds the qualifications MA (Unisa) and BComHons (Rand Afrikaans University, now University of Johannesburg), and obtained a BA (philosophy, politics and economics) from Unisa in 2010. He joined Naspers as a director in 2003. He is joint chair of the Mondi Group and former chair of The Standard Bank Group and of Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.

Benedict van der Ross

Mr. Benedict James van der Ross is Non-Executive Independent Director of Naspers Ltd. He holds the qualification DipLaw (University of Cape Town) and is an admitted attorney. He has previously served, among others, on the boards of FirstRand Limited, MMI Holdings Limited, Pick ‘n Pay Holdings Limited, Distell Limited and Lewis Group Limited.

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