– SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town – Naspers announced today that Mrs Liu Guijin and Hendrik du Toit will be appointed as independent non-executive directors with effect from 1 April 2016.
Mr Liu (69) is highly experienced in international affairs. He is the Dean of the China-Africa International Business School, Zhejiang Normal University and a past Chinese ambassador to South Africa (2001 -2007).
Mr du Toit (54) is the chief executive of Investec Asset Management and a director of Investec plc and Investec Ltd. He holds a MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University and a MCom in Economics from Stellenbosch University.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a broad-based multinational internet and media group offering services in more than 130 countries. Its principal operations are in ecommerce (i.e. classifieds, online retail, marketplaces, online comparison shopping, payments and online services), video-entertainment and print media. The group also has minority investments in listed, integrated social-network platforms Tencent (SEHK 0700) and Mail.ru (LSE: MAIL). Naspers is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).
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