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Craig Enenstein (45) is currently 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 Mr Enenstein in 2005. He holds an MBA Finance (Wharton School of Business), an MA International Studies (Lauder Institute: University of Pennsylvania) and a BA (University of California: Berkeley).
Nolo Letele (64) 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 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). His directorships include BuiltAfrica Proprietary Limited.
Roberto Oliveira de Lima (63) from Brazil is a board member of Telefonica Brasil, Natura Cosmeticos, Rodobens Negócios Imobiliarios, Grupo Pao de Açucar in Brazil and Edenred in France. He also serves as board member on pro-bono basis in Abrinq, Centro de Pesquisas Tecnologicas - CpqD and Fundação Mata Atlantica.
Yuanhe Ma (73) retired from his post as head of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's (SARFT's) office in Hong Kong in March 2002, where he worked for three years. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked as director-general of the foreign affairs department of SARFT. He worked in SARFT for more than 30 years. He graduated from Beijing Broadcasting Institute's Foreign Language Department.
Boetie van Zyl (75) holds the qualifications PrEng and BScEng (mechanical) (UCT). He joined Naspers as a director in 1988. He is a director of the Peace Parks Foundation and a trustee of WWF South Africa. He is chair of the audit, risk and social and ethics committees of Naspers and a member of the human resources and remuneration committee and nomination committee of Naspers.
Cobus Stofberg (63) is a founder member of M-Net in 1986. He served as CEO of the MIH group from 1997 to 2011, and has been instrumental in the expansion of the group. Prior to joining M-Net, he was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.). He holds a BCom (Law) and LLB from Stellenbosch, BCompt (honours) from Unisa and qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa.
Bob van Dijk (41) was appointed chief executive of Naspers in April 2014. He joined as Allegro Group CEO in August 2013 and was promoted to CEO Global Transaction eCommerce in October 2013. He has over 10 years of general management experience in online growth business, mainly with eBay and Schibsted, spanning the online marketplaces, online classifieds and etail segments. Most recently he was vice-president and general manager of eBay Germany and Europe emerging markets. Prior to his general management career, Bob was an entrepreneur and he started his career in McKinsey with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and media. Bob has an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Rachel Jafta (53), MEcon and PhD, is a professor in 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 board member of the South African Institute of Race Relations. She is a member of the nomination committee at Naspers and the human resources and remuneration committee of Media24. She is chair of the human resources and remuneration committee of Naspers and the nomination committee of Media24. She was appointed chair of the Media24 board in April 2013 and is a member of the Naspers social and ethics committee.
Debra Meyer (47) was appointed as director in 2009. She is a professor of biochemistry and heads this department at the University of Pretoria. She was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Davis (University of California) where she obtained a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. She regularly publishes HIV/Aids research in science journals and organises education and community service projects on this topic. 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. She is a published poet and has received several awards in her area of expertise. She serves as trustee or board member of several organisations including Dagbreektrust, Media24, and the council of North-West University.
Fred Phaswana (69) holds the qualifications MA and BComHons, and obtained a BA (philosophy, politics and economics) from Unisa in 2010. He joined Naspers as a director in 2003. He is chair of The Standard Bank Group and of Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and joint chair of Mondi Group.
Steve Pacak (59) 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 Media24 and MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies in the wider Naspers group. He was appointed an executive director of Naspers in 1998.
Ton Vosloo (76) became managing director of Naspers in 1984, serving as executive chair from 1992 to 1997. Mr Vosloo worked as a journalist from 1956 to 1983 and as editor of Beeld from 1977 to 1983. Until recently he was a director of Media24 and MultiChoice South Africa Holdings. He is the non-executive chair of the board of Naspers, a position he has held since 1997. He is a former chair of Sanlam, M-Net, WWF South Africa and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. He was awarded the Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 1970. Mr Vosloo has been awarded three honorary doctorates.
Ben van der Ross (67), who holds the qualification DipLaw (UCT) and is an admitted attorney, is chair of Strategic Real Estate Management Proprietary Limited, the managers of the Emira Property Fund. He also serves, inter alia, on the boards of FirstRand Limited, MMI Holdings Limited, Pick n Pay Stores Limited, Distell Limited and Lewis Group Limited.
Don Eriksson (68) is a chartered accountant (SA) and an honorary life member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). Don is currently chair of Oakleaf Insurance Company Limited, Insurance Outsourcing Managers Holdings Limited, Renasa Insurance Company, Summerfield Retirement Village and the remuneration committee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme. He is also a member of the audit and risk committees of Discovery Health Medical Scheme. He served on the council of the IOD for a number of years and is an active member of its audit committee forum.
Francine-Ann du Plessis (59) has been a director of Naspers since 2003 and holds the qualifications BComHons (taxation), LLB and CA(SA). Although she is admitted as an advocate of the Cape High Court, she practises as a chartered accountant and is a director of Loubser du Plessis Inc. She is a member of the audit and risk committees of Naspers. She also serves on the boards of Standard Bank, ArcelorMittal and Life Healthcare.
Mark Sorour (52) joined the Naspers group in 1994 heading up business development and corporate finance throughout Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, China, Europe, USA and Asia. Following assignments located in Hong Kong and Amsterdam, he returned to Cape Town in 2002 as the group chief investment officer. Since then he has had global responsibility for equity capital markets and merger and acquisitions activities. Mark is a qualified chartered accountant holding a BComm, Dip Acc, CA(SA).

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