Koos Bekker has rejoined Naspers.
Bekker left Naspers in February 2014 after 17 years of overseeing growth that has transformed the publisher into an emerging-markets giant. He was succeeded by Bob van Dijk.
At the time, the company said Koos would stand down from the [DATA NPN:Naspers] board for a year. He intended to travel and research where the group’s next spurt of growth may come from.
On Monday, Naspers also announced the retirement of Ton Vosloo, who stepped down as non-executive chair, and will be succeeded by Koos.
The company also said that independent non-executive directors Messrs Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, have retired from the board.