Prosus, Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk abruptly steps down

Prosus, Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk abruptly steps down

Bob van Dijk, the chief govt of Dutch e-commerce investor Prosus and its controlling shareholder Naspers, has unexpectedly resigned from the highest function and from the board with rapid impact. Ervin Tu, Prosus’ Group Chief Funding Officer, has been elevated to the place of interim chief govt for corporations that maintain vital stakes in main commerce enterprises and startups worldwide.

The corporations didn’t say why Van Dijk, 50, was leaving. The information press launch from the corporations didn’t embody an announcement from Van Dijk, who assumed the highest function on the corporations in 2014.

“The Boards of Prosus and Naspers wish to thank Bob for his management over a full decade,” stated Koos Bekker, chair of Prosus in an announcement. “Throughout this time substantial companies had been established in Classifieds, Meals Supply and Funds, whereas we additionally entered a number of new fields. We respect Bob’s contributions and want him a lot success along with his future profession.”

The corporations stated their boards and Van Dijk “mutually agreed” that he’ll step down from his place. He’ll proceed to seek the advice of the board for a yr.

“Prosus is working with momentum. I’m honored to imagine the function and assist form the way forward for the Group. I couldn’t be extra excited in regards to the group round me and to get began,” stated Ervin in an announcement.

A $32 million 2001 funding in Tencent propelled Naspers to turn into a number one international investor. Over the previous twenty years, the corporate has solidified its place as a dominant backer, funneling funds into varied corporations, together with StackOverflow, Udemy, PayU, Byju’s, Swiggy, and Meesho.

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