Who is Naspers’s first foreign CEO?
Van Dijk, based in the Netherlands, is the first foreigner to head Naspers – a blue-blood SA firm that began life as De Nasionale Pers Beperkt in 1915
Bob van Dijk spends about 200 days of the year travelling. He’s seen more airport lounges than is surely good for anyone, but that’s what happens when you run a business with operations in 120 countries. And if you keep a decentralised management team who wants face-time with the CEO. "We do see each other a lot," he tells the FM.
Van Dijk is based in the Netherlands, the country of his birth. He’s also the first foreigner to head Naspers — a blue-blood SA firm that began life as De Nasionale Pers Beperkt in 1915.