October 1, 2023

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

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

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

The companies mentioned 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 12 months.

“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 workforce round me and to get began,” mentioned Ervin in an announcement.

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

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