Koos Bekker is CEO of Naspers, the emerging markets media group operating in 129 countries. He led the founding team of M-Net in 1985, which resulted in pay TV operations today spanning 48 countries in Africa. In the early 1990's MTN was launched together with partners. Koos served as CEO of the MIH group until 1997, when he took over at Naspers. Since then the group moved strongly into the internet.
Today Naspers has a presence in the internet in Eastern Europe, Latin America, China, India, Russia, and leads in pay TV in Africa. It also has various print titles in South Africa. Koos served on the local organising committee for the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup, as well as on various other bodies.