Willem van Biljon has joined online retailer, Takealot.com, as co-CEO and chief technology officer.
A technology entrepreneur, Van Biljon co-founded Mosaic Software, the creators of the Postilion payment system, and was one of the leaders who built Amazon’s EC2 cloud service and Nimbula.
Commenting on van Biljon’s appointment, CEO Kim Reid said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Willem’s stature, a takealot.com board member since August 2011, join us in an executive capacity in our Cape Town head office.
“He has a world-class technical background paired with serious business acumen making him ideal to join our team and contribute to taking takealot.com from a challenger brand to SA market leader in online retail.”
Takealot.com recently announced an investment of US$100 million led by Tiger Global Management for continued expansion in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.