Vasileios Sgourdos was appointed to the Board in October 2010. A chartered accountant, he became Group Chief Financial Officer for MIH which owns South African listed Naspers’ Internet and Pay TV businesses in January 2009. He was formerly director of Abril SA, Latin America’s leading magazine publisher and serves on the Board of a number of other companies in the Naspers Group. He was also appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Naspers Group and a director on the Naspers board July 1, 2014. From 2007, he was General Manager for Business Development Pay Television at Naspers in The Netherlands and from 1997 to 2007, was CFO at Thai listed pay TV operator UBC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and is an Honours Bachelor in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. He is a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.