South Ocean Holdings: Jacobus Bekker

Jacobus Bekker has been the Chief Financial Officer of South Ocean Holdings since February 2007.

Jacobus (Koos) Bekker has been Chief Financial Officer of South Ocean Holdings and an Executive Director since February 2007. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Radiant from October 2009 until May 2010. He joined South Ocean Holdings in July 2001 as Administration and Financial Operational Manager. 

Koos entered the accounting profession in 1978 and was appointed audit partner in 1986. He served as an audit partner with a medium-sized firm and also one of the big four firms during his career as an auditor. He left the auditing profession in 1997 and opened a stockbroking firm in the Eastern Cape. He qualified as a stockbroker in 1999 and was a member of the South African Institute of Stock Brokers until 2001. Koos is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.

2015 – Present    Non-Executive Director, Maspers Ltd
2012 – Present    Non-Executive Director, Tencent Holdings Ltd
2008 – 2014         Group Chief Executive Officer, Naspers Ltd
2007 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, South Ocean Holdings Ltd
2009 – 2010         Chief Executive Officer, Radiant Lighting (Pty) Ltd
2001 – 2007         Administrative and Financial Operational Manager, South                                            Ocean Holdings Ltd
1999 – 2001         Member, South African Institute of Stock Brokers
1997 – 2014         Director, Naspers
1995 – 1997         Director, NetHold 
1985 – 1997         Founder, Chief Executive Officer, MIH Group

1974                       BA Hons, Law, University of Stellenbosch
1975                       Hons, Languages, University of Stellenbosch
1978                       LLB, WITS
1984                       MBA, Columbia University, New York
                                Matric, Hoër Volkskool Heidelberg

About South Ocean Holdings: South Ocean Holdings Limited (SOH) has been listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since February 2007, in the Electronic and Electrical Equipment sector. SOH has four wholly-owned subsidiaries: South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd (SOEW), Radiant Group (Pty) Ltd (Radiant),  Anchor Park Investments 48 (Pty) Ltd (Anchor Park) and Icembu Services (Pty) Ltd (Icembu). 

Its products are sold to wholesalers and distributors who supply mainly the building and construction industries.

South Ocean Holdings reported a revenue of R1.777 billion for the year ended 31 December 2016.