Basil Sgourdos


Job Title: CFO

Company: Naspers


Basil Sgourdos was appointed financial director of Naspers in July 2014. A qualified chartered accountant, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. from 1989 to 1994. Thereafter he joined Naspers, initially as the Finance Manager of the South African operations division in MultiChoice and then as CFO of Naspers’s investment in the Thai-listed United Broadcasting Corporation Pcl., where he remained for 10 years.

Sgourdos then spent two years in Amsterdam as general manager of pay-television business development globally, before being appointed as Group CFO of MIH in January 2009. He held this position until he became Group CFO of the Naspers group on 1 July 2014.

Basil was nominated for the CFO Awards 2019. 

2014 – Present    CFO/Fin Director Naspers group
2014 – Present    Executive Director Naspers LTD
2009 – 2016        Director MIH Naspers
2009 – 2014        CFO Internet, pay TV and international print Naspers

1988 – 1992       B.Com Wits University
1992 – 1993       B.Compt Honours Accounting UNISA

About Naspers: Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 120 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities. It runs some of the world’s leading platforms in internet, video entertainment, and media.

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