Jacobus Petrus Bekker is a businessperson who founded MTN Group Ltd. and who has been the head of 5 different companies. Presently, Mr. Bekker is Non-Executive Chairman at Naspers Ltd. He is also Member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and on the board of 5 other companies.
Mr. Bekker previously occupied the position of Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at South Ocean Holdings Ltd. and Manager-Administration & Financial Operations at South Ocean Electric Wire Co. (Pty) Ltd. (a subsidiary of South Ocean Holdings Ltd.), Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Naspers Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer at MIH Holdings Pty Ltd. (a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd.), Member of South African Institute of Stockbrokers, Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Group (Pty) Ltd. and Director at MTN Group Ltd.
He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Stellenbosch, a graduate degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from Columbia University.