Naspers appoints LinkedIn vice president to board

02 Apr 2017

Emilie Choi (LinkedIn) has been appointed as an independent, non-executive director of Naspers with effect from April 21, the company announced. 

Emilie Choi, independent, non-executive director on Naspers board (photo from her LinkedIn page with thanks)

Choi (38) has experience in the fields of consumer internet, media, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mergers and acquisitions. She has been at LinkedIn since 2009, and is the company’s vice president and head of corporate development. Prior to that, she worked at Warner Bros. Entertainment, first in the division corporate business development and strategy, and then in digital business strategy and operations for Warner Bros. Television.

Choi also served as a senior analyst at Yahoo, Inc. Corporate Development, and began her career as an investment banking analyst at Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc..

 She holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on Aimgroup.com and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 30 years of experience in business journalism to the team. The last 17 years he focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, online editor, and translator. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa, where he worked as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 18 colleagues in 18 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.