Bob van Dijk, the Chief Executive Officer at global consumer internet firm Prosus and Naspers, has resigned after ten years. However, he will remain as a consultant to the Boards until September 30, 2024.
After the resignation, Ervin Tu, presently Group Chief Investment Officer, has been appointed as Interim CEO, the company said in a statement.
Recently, Prosus underwent an internal reshuffle and spun off its edtech and food delivery vertical. The change was effective September 1, according to a report.
The company backs startups across sectors including online classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech and education technology in markets including India and Brazil. In India, Prosus is a top investor in Swiggy, PayU and Byju’s.
In August, the investment firm agreed to sell PayU’s Global Payments Organisation (GPO) business to Israel’s Rapyd for USD 610 million in cash, allowing its fintech arm to capitalise on growth opportunities in India.