Greyling had been with Naspers for more than 18 years in various roles. He leaves with immediate effect, with Jim Volkwyn, the previous head of the group’s pay-television segment, taking the reins from 1 April.
Greyling was appointed to head up pay-TV operations in 2009.
In a short statement sent to shareholders, Naspers said: “Eben has been instrumental in building the group’s successful pay-TV businesses across the continent. Under his leadership over the last five years the subscriber base and turnover of the pay-TV businesses more than doubled. He has made a great contribution and delivered a sterling service to the group. The board wishes him all the best as he takes a break to prepare for the next phase of his career.”
Greyling served a number of roles at MultiChoice, including CEO and chief financial officer of the African business and chief financial officer for pay TV at Naspers subsidiary MIH Holdings. He joined the group in 1996 as group financial manager of MultiChoice Africa.
Before that, he held various positions at auditing firm PwC. — (c) 2014 NewsCentral Media