About Naspers Online Classifieds
Naspers is a leading multinational group delivering cutting edge content and commerce in 140 countries around the world. With US$6bn in annual revenues, they attain powerful positions in markets that present significant growth opportunities. OLX is Naspers’ consumer brand in online classifieds. Online classifieds is the fully democratic consumer to consumer (C2C) trading of used goods through an online platform. Naspers is building powerful positions in their target markets by developing or acquiring successful businesses and growing them into market leaders. They unite many cultures and styles and maximize value by encouraging bottom-up entrepreneurship, backed by group strength. Their purpose in the world is to improve people’s lives by bringing them together for win-win exchanges.
The business model of online classifieds has proven successful in developed economies. Naspers is now replicating this success in markets with huge potential and is uniquely positioned to bring this to fruitition. Naspers has an enviable track record of entrepreneurial growth in the southern hemisphere, with access to large revenue streams from previous investments in Tencent, e-commerce and pay television. This strong financial position provides the backing for a confident and long-term classifieds strategy.
Global Leadership Gateway (GLG) – leadership in e-commerce
Naspers Classifieds currently employs almost 2,000 professionals and is active in more than 40 countries. Their global footprint will rapidly expand over the next years, requiring a solid talent pipeline of future global leaders. People moving through the ranks as Country Manager or Functional Leader, regional CEO or COO and eventually member of the Global Executive Team. The GLG program consists of two rotational assignments of each taking place over a period of nine months combined with an intensive mix of formal training, coaching, mentoring and peer group inspiration.
Candidates for the Global Leadership Gateway come from first tier strategy consulting, have recently finished their MBA at one of the worlds leading international business schools and are now ready to switch their careers from consulting to e-commerce.