Takealot.com has announced the appointment of Willem van Biljon to its Board and Jacques Van Niekerk to the executive team. Willem van Biljon is one of South Africa’s tech stars, having been with Amazon.com and one of the team leads who started EC2 (Amazon’s Cloud solution). Willem is South African born and raised and prior to Amazon co-founded Mosaic software. Most recently, Willem co-founded Nimbula, a Cloud infrastructure software company funded by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.
Jacques Van Niekerk is a seasoned Internet executive having been with MIH/Naspers since 2006. Van Niekerk will replace the current CTO, David Turner.