Business Insider South Africa appoints editor
Media24 has announced the appointment of Helena Wasserman as the inaugural editor of Business Insider South Africa, with Phillip de Wet as associated editor. Business Insider South Africa launches in February 2018.
Wasserman is a seasoned financial journalist and editor who has more than 20 years’ experience on some of the country’s leading business titles, including Finweek, Fin24 and Sake24. Commenting on her appointment, she says, “As an avid reader of Business Insider for many years, I’m honoured to be involved in its launch in South Africa. Our team is looking forward to showcase the most exciting new developments in SA business and finance. Our aim is to empower the country’s next generation of executives with all the information they need, minus the boring bits.”
Wasserman and De Wet, who is currently associate editor of Mail & Guardian, will lead a strong team of journalists who will cover business innovation, technology, executive lifestyle and the personalities behind South Africa’s great companies and brands for a tech-savvy generation.
“Helena is the perfect person to launch this exciting new title in our business portfolio,” says Andreij Horn, CEO of 24.com. “She has the gravitas, flair and business acumen to launch the local version of this hugely successful international business brand in a society hungry for stories of business innovation, inspiration and prosperity.”