Chris Sherwood was appointed Head of Public Policy for Naspers in late 2016, creating the function from scratch. In this role, he is responsible for Naspers’ own policy priorities globally, as well as for providing support to group companies. Chris moved to Naspers from the Allegro Group, where he was the first permanent Brussels public policy professional to be employed by a European Internet company. While at Allegro, he co-founded and chaired the European Tech Alliance for its first year. He previously worked for Yahoo! as Director for Public Policy, and at the US Department of Commerce at the US Mission to the EU, where he worked on ICT sector-related issues, including privacy and environmental rules. He has also been a public affairs consultant in Brussels and an IT systems implementation consultant. He has Masters Degrees in German and European Studies. He speaks fluent English, French, German, and Polish. He has UK, French, and US nationalities.

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Head of Public Policy