Business Insider editor appointed

12 January 2018

Helena Wasserman appointed editor of Business Insider South Africa

Media24 has announced the appointment of Helena Wasserman as the inaugural editor of Business Insider South Africa. Helena is a seasoned financial journalist and editor with more than 20 years’ experience on some of the country’s leading business titles, including Finweek, Fin24 and Sake24.

Business Insider, the innovative digital news brand of the global business community, and Media24 announced the launch of Business Insider South Africa in December 2017.

“Helena is the perfect person to launch this exciting new title in our business portfolio,” said Andreij Horn, CEO of “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.”

Said Wasserman, “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.”

Phillip de Wet has been appointed as associated editor. De Wet, currently associate editor of Mail & Guardian, is an award-winning journalist known for his sharp analysis of current affairs.

Wasserman and De Wet 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. Business Insider South Africa launches in February.

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