Avusa Limited Group CEO Prakash Desai has been elected president of Print Media SA (PMSA), the body representing newspaper and magazine publishers and its constituent association, the Newspaper Association of South Africa (Nasa), according to a report on iol.co.za.


Desai succeeds Trevor Ncube, owner and CEO of The Mail and Guardian, and will fill the post initially for two years, PMSA said in a statement on Thursday.

Ncube steps down after a distinguished four years as president of PMSA and Nasa. His tenure was the longest of any PMSA president – from 2003 to 2005 and again from 2006 to 2008.

Desai was appointed to the PMSA board on August 17, 2006, when he also joined the board of Nasa. He has held a number of senior positions in the print media industry since 1999. Formerly, he was group finance and operations director of what was then Johnnic Publishing Limited.

Click here to read the full report, posted on iol.co.za.