Hylton Appelbaum "is an executive director of Liberty Group Limited, a major South African financial institution as well as director of a range of companies involved in economic sustainability as well as education and media. In South Africa these include Classic FM South Africa; Design Africa Conceptions; Education Interactive Solutions; Electric Liberty; Kagiso Media; Kagiso Trust Investment Company; and Learning Channel Campus. Learning Channel has programs on SABC-TV as well as educational supplements in newspapers throughout South Africa, and also includes a Web site, www.learn.co.za, which is South Africa's largest educational Internet site. It also has inspired successful projects in rural schools around the country.
"Mr. Appelbaum is also a director of two South African not-for-profit companies, Buy-Afrika Trading and Institute for Global Dialogue. Outside of South Africa they are Education Interactive Inc.; Freeplay Energy Holdings and The Freeplay Foundation; Guardian Education Interactive and Learnthings Limited. Mr. Appelbaum helped start DEC (Disability Employment Concerns), the South African disability movement's economic empowerment investment vehicle, although he does not sit on its board, and also launched REC (Rehabilitation Employment Concerns), an economic empowerment investment and job creation program of NICRO, a national crime prevention initiative. He is a trustee of many South African foundations and non-profits, including Kagiso Trust; Distance Learning Trust; Donald Gordon Foundation; Faculty of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand; Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust; Liberty Foundation; Liberty Educational Foundation; Nelson Mandela Children's Fund; Tsitsikamma Regional Development Trust; United Communal Fund; Viva Trust; Western Cape Educational Trust and the Wits Law School Endowment Appeal. Mr. Appelbaum received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa." 
He is married to Wendy D. Appelbaum.