Mike Sacher, Regional Director – Pretoria/Gauteng
Mike is an operationally and strategically proficient CA (SA) with extensive operational finance experience and well-rounded industry knowledge, with proven negotiating and leadership skills.
Having joined the FD Centre in February 2014 to provide companies with extensive professional business assistance and advice, Mike currently serves as Regional Director for the Pretoria and Northern region, as well as advising a portfolio of SME’s on anything from Strategic decision-making and funding to Mentoring. His extensive experience includes wholesale/retail FMCG, Distribution, Forex, Cell Phone Technology (4G) and Security industries.
Having served as the 2IC for a lengthy period at Trade Centre, which evolved into a R2.5bn SA Market Leader in the FMCG consumer goods market, Mike obtained extensive business experience. Post this appointment, he also held the position of Group Financial Director for Technogroup, a successful supplier of consumer brands to multinational businesses.
Always having a passion for cricket, Mike was elected onto the Gauteng Cricket Board in 2013 as a director and has served for this period to date, chairing both the Finance Committee as well as the Disciplinary Committee, and also currently serves as being an active member on the Audit & Risk and Finance and Procurement Sub-committees . He is also currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Wanderers Cricket Club and holds other board appointments in varying industries.
As a family man, Mike is married with two children and three grandchildren. On the sporting side, he has run 11 Comrades marathons (green number), as well as many years playing 1st League cricket. His interests include playing cricket, power walking, golf, trivia and numismatics.