Ariel Kolin, Principal – Western Cape
Ariel has 20 years’ experience as a CFO across various industries namely Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Wholesale & Distribution and High Tech.
He has had experience working with SMEs as well as with public companies.
Ariel is a qualified CA from the Israeli Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as a qualified US CPA and holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Ariel’s experience has been mostly with multinational companies, having worked in several countries across the globe. He has been involved with a global private label textile manufacturing company traded on Nasdaq and has managed a multinational company’s finances with 7 subsidiaries in 7 different countries which achieved successful growth and resulted in a multi-Billion Rand exit.
Ariel has a broad range of financial skills in a number of industries. In particular, system design and implementation, streamlining processes, driving automation and integration with technology.
Ariel’s most recent venture has been that of CFO and Co-CEO of weFix where he restructured the business through Business Rescue proceedings and then sold the business to new owners.
Ariel is also involved with Christel House where he is teaching financial literacy to Grade 11 and 12 students as a volunteer.
In his spare time, Ariel is a family man who enjoys spending time with his kids, reading and outings to the theatre with his wife.
Ariel, having travelled extensively around the globe, now enjoys exploring the beauty of the Western Cape and South Africa.