Burgert Blom, Principal – Pretoria
Burgert is a results-driven professional with 20 years’ experience across various industries which includes the following positions; Financial Director, Chief Executive Officer, Risk Manager and Credit Manager at ABSA Bank’s National Credit Office for medium to large businesses.
Burgert was at a strategic and operational level involved to align MAN Financial Services with the expectations of the joint venture partners ABSA Bank and the holding company for MAN trucks in Germany. He joined MAN as Risk Manager for South Africa post implementation and was responsible for an advances book in excess of R3 billion.
His career started at a medium sized auditors firm, studying part-time and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). His passion towards his client was evident right from the beginning and resulted in re-focussing his expertise towards medium to large businesses. In 2007, Burgert left his corporate career to embark on an entrepreneurial venture as a consultant. His skill set includes general tax advisory services, business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, group re-structuring, design and implementation of financial reporting systems and credit risk management.
Other achievements include the assessment, turnaround and delisting of African Brick Centre, Ltd post the meltdown of the building industry during 2008 to 2009, Executive Director of a project management company contracted to three major telecommunication players in Southern Africa and various fiduciary appointments in Southern Africa.
Burgert’s passion is to strategically influence the goals and outcomes of businesses on the African continent.
Today Burgert offers his skills through the FD Centre and is based in Pretoria.