Dean Meyer – Regional Director, Boland
Dean is a qualified Chartered Accountant having studied at University of Cape Town. The early part of Dean’s career saw him gain extensive experience in financial services, working at Swiss Re as CFO for the Africa region and thereafter at Old Mutual as Group Financial Controller.
Thereafter, Dean relocated overseas, working in the Middle East and East Africa. He played a number of different roles in this time but with a particular emphasis on turnaround situations and taking small and new businesses through a rapid growth phase to maturity. A particular success was with the Abu Dhabi based Sorouh Real Estate which grew from start up to the regions largest developer in two years as well as with VFSTasheel which grew from start up to a 40 country wide organisation in a similar time.
These experiences have given Dean a broad range of financial skills in a number of industries. In particular, system design and implementation, company and balance sheet restructuring and sound financial planning are amongst his biggest strengths. In addition to financial services, he has been exposed to real estate and construction, manufacturing and engineering and travel services.
Living in the Winelands, Dean is regularly found on the many golf courses and cycling tracks in the area and is passionate about the successes of the local wine and fruit industries as well as enjoying them.