Greg Kietzmann, Principal – Gauteng
Greg Kietzmann is an expert in finance operations due to his 28 years’ experience, over 14 of which have been in a senior managerial role. He completed his Executive Management Programme, mini MBA and B.Compt Honours. As a registered CA (SA), Greg has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1989.
Greg has been Divisional Financial Director with Fraser Alexander Tailings, a mining services company, for 14 years and has been involved in setting up companies in Africa, Australia and South America “from scratch”, creating and maintaining stakeholder relationships in the various territories, setting up financial, commercial and treasury systems and developing strong teams of people. This resulted in the direct responsibility of 15 business units (11 offshore), revenues of R1bn, assets R250m and a payroll of 3 500 people. He was member of the Tailings’ Divisional Exco as well as the Audit Committee and served as a Director on all the offshore entities. Greg wrote reports to the board with deep analytics and strategic trending information. His commercial responsibility included contract negotiation and signing, annual rates escalation and margin management.
Greg was Project Manager for the implementation of the Group’s new ERP system in March 2003 and other projects were a business case for a holding company in Mauritius in an attempt to manage the tax effective rate in Africa and to seek more efficient reward systems for the expats. He also project managed the various means of implementing the Indigenisation Act in Zimbabwe.
Greg served as a trustee of the Fraser Alexander retirement funds for 12 years and recently as chairperson for just over a year.
Prior to this he served 14 years with Stocks & Stocks Holdings Limited, a listed construction and property company, in a variety of positions such as Group Treasurer, Financial Director (Housing), Group Accountant (head office Pretoria) and Branch Accountant (Durban).
Greg completed his Articles with Deloitte, Haskens and Sells in Pietermaritzburg.
Greg is based in Johannesburg.