Jan de Wet, Principal – Pretoria
Jan’s career started at a medium sized audit firm in Pretoria whilst studying his post graduate qualifications part-time and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. He also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Pretoria.
He has more than 20 years’ financial and general management experience that includes auditing, treasury, corporate finance, debt raising, business rescue and corporate restructuring. After completing articles Jan spent 10 years in a corporate treasury environment that commenced with a JSE listing and SAP system implementation and ended with him heading the treasury and corporate finance department that managed a R11 billion debt portfolio and a billion dollar foreign currency exposure. Subsequently his career path moved to the logistics and freight forwarding industry as the national finance manager for an international concern and then a CFO role in a distressed construction company in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Prior to joining the FD Centre he held the CEO role at one of the largest home owners association and golf estates in South Africa. He also has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuations, financial risk management and the South African and international debt capital markets.
Jan is also has well-developed people management skills, sound business acumen and is constantly seeking insight in ways to improve and refine business processes to enhance an entity’s value proposition.