Steven Alberts, Principal – Pretoria
Steven is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has studied an MBA at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with only his thesis outstanding. He is an experienced finance executive, change agent and strategist that is a knowledgeable financial professional with a keen sense for business and operations. He has an excellent background in wholesale; logistics; agriculture and food processing; manufacturing; retail and FMCG as well as financial services.
Steven has particular strengths in areas such as finance, deal-making, strategic planning, operations, manufacturing, business development, people management, leadership, systems and organisational development. His business acumen and broad management experience and high levels of integrity have earned him respect in dealing at all levels of business.
Steven has Big 4 audit and accounting firm background (Wiehahn Meyernel, now PWC), where he gained experience working with clients operating in the financial services, FMCG, manufacturing, agricultural and financial services industries. He also has extensive experience in the agricultural; logistics and food processing industry having worked a number of years for a big multi-national agricultural and food processing company (Senwes) at various levels including as the top executive Financial Director.
Steven subsequently joined one of the companies he helped form during his tenure at Senwes (Profert Group), where he held a number of senior management positions including Group Director Corporate & Strategy as well as directorships in a multiple of subsidiaries of the Group. Subsequently he traded financial instruments (futures, options and shares) for own account for a number of years whilst studying his MBA. He then joined a top national meat importer/exporter/processor (Chester) as the Chief Operating Officer of the Wholesale division where he helped set a new course for the company, develop new strategies and unlock efficiencies.
Steven has travelled extensively and has done a multitude of business deals, locally and abroad, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions and is now pursuing his interest in professional services, working as a management consultant and entrepreneur.