Meet the Executives

The Board

Renier van Rensburg
Chief Finance Officer

Renier joined the Atterbury Group in April 2012 as CFO of the newly formed Atterbury Africa Fund. He qualified as a CA(SA) in 1999 and completed his articles with Ernst & Young. Since completing his articles he has held various senior management and executive positions. He spent most of his time in the medical and property developed industries. Here he has been responsible for managing various administrative departments and fulfilling the role of CFO. He has a keen interest in supporting and mentoring of employees to reach their organizations’ goals. He has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, structuring and implementing of new projects.

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WYNAND BAARD
FINANCE MANAGER

Wynand finished his articles at Deloitte and qualified as CA (SA) in 2009. He then joined the corporate division at Famous Brands Ltd, where his main responsibilities were group- reporting and tax. He was involved in the restructuring of the group and mergers and acquisitions. He joined the Atterbury Group in 2011 as group finance manager of Atterbury Investment Holding Ltd, before moving to the Africa division in 2013.

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Mark Korten
Attorney Korten Consulting Ltd

Mark is a specialist (locally and internationally) in tax and commercial law having gained over 18 years of experience. He has extensive expertize in considerations, negotiations, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, shareholder agreements, leases and service agreements. Mark has two degrees, the first a Bachelor of Commerce, with majors in Accounting and Economics and a Bachelor of laws from the University of Cape Town as well as a High Diploma in Tax Law. He has given valuable insight to clients on legal issues, fund management, financial services, labour broking and commodity exploration in Africa. He is the co-founder of Korten Hipener Faber Goërtz and is involved in entrepreneurial ventures such as his company called Resourcing for Africa.

Mark immigrated to Mauritius in 2008, where he remains a permanent resident. He is one of the first foreign attorney’s to be licensed under the regulation laws of Mauritius. Mark is practising as an independent advisor and international tax consultant for Korten Consulting Ltd as well as acting as director for Mauritius-based companies. Mark is a member of the exchange control and tax matters committee at the Law society of South Africa and he is a member of the South Africa-Mauritius Chamber of Commerce. He has been published and lectures at the University of San Diego as well as seminars.

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Louis van der Watt
Managing Director – Atterbury Property Developments

Louis co-founded Atterbury in 1994. He is a chartered accountant and passed the CIMA (UK) examination in 1992. Currently Louis acts as Chief Executive Officer of the Atterbury group. Under his leadership, the property investment company, Attacq Limited, was formed in 2005 and successfully listed on the main board of the JSE in October 2013.

At the age of 16, Louis received the Beeld and Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs award. In 2009 he is also awarded the Christo Wiese Medal for Entrepreneurship from the South African Academy for Science and Arts, received the University of Pretoria Laureate Award in 2012 as well as the Capital City Business chamber Business leader of the year award in 2015.

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PIETER PRINSLOO
Chief Executive Officer

Pieter previously held the position of CEO of Hyprop for seven years from 2002 to 2009. He was re-appointed to the position with effect from 1 May 2011. A quantity surveyor, he has been engaged in every aspect of property development, management and finance for over 20 years, having worked previously at Sanlam Properties, Standard Bank Properties and ABSA Commercial Property Finance.

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MORNÉ WILKEN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - ATTACQ

Morné is a qualified industrial engineer who obtained his B.Eng.(Honours) Industrial degree from the University of Pretoria. Leading Attacq’s strategy to list on the JSE, Morné has extensive experience in property development, property investment, property finance, corporate restructuring and acquisitions. Morné spent 10 years in the Property Finance Division of First National Bank and Rand Merchant Bank (both divisions of FirstRand Bank Limited) where he excelled as a top dealmaker. Morné then led the strategic roll-out and development of the Waterfall business estate in Midrand for Attacq before joining Attacq in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer. Morné was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

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BILAL SASSA
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bilal Sassa, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He also holds a Stock broking licence from the Financial Services Commission since 1999. Bilal joined Cim Stockbrokers in 2001 as Financial Analyst where he became General Manager in 2005. In June 2008 Bilal was appointed General Manager of IMM before taking over the role of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Global Businesses at Cim. Bilal was also a Director on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius between 2004 and 2010 and has been a Director of Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd between 2004 and 2009.

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SANDEEP FAKUN
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sandeep Fakun is a Fellow of the Chartered and Certified Accountants of UK and a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners of UK. He started his career in the Public Sector and then moved to De Chazal du Mee & Co where for 8 years he worked on several audit and consultancy assignments for companies ranging from manufacturing, distribution, agricultural, banking and insurance. Prior to joining the Cim Group in December 2008, Sandeep has worked as consultant for Multiconsult Ltd and as Director - Trust and Company administration for Simcocks Trust (Mauritius) Limited where he was extensively involved in the structuring, setting-up and administration of Global Business entities. Sandeep is now involved as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Services Team of Cim Global Management and also acts as director on the board of several client companies.

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