Asset Management & Finance
Jacques has held several senior financial and management positions over the last 30 years in various consumer businesses.
In the last 25 years he has worked alongside Vivian Imerman to turnaround and grow businesses in South Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and South America. The most recent business to be restructured and brought to a position of achieving its potential was Whyte and Mackay where, as Chief Financial Officer he led the financial restructuring of the business and helped to negotiate a successful exit by selling it to the UB Group. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Del Monte Foods from 1993 to 2003. This group, which had operations in the U.K., Europe, Africa and Asia, was restructured and grown both through organic re-alignment and acquisitions.
Prior to joining up with Vivian in Nabisco South Africa, where he was CFO, Jacques worked at Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and Standard Bank. He is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA degree from the University of Witwatersrand.