Stephanus van der Merwe In 60 Seconds

Experienced FD/CFO with multi-faceted career spanning 30 years across various industries, including commerce and industry, manufacturing, retail and mining. I am also a Business Rescue Practitioner registered with CIPC in South Africa. My passion as a Portfolio CFO, is to assist entrepreneurs and companies to generate real profits and cash flow to lead the lives they desire.

Specialist Skills

Cash flow Improvement

Business Turnaround

Business Planning

Top level plans with realistic budgets and forecasts


Key player in strategy setting and successful implementation

Investment Analysis

Pension and Provident Fund Trustee

Managing Risk

Risk identifying matrix and successful mitigation action implementation

Track Record Highlights

  • Effective and successful moving of large furniture chain financial and administrative office from Cape Town to Vereeniging in a record two months
  • Key player in successful migration of ERP systems to new platforms on three occasions
  • High level negotiations - presentation to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to dispute a unilateral gas price increase imposed on the company by Sasol Gas, resulting in 3 years phase-in
  • Set-up and implementation of International Group structure minimizing cross border complexities, managing risks and fiscal leakage
  • Investment policy setting and evaluation as a principal officer and trustee of company pension and provident fund, enabling life stage investment options for members
  • Business turnaround and cash flow improvement during severe economic turndown after 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Key participant and leader of strategy setting at various businesses

Sector Experience

  • Manufacturing - Transport & Logistics - Refractory, beverage and food can production
  • Construction
  • Retail - Consumer Products & Furniture
  • Mining - Resources & Energy
  • Banking - Financial Services
  • Agriculture Farming
  • Hospitality & Tourism

What's next?

To find out how we can help you scale faster, increase cash, profit and valuation and build the business which enables you to fulfil your life's ambition, please book your 30 minute Discovery Call below...

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