Kobus completed a BA, LLB and MBA at the University of Stellenbosch. He is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa as well as a Certified Financial Planner. In his professional career spanning more than 30 years, Kobus has served in various positions in the financial services sector. Kobus has been, inter alia, an estate and financial adviser and he is currently the Marketing Head: Sanlam Business Market. He oversees marketing in the business market.
He is the co-author of three books on financial planning and writes regular columns in various financial publications. He can also be heard on radio in financial advice programmes regularly.
Ferose is the Managing Director of AVTS Roadworthy Stations, employing about 80 staff members at seven branches in the Cape Peninsula. AVTS is well established in the vehicle inspection industry and is the only group of test stations in the country to have achieved SABS ISO 9001:2008 certification.
She currently serves as the President of the Retail Motor Industry, and has previously served on the boards of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency and the South African Roads Board, both appointments by the Minister of Transport. She was also the National Vice-President of the Businesswomen’s Association.
A retired admitted attorney with a BProc. Degree from UNISA, Nimo Naidoo is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship. Nimo has held many positions including being the Chair for SMME committee at the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2011; Vice president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2012; Executive committee member of the Business Women’s Association and member of the Judging panel for the Durban Chamber of Commerce/Standard Bank Business Awards from 2000 to 2010. She is most proud of her work with the Sathya Sai Organisation of SA where she has served in various positions since 1996.
From 1996 till 2014 Nimo worked for Business Partners Limited in many positions including as Assistant Legal General Manager and Assistant General Manager for Marketing. While at Business Partners Limited, Nimo managed the Entrepreneur of the Year® competition. Nimo holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently studying for her PhD.
Vincent is a Partner in PwC’s Banking and Capital Markets Assurance practice based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. He has a wide variety of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to various global financial services and consumer industrial products services clients, including retail and business banking, corporate transaction banking, central banks, stock brokers, private equity firms and investment holding firms.
Through these roles Vincent has gained extensive insight, knowledge and experience on these various industries including their respective challenges, risk management and controls. He also has extensive experience in the public sector having previously spent four years in this industry including performance audit reviews.
He also worked for PwC in New York and London’s financial services industries.
Tiisetso matriculated from Michaelhouse, KwaZulu Natal and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He currently serves as the Financial Manager overseeing Business Partners Limited’s International operations. He sits on the Group Treasury Committee and attends the Regional Investment Committee under standing invitation.
Prior to joining Business Partners in 2014, he spent 4 years on international assignments in Tehran, Iran and Lagos, Nigeria with audit firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo, in various capacities. During that time he also sat on numerous adjudication panels including the Eskom Development Foundation Business Investment Awards, the South African Music Awards and Multichoice’s African Film and Television Awards – the AMVCAs.
He completed his BAccSci at the University of the Witwatersrand and his CTA at the University of South Africa.