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Helgardt L. Verified

Chief Financial Officer

Hourly Rate: R 1500 ph

22 years experience

Cape Town

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Dear Sir / Madam, With 19-years’ experience in the highly regulated Financial Services Sector I have successfully led the financial function of high-profile businesses including PSG Konsult Ltd and Barclays Africa Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (“WIMI”). Having worked as a CFO in emerging and established markets, I excel in strategic planning, understand regulatory compliance across jurisdictions and can lead high-performance international teams. As such, I confidently believe I could become a very valuable asset to your business. Since 2017 I have been a founding member of Tribune South Africa (Pty) Ltd, introducing pioneering fuel and emission saving technologies to the market. Much of my work with the start-up has been establishing clear financial policies and procedures, pitching to investors, and building positive working relationships with government bodies to secure empowerment partnerships. Prior to this I held several executive-level positions with Barclays Group including CFO of Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance Africa; ABSA Life Investment Committee, Actuarial Review Committee membership; and Interim CEO of Barclays Insurance Tanzania. In these positions I leveraged my technical knowledge, analytical approach and interpersonal skills to monitor complex financial operations, transactions, acquisitions and green-field projects. My aim was driving the sustainable, profitable and compliant growth of Barclays across all subsidiaries in Africa. I proved to be a trusted member of the executive leadership team, supporting the CEO to make informed financial decisions, effectively planning all budgets and milestones, as well as holding professionals to account for accurate reporting, policy compliance and best practice. During my tenure at Barclays Africa Group I also served as WIMI’s Business Transaction Leader specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions for WIMI in South Africa and the rest of Africa, including both green-fields and acquisition targets. My responsibilities included S52 applications to SARB and Competition Commission applications and interactions with these regulatory institutions. My experience at both Barclays and PSG Konsult included managing the full financial function over various teams and subsidiaries across multiple geographies with extensive exposure to wealth and investment management (eg at Barclays WIMI analysing prospective acquisition targets in the wealth and asset management sector, serving on various investment committees and through PSG Online, PSG Financial Planning and PSG Asset Management). My key qualities include the ability to recruit, upskill and retain key talent; experience consolidating complex qualitative and quantitative findings into clear, comprehensive reports; early career experience in auditing complex entities; and a positive, proactive approach. Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can arrange an interview to discuss my application in greater depth. Yours faithfully, Helgardt Lindes

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