Frans is a Chartered Accountant with more than 14 years commercial financial management experience, having obtained his BCom degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and hisBCompt Accounting Science (Honours) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He completed his articles with PKF (Port Elizabeth) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003. Frans has held financial leadership positions in international manufacturing and fin-tech organisations, including 7 years as Financial Director for medium size JSE listed companies. He matriculated from an agricultural school, and has a passion for commercial farming.
As a senior analyst Andries is responsible for investment analysis, preparing investment proposals and assisting in transaction execution. He brings to the team varied knowledge, including risk management and financing in agricultural environments.
Zipozetu is responsible for assisting the senior bookkeeper in maintaining financial records by recording day to day financial transactions and general admin duties and handling other farms administrative support. Zipozetu obtained B-Tech in Internal Auditing from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Peter Drucker
Lyle has a strong background in all aspects of environmental science, as well as a tacit understanding of the implementation of environmental policies, guidelines, norms and standards. This is coupled with over 5 years of experience in the field of conservation biology and environmental management. During his tenure in the public, private and parastatal environmental sectors he had developed a holistic view of conservation and sustainable development.
Whilst at the Agricultural Research Council and pursuing his Masters degree he worked with communal farmers and fellow researchers in addressing their needs and challenges.
Carl is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years professional experience. He obtained his BCom Rationum (Accounting, Economics, Business Management) degree and BCom Accounting (Honours) degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). He completed his articles at KPMG Inc (Port Elizabeth) and has subsequently gained exposure to the financial services industry at KPMG (Isle of Man) and Baker Tilly Channel Islands Limited (Jersey, Channel Islands). His responsibilities at UFF African Agri Investments are to provide investment support across the entire investment process, as well as assuming the financial reporting responsibilities of the respective fund investments.