Frans recently joined Enprotec as its Chief Financial Officer. Frans is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) with many of years’ experience working for a variety of companies.
After obtaining his Honours (B.Com Hon (Accounting)) and Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) from the North West University in Potchefstroom, Frans completed his articles with KPMG and qualified as a CA (SA). While doing his articles he gained experience in working with a number of different clients and sectors including platinum, chrome, gold and coal mining. Frans also completed his Masters degree in SA and International Taxes (M.Com (Tax)) part-time during his articles.
Upon completion of his articles Frans was appointed as the SA Statutory and Tax Leader at General Electric, a Fortune 500 multinational company. His responsibilities included ensuring that the SA operations complied with local statutory, company and tax laws while also advising on mergers and acquisitions, valuations and commercial contract risks and managing the external audit process. After 9 months he was promoted to Regional Statutory Leader for the Sub-Saharan Africa region where he was responsible for statutory and company compliance for all GE operations across all countries in the Sub-Sahara Africa region.
Before joining ENPROTEC, Frans was based in Uganda as the Regional Finance Manager for a forestry company that was responsible for operations in Uganda and Rwanda. Here he was responsible for the entire financial and commercial function of the company and dealt with customers across the East Africa Region, gaining invaluable experience.
Frans heads the financial and administrative function at ENPROTEC and is also responsible for improving commercial efficiency within the company.