Advtech Group: Didier Oesch

Didier Oesch has been Group Financial Director since August 2005. He is also a member of the investment and risk committees.

Didier qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 after completing his articles at Betty and Dickson. He gained considerable experience with the Nampak Group in various financial positions, culminating in a four-year term in Europe as Financial Director of Nampak Plastics Europe. Didier joined ADvTECH as Group Financial Manager. He was appointed a member of Exco and Group Financial Director in 2005.

Work
Aug 2005 – Present        Group financial director, Advtech
Oct 2000 – Dec 2004      Financial Director, Nampak Plastics Europe

Education
1983 – 1989                    B. Compt Hons, UNISA

About Advtech:The group had its origins in the founding of Rosebank College in 1948. It is a private education and placement group. It has three divisions: schools, tertiary, resourcing. 

ADvTECH has a portfolio of top schools including Crawford, Trinity House and Abbotts College and tertiary arms like Rosebank College.The company acquired a stake in a private tertiary institution, the University of Africa, in Zambia in 2016 and locally a 51% stake of Oxbridge Academy. In the schools division it acquired the Summit College. 

In the 2016 annual results, the group reported revenue growth of 24% to R3.35billion for the year to end-December, up from R2.72bn recorded during the corresponding period last year, while earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation jumped 33percent to R740.6m, up from R557.9m. 

Revenue for the year ended 2016 was R3 353 million and number of employees were 5916.