Ecsponent: Dirk van der Merwe

Dirk van der Merwe has been the Group Financial Director of Ecsponent since February 2018.

Dirk van der Merwe served as the Group’s Financial Director from September 2010 to December 2015 and acted as Company Secretary from 1 June 2016. He was re-appointed as Financial Director in February 2018. Dirk is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has gained experience across a wide range of industries and organisations during his career which included a decade at one of the big four international auditing firms, KPMG. Before this he worked as an Administrator at Nedbank. Dirk’s experience includes financial statement audits and financial reporting for a wide range of entities including publicly traded entities, governance and control assessments, and assurance services for large IT projects, risk management and exposure to corporate finance disciplines. He has a B.Compt from UNISA.

Work
2018 – Present    Group Financial Director, Ecsponent Ltd
2016 – 2018         Chief Financial Officer, ICA Consulting
2010 – 2015         Financial Director, Ecsponent Ltd
2006 – 2010         Director, ITAC Inc.
1997 – 2006         Associate Director, KPMG Inc.
1995 – 1996         Administrator, Commercial Credit, Nedbank

Education
1997 – 1997         B.Compt, Accounting and CTA, UNISA
1991 – 1995         B.Com, Accounting, UJ

About Ecsponent Ltd: Ecsponent Limited is listed on the JSE’s main board under the Financial Services ? Specialty Finance sector. It is a rapidly growing African financial services group with multiple subsidiaries and a footprint across South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Zambia.

The group predominantly creates wealth by investing in companies that offer a range of niche financial services.

Ecsponent reported a revenue of R321.8 million in 2017.