Grit Real Estate Income Group: Leon Paul van de Moortele

Leon van de Moortele has been the Chief Financial Officer of Grit Real Estate Income Group since July 2015.

Leon van de Moortele was appointed CFO of Grit Real Estate in July 2015. After completing articles with PwC, Leon moved to the Global Risk Management Services within PwC, where he become the Senior Manager in charge of Data Management. In 2004, he moved to Solenta Aviation where he became Group Finance Director within 18 months.

During his tenure as Group Finance Director, the group expanded from 12 aircraft to 48 aircraft, operating in eight African countries (including South Africa, Mozambique, Algeria, Ghana, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire). He joined Mara Delta in April 2015 as CFO, where he has continued to utilise his tax structuring knowledge and experience in operating in Africa to expand the asset base of the group. He has a B.Compt Hons from UNISA.

Work
2015 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Grit Real Estate Income Group
2004 – 2015         Group Finance Director, Solenta
1998 – 2004         Senior Manager, PwC SA

Education
1997 – 1997         B.Compt, Hons Auditing, Tax and Accounting, UNISA
1994 – 1996         B.Compt, Auditing, Tax and Accounting, UNISA

About Grit Real Estate Income Group: Grit is a pan African property income fund focusing on African real estate assets (excluding South Africa), underpinned by predominantly US Dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality counterparties delivering sustainable income. Listed in July 2014, the Company holds dual primary listings on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) and on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Grit reported a revenue of R25.461 million in 2017.