Land Bank: Bennie van Rooy

Bennie van Rooy has been Chief Financial Officer at the Land Bank since June 2015.

Benny Van Rooi has a B.Comm Honours from the University of Pretoria. He has been CFO of the Road Accident Fund and Head of Capital Management in Group Treasury at Absa Bank. Beeny was CEO of Consumer Finance for the JD Group where he worked for four years. Bennie has been CFO at the Land Bank since June 2015.

Work
2015 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Land Bank
2014 – 2015         Independent Consultant, Unattached
2013 – 2014         CEO: Consumer Finance, JD Group
2010 – 2013         Group Financial Director, JD Group
2007 – 2009         Head: Capital Management in Group Treasury, Absa Bank
2004 – 2004         Chief Financial Officer, Road Accident Fund

Education
1997 – 1997         B.Com, Hons/CTA, University of Pretoria
1994 – 1996         B.Com, North West University 

About Land Bank: Land Bank is a specialist agricultural bank guided by a government mandate to provide financial services to the commercial farming sector and to agri-business. They are required to make available new, appropriately designed financial products that would facilitate access to finance by new entrants to agriculture from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. It is working to transform the agricultural sector in South Africa by providing sustainable financing to emerging farmers as well as facilitating partnerships with established commercial farmers for technical support and the transfer of skills. The Land Bank Group has headquarters in Centurion, with operations across South Africa in nine provincial and 16 satellite offices with a staff complement of 465 employees as at 31 March 2017.

The Land Bank generated revenue of R79.664 million in 2017