Muhammad's appointment follows the resignation of John Paul de Freitas as Sea Harvest CFO.
Sea Harvest Group has announced the appointment of its current chief investment officer Muhammad Brey as CFO with effect from 1 May 2020.
This follows the resignation of John Paul de Freitas to pursue personal interests. He has agreed to work his notice period of three months during which he will do a formal handover to Muhammad.
Muhammad joined Sea Harvest in October 2016 as chief investment officer. After completing his articles at KPMG, he joined the corporate finance division of Nedbank Capital where he implemented a number of mergers, acquisitions, listings and BEE transactions. In 2009, he joined Brimstone as managing executive.
In a statement, the Sea Harvest board thanked John for his “performance over the past six years and his role in the successful listing of the company on the JSE and the subsequent integration of the various acquisitions within Sea Harvest”.
John joined Sea Harvest as CFO in March 2014. Prior to joining the group, John was finance and commercial director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing in the UK. Before that he held a number of senior roles at Aviva, including finance director of the RAC in the UK. He is a qualified CA(SA) and completed his articles at Mazars.