STRATO IT Group: Mervyn Coopen

Mervyn Coopen has been the Financial Director of STRATO IT Group since January 2013.

Interview: Education leads to success says Mervyn Coopen.

Mervyn Coopen started his career as an Accounts Clerk at Nampak. He served SAP Basis Consultant roles at Toyota South Africa and ERP.com Holdings. He served Director roles at SecureData Group and at his own company, Mervyn Coopen and Associates. While being the Director of his own company, he was also a Financial Consultant for Sanlam before stepping into his first Financial Director role at Gateway Technologies (Pty) Ltd. He was appointed FD of STRATO IT in January 2013. He has a B.Com from UNISA and an MBA from the University of Cumbria.

Work
2013 – Present    Financial Director, STRATO IT Group (Pty) Ltd
2007 – 2012         Finance Director, Gateway Technologies (Pty) Ltd
2005 – 2006         Financial Consultant, Sanlam
2005 – 2006         Director, Mervyn Coopen and Associates
2000 – 2005         Operations Director, SecureData Group
1999 – 2000         SAP Basis Consultant, ERP.com Holdings
1986 – 1999         SAP Basis Consultant, Toyota South Africa
1981 – 1985         Cost and Management Accounts Clerk, Nampak –                                                        Metal Box Main Tin Plant

Education
2013 – 2016         MBA, University of Cumbria
2010 – 2013         B.Com, Accounting and Finance, UNISA
1981 – 1985         Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting,                                                              ML Sultan Technicon
1976 – 1980         Matric, Meadowlands Secondary School

About STRATO IT Group (Pty) Ltd: STRATO IT Group’s business is the provision of business system solutions that are fit for purpose, seamlessly integrated and cost effectively implemented and supported. STRATO engages with organisations that wish to improve their competitiveness, performance and productivity – businesses that embrace information technology and want to exploit the potential that it brings.