Jacques Bestbier


Job Title: CFO

Company: Lewis Group


Jacques Bestbier was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Lewis Group in June 2017. Prior to this he served as General Manager: Finance since joining in 2012. He is an experienced Chartered Accountant (SA) with a background in the short-term insurance, banking and retail sectors. Prior to joining Lewis, he spent six years with the Shoprite Group in financial and divisional management roles. He has a B.Com Honours and a B.Compt Honours from UNISA.

2017 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Designate, Lewis Group Ltd
2016 – 2017         Acting Head of Human Resources, Lewis Group Ltd
2012 – 2016         General Manager Finance, Lewis Group Ltd
2010 – 2012         Deputy Division Manager, The Shoprite Group of Companies
2006 – 2010         Divisional Financial Manager, Shoprite
2004 – 2006         Audit Senior, Logista Chartered Accountants
1999 – 2004         Commercial Banker, BoE Bank

2007                       CA(SA), SAICA
2004                       B.Compt, Honours, Accounting, UNISA
1997                       B.Com, Honours, UNISA
1992 – 1994         B.Com, University of Stellenbosch 
1986 – 1990         Paul Roos Gymnasium

About Lewis Group Ltd: Lewis Group Limited is a credit retailer selling household furniture and electrical appliances. The Company's segments include Lewis, Best Home and Electric, and Beares. The company's Lewis brand has approximately 530 stores, including over 70 stores in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland; Best Home and Electric brand has over 130 stores; and Beares brand has over 110 stores. Best Home and Electric is a retailer of electrical appliances, sound and vision equipment and selected furniture lines. Beares is focused on offering a range of aspirational furniture. The company's products are sourced from a range of local and international suppliers. The company's retail chains are supported by Monarch Insurance Company Limited, the company's short-term insurer that offers a range of optional short-term insurance products to customers purchasing merchandise on credit. The company's other subsidiary is Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited, which offers a range of furniture and appliances.


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