Richard Lyon


Job Title: CFO

Company: Alvivia Holdings


Richard Lyon qualified as a CA in Scotland in 1983 and then joined Fisher Hoffman Stride in South Africa shortly thereafter. He served as a Financial Manager in Metro Cash and Carry for three years before taking on the Finance Director role in Cashbuild for seven years. He has been with Pinnacle and Axiz for 20 years and in general commerce for 31 years. He also fulfills the role of Group Risk Officer. Richard was appointed CFO of Alviva Holdings in January 2013.

2013 – Present    CFO, Alviva Holdings Ltd
                                Finance Director, Cashbuild
                                Financial Manager, Metro Cash and Carry
                                Article Clerk, Fisher Hoffman Stride

1983                       CA (Scotland)
                                BA Economics and Industrial Psychology

About Alviva Holdings: Alviva Holdings (previously Pinnacle Holdings) is one of Africa’s largest providers of information and communication technology products and services. They are made up of eight key companies who specialise in several countries around the world. The companies are:

Centrafin – offering a variety of turnkey solutions, insurance and financial products to customers wishing to acquire office automation and technology equipment.

Solareff - South African based leaders in renewable energy solutions across the commercial, agricultural, and industrial markets.

Datanet - Leaders in ICT Infrastructure Supply, providing structured cabling solutions, racking systems, purpose-built electronic enclosures, and products designed to complement infrastructure systems.

Modrac - Leading manufacturers of computer server racks and enclosures, from audio visual and multimedia equipment, to complex monitoring systems and extensive cabling solutions.

Axiz - interacting with thousands of businesses across Africa, it distributes value-added IT infrastructures from a variety of the world’s leading brands.

Pinnacle Business Solutions – Offering a full line of office automation, hardware and software products, implementation solutions and structured financial solutions.


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