POSITION: Managing Director at Bidvest Bank Limited
Japie has been CEO of Bidvest Financial Services and Managing Director of Bidvest Bank since October 2013. Before this he was Managing Director of Endless Rewards South Africa and a partner in Nucleus Supply Chain Management.
From April 2008 to November 2009, Japie was the Executive Director of Pam Golding Properties (PGP), the largest property group in South Africa. Here he was responsible for the commercial arm of PGP, their franchise business and their international business. At the same time, Japie was a director of OOBA, one of the largest mortgage originators in South Africa.
Preceding this he was CEO of Old Mutual Bank for five years, one of the fastest growing banks in the country. Before heading up Old Mutual Bank, Japie held various senior management positions with Old Mutual, Sappi and Coca-Cola where he was Senior Brand Manager for Coca-Cola Tab and Diet Coke for Southern Africa. He was Marketing Executive for M-Tel (a mobile phone service provider) and was involved at the very start of the mobile telephony industry in South Africa.
Japie holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business.