About Us

Executive Directors

Merwe Scholtz – BComm (Law)

Executive Chairman

Merwe completed his studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 1998 after which he commenced his career at Capitec Bank. He founded a number of lending businesses during the period 2005 to 2017. During 2019 he consolidates his interest in Genfin.

Tom Flannery

Executive Director of Genfin
Chairman of Reward Investments Limited

Tom’s expertise covers many disciplines, including banking and all forms of secured lending, such as invoice finance, bridging loans, hire purchase and leasing. Tom’s considerable experience includes more than 30 years in secured lending, mainly with Yorkshire Bank, Euro Sales Finance and RBS. 

Justin Rookledge – CA

CFO of Genfin

Justin attended the University of Cape Town and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002 having completed his articles at PWC. He was appointed as senior audit manager in 2005 where his clients included Cadiz, Mettle and Control Instruments. Justin joined Mettle Investments in February 2009 as a financial manager and was appointed as FD in September 2016. 

Suzaan Loots – BComm Hons

For the past twenty-five years Suzaan held positions in treasury, finance, and information technology. She was the Group Treasurer of both Stellenbosch Farmers Winery and PetroSA and moved into banking and lending with her career at Capitec Bank. She was the co-founder and managing director at Capfin 2010 and at Business Fuel SA in 2015.

Non-Executive Directors

Iaan van Heerden – BLC, LLB, LLM, HDip (Tax)

Non-Executive Director

Iaan served as an Investment Banking Director at Rand Merchant Bank and has more than 20 years’ experience in, inter alia, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, tax and corporate law. He is a co-founder of Oryx Partners, which manages Dr Christo Wiese’s family office and is a strategic business partner of the Wiese family.

Marco Wentzel 

Non-Executive Director

Marco lived in Europe where he was a director at Legion Sports Management. In 2013 he returned to South Africa and became CFO of Truckworx SA and a director of Advantage Health. He is currently Executive Chairman of TransHex and Chairman of offshore mining company IMDH Group. He also serves on the board of JSE listed Stellar Capital.