Ernst  Kriek

Ernst Kriek

Work History

Work History

Candidate Attorney

KAPLAN MBANDAZAYO INC
LEGAL INTERNSHIP BAX. Position held CANDIDATE ATTORNEY Duties · Application of professional legal principles and theories while meeting legal objectives of commercial and private clients through providing of legal insight, advice and litigation services to clients of cross-functional and busy legal practice. Consulting with clients and gaining of all factual information contributing towards commercial or family disputes and legal support required. Engaging in critical examination of central issues and identification of best means to resolve legal issues. Pursuing of methodical research and bring disciplined analysis to situation combined with lateral thinking to ensure effective supporting of legal arguments. Identification of pragmatic approach and providing of timely legal and commercial advice to clients for consideration and evaluation prior to implementation of plans and ensure effective management of all risks associated to new and existing developments. Taking responsibility for drafting legal contracts and agreements. Representing clients and/or supporting senior council with litigation matters in High and Magistrates Court. Providing support and legal guidance during divorce procedures and family law issues. Negotiating settlement offers and making same orders of court. Assisting with Road Accident Fund claims including meeting with specialist witnesses such as medical doctors and psychologists. CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT ADVANCED LEVEL OF NEGOTIATIONS AVAILABILITY RESIGNATION PERIOD APPLICABLE(30 DAYS)-TO BE NEGOTIATED AVAILABLE ALL FORMAL DOCUMENTATION SUPPORTING CONTENT OF.

Business Development Officer

Real People
Position held BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Key performance area · Sourcing and securing funding for the Real People Investment Holdings Group through participating in core team initiatives including debt capital raising, securitisations and equity transactions including analysing financial viability of private equity transactions. Performing due diligences investigations and developing funding solutions and negotiating and brokering various deals. · Involved in team actions resulting raising financing of more than ZAR 1 billion within 1 year. Lead Project Manager on Group's BEE initiative in conjunction with IDC and successfully concluding project in 8 months and raising ZAR 84 million and resulting in a consortium acquiring shareholding. Successfully structuring a BEE vendor financed deal. Contributing towards attracting shareholder interest and securing 22. 5% shareholding of the Group by Old Mutual Investment Group SA. Securing first Investment Holding Credit ratings for Group. Easily adapting to new field and accepting responsibility for concluding independent finance projects within 3 months of starting with company. Continued P. 8/. Continued from P. 7/. · Accelerated performance based promotion received to management level position. Experiencing rapid career growth within specialist field as well as providing leadership and resolving issues by taking a pragmatic approach as well as developing and rolling out initiatives and business solutions.

Operations Officer

Real People
Aspire/ Position OPERATIONS OFFICER Key performance area Managing of daily business and IT operations including developing and implementing operational objectives aligned with company strategies. § Successfully establishing and restructuring Real People Investment Holdings education interest to establish the now Aspire Group including arranging all legal entities through internal share transfers to accommodate all the interests in a well arranged group of companies. Actively contributing to developing the Group identity and branding(Aspire Group). Developing marketing and adverting which resulting in a 50% growth in sales year on year(3 years). Developing, structuring and successfully launching school product for telesales market resulting in revenue growth. team member responsible for successfully registering the Group's first fully accredited and registered private further education and training college including developing various accredited programs for the new college and rolling out to the market. Establishing and structuring of divisional executive committee. Integrating the outsourced telesales of 100 employees into the Group including managing the business as well as of the change processes within technology, systems, and centre resulting in a seamless take-over and achieving targeted sales volumes. Outsourced non-core production & distribution functions to industry leader reducing lead times from 65 days to 14 days. Continued P. 7/. Continued from P. 6/. Duties · Managing and leading marketing department to ensure effective marketing and advertising campaigns are developed and implemented. Conducting market and competitor research and ensure retaining competitive market position. Driving of Call Centre sales targets and optimising key metrics. Developing new sales channels and operational support units for various divisions and managing new channels and units until critical mass is achieved. Developing and implementing business specific budgets as well as monitoring of financial performance and ensuring effective cost management and efficiency gains are targeted. Ensuring stable and progressive operational capabilities are sustained. Monitoring critical processes and systems activities and implementing corrective actions as required. Remaining customer service focussed and ensuring service providers deliver and maintain a quality customer experience and service level. Ensuring that high customer service levels are maintained and customer experience in general satisfactory. Reviewing and managing key performance indicator within each section of the value chain to ensure the business

General Manager

EXCO
Aspire position held GENERAL MANAGER: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Key performance area Establishing and increasing African footprint into Eastern African markets through investigating new markets, business ventures and territories as well as meeting and networking with key local stakeholders. Achievement § Establishing fully functional operations in Malawi in 4 months including concluding productive meeting with Malawi Director of Education. Continued P. 6/. Continued from P. 5/. § Successfully managing 3 corporate training initiatives in Tanzania including forming strategic business relations with corporate clients. Duties & responsibilities · Initiating a total saving of ZAR 7 million annually through conducting a corporate restructure project resulting in a restructuring of business interests. Designing and developing marketing and sales strategies aligned with increased market penetration within education and new territories. Initiating growth phases through proactively managing sales channels. Streamlining and enhancing of new and existing business systems and operations resulting in expanding operational capabilities. Identifying of problems and restrictions and developing and implementing corrective actions and strategies. Developing country specific credit and financing products tailored for the market. Collaborating with group IT and external suppliers to secure appropriate and sufficient systems and support to diverse geographical operations resulting in successful data integration, availability and accurate reporting. Developing, implementing and managing country and product specific budgets and coordinating financial operations. Establishing an effective international management structure to support the expansion and daily operations. Managing and measuring performance of all divisional managers. Proactively identifying, mitigating and managing risk throughout the business. Developing and establishing the off-shore structure of the education group, including agreements, exchange control approvals, shareholders, business registrations and general company structure issues.

General Manager

EXCO
Aspire position held GENERAL MANAGER: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Key performance area Directing and establishing of improvement and transformation centre responsible for the developing, planning, implementing and executing of strategic initiatives and projects across the various functions and brands. Achievement § Leading the project team in the negotiation and acquisition of a new business for the Group and integrating operations which led so increased revenue streams. Successfully completing the sale and transferring of assets and staff as well as integrating the new business within one month and including restructuring the new unit and resulting in achieving tripled sale volumes within 4 months. Duties & responsibilities · Devising, developing and presenting comprehensive projects to support business development, expansion, growth and new ventures. Concluding investigations and adopting a strategic mind-set while developing strategies and solutions focussed on restoring and initiating corporate value, cost savings, team effectiveness and core process improvement. Investigating new business ventures, acquisitions, growth and expansion projects(including new territories) and managing projects through the life cycle. Forming of strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders including initiating regular meetings to cement relationships and business partnerships.

Chief Project Officer

EXCO
Aspire position held CHIEF PROJECT OFFICER Key performance area · End accountability for strategic planning, development, implementation and successful execution of Group projects. Structuring and establishing fully operational Project Office and embedding a culture of project management and strategic themes throughout the Group. Accountable and responsible for the Group strategic initiative budget. Managing corporate wide resource distribution and allocation on all projects. To provide consultancy to all functional managers to promote improved performance and risk management. Full P&L performance responsibility as a managing member of the executive. § Project Lead responsible for successfully registering the Group's first private higher education institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (12 month project) resulting in rolling out the first product offering in third quarter of 2012. Project Lead of 14 new products across the Group resulting in achieving multi-million rand value sales during 2011-2013. Successfully leading Project Team through negotiation and acquisition of business including facilitating change and integration process and transfer of assets and staff within 2 months. Innovating project developments resulting in 25% cost reductions and cost savings in excess of ZAR1.5m annually. Contributing towards developing and expanding the strategic agenda resulting in achieving multi-million ZAR profit growth. Promoted into newly formed position to ensure organisation structure succeeds in achieving turn-around strategies. Acting as alternate Chairman and serving on Exco and board. Duties & responsibilities · Several duties aligned with above position including responsibilities within legal consulting, Exco member, strategic business and portfolio management and development as well as acting as business advisory. Actively participating in strategic planning meetings and innovating, investigating and analysing the viability and feasibility of strategic projects as well as presenting findings to the Executive Committee., opportunities and capabilities and minimising negative impacts. Continued P. 5/. Continued from P.4/. · Acting as custodian of strategic project portfolio, managing of prioritisation and progress and ongoing reporting to the Exco. Consulting with, and corroborating with all divisions on issues relating to operations, projects, initiatives, ideas, business requirements Meeting core management and business objectives through accurate planning of projects, including- Strategic business analysis · Visioning and planning Problem framing · Organisational research Task and cost estimation · Budget compiling Budget

Director

EXCO
Additional designations DIRECTOR CHAIRMAN Key performance area · Full P&L performance of the Group and division and ensuring equitable financial returns. Provide strategic leadership to organisation as managing executive leading commercial growth phases focussed on achieving the Group's vision and strategic objectives. Developing, implementing and managing business strategies directed at achieving commercial growth and operational objectives. Be responsible and accountable for the financial performance of the division, including targets, credit management, budgets and cost management. Directly reporting to CEO and the Board on progress and advising on operational challenges and plans. § Effectively rolling out newly formed operational structure and applying change management principles as well as securing divisional and staff buy-in resulting in minimising negative impact on performance. Initiating positive revenue growth and improvement in cost management and efficiencies within the Group.

Divisional Head

ASPIRE GROUP
Current position holding DIVISIONAL HEAD

Education

Education

GREY COLLEGE

B.Com

LL.B.

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

Skills

Skills

ENGLISH

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MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

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