“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~ Henry Ford
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Chief Executive Officer
After graduating as a Cum Laude student from the University of Pretoria in 1985 with a B.Eng (Chem) degree, his career was underway. His first business enterprise was as a supplier of a computer hardware to corporations. The company was the preferred supplier for UNISA, Vista University, UP and the SABS, to name but a few. Pieter formed various new businesses as an Entrepreneur over a 35-year period and has an in-depth knowledge of Payment Processing in South Africa. He has served as Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive and Executive Director of various companies operating in the Banking and Payment Processing industry in South Africa over the past 25 years. It includes involvement in developing IT systems for these industries. Currently Pieter is Chairman of the Board of the Group and CEO of Amber Financial Technologies. When he is not busy ensuring that everything at Amber is running smoothly, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and two children.
Superhero and superpower: Charles Xavier from X-men, the world's most powerful telepath. Charles has the ability to create telepathic illusions and mask his presence with a telepathic cloak.
Manager: System Operations & Analysis
Danie is born an bred in Pretoria. After completing his military service he worked for the government for a while before deciding to venture into IT. He has 22 years extensive experience in the field. With his experience he ensures the continuity and stability within our systems and is a core part of the team in identifying ways to improve the experience for clients and business partners alike. Danie also completed his Diploma in Business Analysis with merit. When he is not guarding our servers and IT infrastructure, he likes to cycle and spend time with his 3 huskies. He lives by his values, loyalty, integrity, honesty and perseverance.
Manager: Client Care
Karen manages the client relationships and provide support to our client base. She also does our marketing to ensure to our Corporate Image and Identity stays up to standard. She has a passion for people and marketing and is a qualified Public Relations Officer. With 13 years banking experience she enjoys the loyalty and commitment of working for Amber. Her values are respect, honesty and fairness. When Karen is not working to keep our clients happy, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, family and friends. She likes outdoor adventures like 4x4 tracks and anything to do with the ocean. She lives by the Latin phrase "Dum Spiro Spero" "While I breathe, I hope"
Superhero and superpower: Invisible woman with the ability to render herself and those around her invisible for protection.
Manager: Finance and Operational Risk
Anena is our gate keeper of funds and risks. She started her career as a bookkeeper in 1996 and the career in finance followed naturally, technology and figures are her strength and passion. She feels that Amber is constantly evolving, with different task and projects and this is what keeps her interested seeing that she likes the variety and varying roles. Anena is driven by integrity and determination and with an educational background in Accounting, Economics, Banking and more, we are excited to see what heights she will reach. When Anena is not at Amber safekeeping our funds, she enjoys raising her 2 beautiful children, gardening and watching Netflix.
Superhero and superpower: Batman, with no superpower I will keep Gotham City safe!
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Manager: Business Development
Brad is in charge of growing Amber, his focus is on sales and developing the business growth. His lives by his favorite quote by Albert Einstein "Try to become not to be a man of success. Rather to become a man of value". Client interaction is what drives him. Brad was born and raised in Pretoria and he always had a passion for sales. He is an Accredited FAIS Advisor with 23 years banking experience. His hobbies includes playing golf, gardening and spending time with his family.
Superhero and superpower: Aquaman, to live in two worlds and his superpower would be the ability to talk to anyone, in their world or his.
Ilse is the lady that will ensure due diligence is done and that we are compliant at all times. She has 31 years banking experience and is a member of the Compliance Institute. She enjoys the culture and ethics of Amber. She is an academic and daily gratitude is what drives her. Ilse grew up in the East Rand and when she is not managing Compliance at Amber she enjoys reading and hiking. Her favorite quote is "Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone" - Sigmund Freud
Superhero and superpower: Ilse would like to be Spiderman so that she can protect the innocent.