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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is   success. ~ Henry Ford

Pieter Botha

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.

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Danie moller

Chief Information Officer

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. 

karen prinsloo

Chief Experience Officer

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 15 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"

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anena de waal

Chief Financial and Risk Officer

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.

hermann krull

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Formerly Assistant General Counsel (Monetary and Financial Law) at the South African Reserve Bank, and Adjunct Professor in Banking Law and Financial Sector Integrity at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), Hermann is currently the Chief of the Compliance and Legal Services Department of Amber Fintech. His experience as legal adviser and heading up a compliance function stretches over 35 years. He was admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1981. He started his legal career as a State Prosecutor, and later as State Advocate, with the South African Justice Department. Hermann held several positions at the South African Reserve Bank, including Division Head: Bank Supervision, and Assistant General Counsel (Monetary and Financial Law). His experience further includes that of Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (‘IMF’) in Washington DC, and Director: Group Compliance of the Standard Bank Group Limited. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank and the IMF for anti-money laundering and banking legislation reform. Hermann has completed 5 Comrades Marathons, but nowadays prefers to exercise his musical and creative writing skills.

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