African payment service provider DPO Group has named Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018. Brink, who was serving as the Head of Finance for DPO PayGate South Africa, will bring 11 years of financial, strategic and operational experience to the DPO Group. He will be based in Nairobi.
Brink has spent the last two years as the head of finance for DPO Southern Africa overseeing an aggressive expansion in this area through organic and acquisitive growth. He also formed part of the senior management team in Southern Africa.
Brink has experience in the consulting, auditing and financial services sector, having completed his studies at the University of Pretoria, earning his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) degree in 2006, and his honors and CTA degrees in 2007. He completed his qualifying exams and articles at KPMG and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010. He is an active member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Lourens also holds an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, excelling in finance, leadership and strategy.