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  • Global Chief Operating Officer

Christiaan is a senior finance and operational executive with more than 15 years’ experience helping digital businesses scale.

Christiaan qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) whilst working in London. Upon his return to South Africa, he worked as Commercial Director for Acceleration for five years, after which he took up the position of CFO for (a Naspers company) – the largest online publisher in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2016, he accepted the role of Global CFO for Acceleration and in 2019, he stepped into the role of Global CFO / COO.

Having gained extensive experience in rapidly growing digital companies, he has a strong appreciation for carefully balancing financial control, operational structures, and entrepreneurial flair to support the scale of businesses in a controlled and sustainable manner.

A strategic thinker coupled with a results orientated mindset, he is focused on structuring the company’s resources and efforts to ensure they are completely aligned and supportive of the business strategy.