As a former banker, Dirk spent his early career developing his credit management skills in the corporate banking sector. As Head of Credit for Infrastructure Finance Corporation (INCA) and head of Commercial Asset Finance for Merchant West, he honed his skills in the asset finance industry. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, he set-up his own asset finance businesses and spent 15 years in the off-balance sheet asset finance industry. Dirk is a dealmaker and has been involved in numerous private equity transactions in South Africa and Sub Sahara Africa. Dirk has a passion for SMME’s and believes Futureneers™ is uniquely positioned as an enabler for them to grow and to create employment.