Hannes van Rensburg – CEO
Van Rensburg is a founding member of Fundamo. Prior to the formation of Fundamo, he was the CIO of the Sanlam Group, a past board member of a number of IT-related companies, and has also performed the role of IT consultant to many major South African corporations. He has BSc degrees in Physics & Chemistry as well as in Information Systems, and a MSc in Reactor Physics. Van Rensburg is an active member of the South African Council of Natural Sciences, the Computer Society of South Africa and The South African Institute of Computer Scientists. He is also one of the founders of the Cape IT Initiative (CITI). He is the author of a widely read blog on mobile banking and an active participant in mobile banking conferences. Having launched the first mobile banking solution in 1999, Hannes is often seen as the pioneer of mobile banking.
Aletha Ling – COO
Ling has pursued a successful career in the IT industry for the past 30 years, and has a thorough grounding, experience and insight in technology, sales, marketing, and general management. After heading up IBM´s Software Business she left in 1993 to start the very successful and respected technology company Software Futures, growing it to a 300 person software and services business in 3 years before selling it to the JSE listed company, Computer Configurations Holdings (CCH), she stayed on as a board director. She was ultimately appointed as the CEO of CCH and upon its merger with MGX served in various executive positions. She was the 1999 Computer Society IT Personality of the year and has served as non-executive on a number of boards including that of a financial services company. She has served as futurist and CEO of Futureworld and continues as associate of that organization and member of the World Futures Society.
Aletha took a sabbatical during 2004, sailing her yacht from Cape Town to the Caribbean. She joined Fundamo in January 2006.
Adriaan Tromp – CFO
Tromp has 15 years of combined financial and operational experience working within global technology companies, which include Yahoo!, ICO Global Communications and Leisureplanet.com. He is a qualified charted accountant and holds a Bachelor degree in accounting, Honours in Business and Administration, and an MBA, obtained from the University of Stellenbosch. As CFO, Tromp looks after the finance and operations functions within Fundamo and fulfils the role of company secretary. Tromp, who is a passionate golfer, joined Fundamo in September 2000.
Richard Bailey – CTO
Richard has broad strategic and operational IT experience, having spent more than 20 years working as a practitioner and consultant in a South African and global context. He began his career as a programmer and quickly moved into IT management in the clothing and footwear industry in South Africa. Before joining Fundamo, Richard was a Senior Manager at Accenture South Africa where he lead teams implementing large scale enterprise software applications and consulted strategically to a number of large blue chip South African companies, driving out opportunity and value in Customer Centricity, operations and business modelling. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Susan Fouche – Chief Human Resources Officer
Susan Fouche has an HR career spanning over 14 years in a number of Multinational organisations. Prior to joining Fundamo Susan held the position of Chief of Staff: Group Human Resources, at Absa Bank, where she managed the office of the Group HR Director. She has previously worked for Commerzbank AG and Barclays PLC, in a range of roles such as Head of Human Resources, Pan-African HR Business Partner and Senior Policy and Diversity Consultant.
Susan is a qualified Organisational Development Practitioner and a graduate from the Northwest University.
Pat Cassisa – Vice President Partner Solutions
Pat has gained valuable exposure in the mobile payments industry having been involved directly for the past 10 years. She brings with her extensive project management experience in a world class technology business environment focused on technology innovation, as well as consulting experience across a range of industries. She has a degree in Industrial Psychology.
Reg Swart – Senior Vice President: Africa & Middle East
Reg Swart brings 16 years of executive leadership and experience to Fundamo as Senior VP – Africa and Middle East. He is responsible for defining and managing the execution of Fundamo´s strategy in the Africa and Middle East Regions.
Reg has over 5 years of in depth experience in mobile banking and payments and has been instrumental in the roll out of one of the world´s largest multi-country, full service mobile wallet deployments throughout Africa and the Middle East.
Reg holds an Honours degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town as well as a post-graduate diploma from the Harvard Business School.
Aaron Oliver – Managing Director Fundamo Asia
Oliver has 15 years of experience in financial services with a focus on Electronic and Mobile commerce. He gained experience as a futures and options software engineer for Sungard, lead e-commerce projects at Price Waterhouse Coopers and was director of licensing technology for CBS Marketwatch working with Fortune Global 500 companies.
He moved to Asia in 2003 to become Professional Services Director for SunGard Asia Pacific where he managed a portfolio of Sungard product implementations for the region´s largest commercial, government, and central banks.
Over the last 5 years he has focused on the business of mobile commerce. As MD Fundamo Asia he is focused on working with most progressive banks, operators, and third party providers in the region and industry.
Scott Bales – Vice President Business Solutions
Bales joins Fundamo with over ten years experience in financial services innovation; specialising in concept strategies, thought leadership and implementation planning. Scott has a strong personal interest in Financial Inclusion through the enablement of innovative technologies, which landed him a current position on the Board the Africa´s Center for Mobile Financial Inclusion (www.acmfi.org). Bales lived in Cambodia as the Head of Technology to start ANZ´s mobile banking business, Wing Money. He draws from vast networks in creating visions that drive practical and sustainable business models. Past roles include management of technology solutions and strategies in Retail Banking, Risk Management, Fraud Management, Cash Management and Transaction Banking.
As the VP of Business Solutions at Fundamo, Scott works with organisations on strategies and plans to establish build and optimize market offerings and enjoys close relationships with many of the large International Development organizations. Scott has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Grad Dip in Information Technology, a Masters of Business, Project Management Cert IV.
Debra Ogilvie – Marketing Manager
Ogilvie brings with her over 8 years experience working for large multinational organizations including IBM, SAP, Intel and Royal Bank of Scotland. Having managed global brand activation programs in both Europe and the US Debra relocated to Cape Town and joined Fundamo in early 2008 as Marketing Manager where she is responsible for the Global Fundamo Brand.