Remo, Compuscan’s Chief Executive Officer, is known for his close involvement in the daily management of the group as well as for having a hands-on approach to customer relations, sales and the design and development of new solutions and services – always having the best solution for client in mind.
His personal experience in the microfinance field led to his unique insight into its functioning while instilling in him a passion for the credit industry and for his company and the clients it serves. As group CEO, he spearheads the implementation of strategic plans ensuring optimal growth by fortifying strengths and cultivating opportunities.
Instrumental in setting up new data sharing initiatives in the African countries where the Group operates, Remo continues to be an influential force in the credit information industry.
Ali joined Actis, the emerging-markets investment company that has a majority stake in the Compuscan group of companies, in 2010. He took on responsibility for developing the firm’s expertise in financial technology investments. Ali leads the global origination efforts in the sector, and has been instrumental in the investments in EMPH, PayCorp, Upstream Systems, DLP Payments and Compuscan.
In addition to Compuscan, he is a board member of PayCorp, Upstream and DLP. Before Actis, Ali was Lead Strategy Consultant for First National Bank in Johannesburg. Prior to that, he advised private equity and corporate clients for OC&C Strategy Consultants in London.
Ali holds an MBA from INSEAD and two Master’s degrees – one in Economics for Development from Oxford University and the other in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He also has a B.Com (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria.
As a non-executive director of Compuscan and partner in Actis, David brings a wealth of experience gained over more than a decade in private equity in Europe to the Board. A South African who has travelled extensively in Africa, he thrives in the exciting environment of emerging African markets.
Now based in Johannesburg, David spent several years at Ernst & Young’s Private Equity Group in London before moving over to Bridgepoint Capital where he was responsible for sourcing and managing private equity clients across Europe.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences from the University of Cape Town and has also obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration from the Wits Business School. He is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.
Pieter is one of the founding members of Scoresharp, a specialised credit risk management consultancy, which has been part of the Compuscan Group of companies since 2011. As Head of Decision Analytics, he is responsible for unlocking the value of our credit services data assets and other data sources by applying analytical insight, scoring, and software solutions to convert data into business solutions.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, he has extensive knowledge in scorecard development, risk management software applications, SAS, profitability modelling, pricing, Basel II, and portfolio tracking.
Prior to founding Scoresharp, Pieter spent several years at Nedbank where he was recognised with the CEO Award in 2005. Pieter holds an MBA from Bond University and a BSc Degree in Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering.
Michael joined the Compuscan group of companies as Chairman of the Board in 2014. As an illustrious South African business leader, he is best known for his time as CEO of First National Bank, where he oversaw the move away from traditional banking, and led FNB to be named the ‘World’s Most Innovative Bank’ in the 2012 Global Banking Innovation Awards.
He now heads up Stellenbosch-based private investment company, Montegray Capital, and serves as a director on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Winner of the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader Award winner and the 2014 CNBC The All Africa Business Leader of the Year award, he was also amongst 13 South Africans chosen as Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2008.
Michael holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a PhD in Banking Supervision from Stellenbosch University.