Derrick was born in Pretoria (South Africa) he is married with four boys and lives in the majestic garden-route of South Africa.

Derrick has served as CEO and as a member of EXCO of various global companies and brings with him over 25 years’ worth of valuable expertise in global investments, structuring, strategy and commercialization. He was the Joint-Managing Partner at NinetyEast Capital Partners, a Mauritius based Private Equity & Corporate Finance group and the Joint-Managing Partner at one of the largest listed Private Equity Investment Vehicles on the Mauritius Stock Exchange.

He also served as the COO of Fleming Financial Trust Ltd and on the board and Investment Vehicles of the Fleming Group which was also listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

These global groups were largely involved in international structured finance, captive insurance, private capital deployment and investment. He mastered skills and experience that cover inter alia all areas of corporate finance, strategic corporate structuring and positioning, multi-jurisdiction growth and strategy, design and implementation of internationalization strategies, debt restructuring, project financing and management. Derrick has a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills and business acumen.