SANNE strengthens its Management Company business with senior appointments 13 May 2020

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Graeme Rate

Country Head – South Africa and Malta

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SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate business services is pleased to announce the senior promotion of Matthew Pykstra to Director and Head of SANNE’s Management Company (“ManCo”) in South Africa.

Matthew will be taking over from Karlien de Bruin who is transitioning to SANNE’s product development team with a focus on ESG. The ManCo has also appointed Leza Stinton to the role of Head of Operations. In her new role, Leza will be driving the overall operations, development and deliverables for the Cape Town ManCo business and will report into Matthew Pykstra.

Graeme Rate, Country Head South Africa and Malta at SANNE, said: ‘With Matthew’s promotion to Head of ManCo and Karlien’s transition to focus on ESG, we are taking the very necessary steps to ensure our business remains future-fit and agile in our thinking. We have very ambitious growth plans and these appointments reflect SANNE’s confidence in Matthew, Karlien and Leza in continuing to drive and strengthen our business.’

Matthew has exceptional industry knowledge of markets, risk and regulations in addition to SANNE’s processes and product offering having successfully managed the Market Risk team prior to the promotion. He is a CFA and FRM Charterholder with more than 10 years of industry experience. Matthew is no stranger to SANNE having started his career at IDS as a trainee accountant in 2012.  

On his promotion Matthew added: ‘The brand is gaining momentum and has become synonymous with service excellence. I look forward growing our ManCo business and delivering new, tailored solutions that make a positive difference to our clients.’