Former PwC advisor Pieter Kleingeld appointed CFO of NWK

13 December 2017 2 min. read
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NWK, a South African firm specialising in the provision of agricultural products and services, has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by the name of Pieter Kleingeld, who was  previously a senior manager at global professional services firm PwC.

Founded more than a century ago, NWK is a leading agricultural services provider in South Africa, operating out of their office in Lichtenburg. With a specific focus in the North West province, the firm keeps pace with evolutions in the agricultural sector, simultaneously developing solutions for the various stakeholders in the industry.

NWK places its focus on the trading of agricultural goods and services. Based on corporate principles, the firm provides financing, agricultural inputs, grain market participation, advisory services, and farming technology. In addition, the firm openly collaborates with other industries such as insurance or freight and logistics, with the objective of adding value to their range of offerings.

Now, as the firm works towards its 2025 strategy, NWK has appointed Pieter Kleinged as their new CFO, effective from 1st November 2017. Having completed a Bachelors of Commerce with Honours from the University of South Africa, Kleingeld went on to become a Chartered Accountant.

Pieter Kleingeld - CFO van NWKHe began his professional career at Big Four professional services firm PwC. Following a 13-year stint at the firm, where he eventually rose to the position of Senior Manager, Kleingeld began his own accounting and consulting firm in 2007. Five years later, he joined Senwes as Senior Financial and Business Analyst, subsequently ascending to Head of Group risk for the firm.

Kleingeld then joined NWK in 2015 as a Group Manager for the internal audits team. Now, the firm has promoted him to CFO in the hope that his extensive experience in management will help the firm with its strategy going forward. Kleingeld is also an amateur farmer in his spare time, which significantly boosts his suitability for the job.

As chief executives across the South Africa grapple with the economic situation in the country, with some displaying more optimism than others, Kleingeld can expect a challenging task ahead at NWK.