Louw Burger


Louw Burger

MD/CEO
Thai Farm Int Ltd
3rd Floor, FMN House,
Golden Penny Place,
Apapa, Lagos
Email: louw@louwburger.com
Tel: +234 (0) 806 651 1989
www.tfinigeria.com


CAREER SUMMARY

1971 : Graduate from High School
1972 : Compulsory Military Service
1973 to 1977 : University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
(Bachelor of Arts – majors in Law, Accountancy and Economics) (Bachelor of Laws) (Department of Justice during vacations)
1978 : Department of Justice
(Called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of South Africa) (State Advocate, Magistrate) 1979 to 1980 : Local Financial Institutions
(Marketing with leading local insurance group) (Credit analyst with local corporate bank) (Post Grad Diploma in Int. Financial Management – Damelin Mgt School)
1981 to 1989 : Citibank NA
Citibank - Johannesburg (1981 to 1985) – Ass Manager to Ass VP
(Relationship Manager, Electronic Banking Head, Trade Services Head)
Citibank - London (1985 to 1987) - VP (Electronic Banking Head, Global Cash Management Head)
Citibank & Firstcorp - Johannesburg (1987-1990) - VP
(Financial Engineering Head, Corporate Treasury Head)
1990 to 1992 : Self Employed – Consultant - Johannesburg
(Financial consulting - cross border financial engineering)
1993 to 2000 : Absa Bank Group - Head of Asia Pacific - Hong Kong – MD/CEO
(MD/CEO of Restricted Licensed Bank in Hong Kong)
(Chief Representative for China, Shanghai Representative Office) (Region Head for Asia including branch in Singapore & group sub in Australia)
2000 to Present Self Employed. Assignments include:
2000 to 2002 : iSmartBill Limited, IT Company – Hong Kong, Perth Australia
(Green fields IT product development and launch)
2003 to 2004 : BHN Plc, Engineering/Logistics – Lagos, Nigeria – MD/CEO
(Turnaround and transformation)
2005 to 2005 : Fountain Trust Bank Plc – Lagos, Nigeria - ED
(Repositioning in industry transformation)
2005 to 2006 : Liens Grp Building Materials Technology – Thailand – MD/CEO
(Green fields product launch and factory establishment)
Presently Thai Farm International Limited
Development of cassava project, Lagos, NIGERIA – MD/CEO

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