Pieter Kriel joined Thebe Investment Corporation in an executive capacity in January 2011 to establish and head its new Power & Infrastructure division, having served on the Thebe board as a non-executive director for 12 years.
During this period he was also a member of the Thebe Investment Committee and chaired this committee for the last year. Pieter co-founded Sanlam Private Equity in 2003 and he was CEO from 2005 until June 2009.
Pieter joined Sanlam’s Investment Division in 1987 after qualifying as a chartered accountant and completing his articles with Ernst & Young.
During his 24 years of investment management with Sanlam, he gained experience in various roles including financial control, compliance, structured products, equity underwriting, portfolio management, the structuring and management of black economic empowerment investments and finally private equity.