Gert De Beer
Chief Business Development Officer, Transnet
Mr de Beer joined Transnet in August 2016 as Chief Business Development Officer with the executive responsibility to lead the customer and growth agenda for the Transnet Group in the context of Transnet’s important role as a South African and African enabler of economic growth. His mandate is to increase the share of logistics spend with existing customers, identifying and pursuing new and diversified business opportunities in existing and new markets through product and service innovation aimed at revenue growth; and the development of new revenue streams.
Transnet focuses on 5 areas in pursuit of innovative and accelerated growth: Customer Growth and Freight Solutions, Liquids and Gas, Property and Infrastructure Spatial Solutions, Advanced Manufacturing and Digital; leveraging its ports, rail, pipeline, engineering and property portfolios. Gert has a proud career in both the public and private sectors, having worked for companies such as The Kagiso Group, Transnet and Deloitte. During his career he has been responsible for the design and implementation of complex and transformational solutions for customers across the globe and also assumed executive responsibility for growth strategies across the African continent and other emerging markets.
His previous experience in the Transnet Group and exposure to international port operations and innovations, provide with him a solid foundation for his current role. His passion as an authentic leader for growing and developing people is fundamental for his role as the custodian of growth in Transnet. Gert is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Pretoria. His personal interests include the outdoors, sports and listening to and making music.