Ben co-founded Altitude Advisory International, with a view to offer Strategic and Executive Advisory Services to clients across industry sectors where he has an interest and expertise – these sectors include: FinTech, Hospitality, Retail, FMCG, Logistics and Agri-business.
Ben is dedicated to continuous improvement and his strengths include strategic thinking, clear communication and decisive decision making. He ensures objectives are understood and met and is particularly adept at building coalitions and consensus around challenges. Ben has excellent experience in M&As, Divestitures and post-merger integrations and is well-versed in turnaround programs. Ben is passionate about developing people, and supporting them in fulfilling their potential. Sustainable social upliftment and capacity building are central to his approach.
During the course of his career, the highlights of his work experience include:
Ben is a Chartered Director with the IOD, with commerce and finance training from University of Stellenbosch.
Kelly’s ambitions for Altitude Advisory International is to be the Strategic Partner of choice at the Executive level, offering advisory services for complex transformational initiatives and strategic projects.
Kelly’s passion and drive to execute strategy and deliver on business results ensures she delivers on-time, in-budget and sustainably, so that the change and transformation is successfully adopted and embedded by the organization. Kelly’s strengths include: strategic thinking, problem solving, unlocking value, driving innovation, managing transformation and sustainable change and continuous improvement.
Kelly has led high profile, strategic and complex transformation and turnaround programs reporting into the CEO/CFO and Boards of several Multi-nationals, Globals and Local companies spanning these industry sectors: Banking, Financial Services, Retail, Oil & Gas (O&G), Utilities, Mining, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Public Sector. Kelly has international experience having led Accenture’s Global Energy Hub network, spanning 60 countries around the globe.
Some of her engagements during the course of her career includes:
Kelly holds a BSc degree, with Double Majors in Chemistry & Applied Chemistry from University of Cape Town (2000).
Armand’s value-add to Altitude Advisory International is his problem-solving, financial modelling and business case development skills and capabilities for strategic projects. In the last year, he has also been involved in several Due Diligence projects for M&As across the Agri-sector, spanning wine, grape, berry and citrus farms, as well as a mussel-factory exporting to the US.
Armand’s work experience includes the following: