Paving the way

Gerrit Esterhuyse embodies the true essence of partnership.

13 July 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph





Being young at heart certainly helps when you want to build an empire, one excel sheet at a time.

Gerrit Esterhuyse started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2005.

He gained extensive experience as a trainee accountant and an audit manager for a vast array of clients operating in various industries including financial services, healthcare, construction, retail, pharmaceuticals, fishing and oil and gas.

His exposure includes being the audit manager of various groups, of which several included listed clients, requiring inter-office reporting as in the case of multinational clients, or in terms of other US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) requirements.

Esterhuyse became a partner on 1 July 2013 at the Walvis Bay office and is responsible for PwC’s mining portfolio, as well as some other blue chip clients in the construction industry. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN), the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Public Auditors and Accountants Board (PAAB) of Namibia and the Namibian Institute of Professional Accountants (NIPA).

Esterhuyse is a partner within the assurance service line at PwC’s Walvis Bay office. He has extensive experience in various industries. He also has a sound technical background in accounting and auditing.

“I have developed into a professional chartered accountant thanks to the exposure I have received at PwC that I am very thankful for. I do not believe I would have developed to this level was it not for PwC and its people. It is a very challenging and very rewarding environment to work in,” he says.

His short-term goals include contributing to the development of people working for PwC to unlock their potential and influence.

He describes a typical day at the office as follows: “Probably half of the day is spent in meetings influencing decisions and contributing to decisions being taken. The remainder is spent with staff and clients on executing assignments.”

It is sometimes a bumpy ride, but he makes sure he is always protected by the safety belt of ambition.

Gerrit Esterhuyse fact box

· His nickname is G8, because his favourite number is 8.

· His wife’s name is Riana

· He is very family and friend-orientated

· He is a sports lover.

· He is a dreamer, who has several dreams he wants to realise.

· His favourite colour is yellow.

· He wanted to become a professional rugby player when he was younger.

· He enjoys reading and his current reading material is ‘Legacy’ by James Kerr.

· He is passionate about unlocking the potential of people.

Similar News

 

A toast to success

21 hours ago | People

Tunohole Mungoba After completing her entrepreneurship and new venture management studies at the University of Namibia (Unam), 24-year-old Anna Shuuya started pondering different business ideas.I...

Keeping the pace

4 days ago - 16 November 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Weathermen & Co always finds new ways to stay relevant in the industry, by welcoming new faces to their company. Marchand...

Beating the odds

4 days ago - 16 November 2018 | People

Octavia Tsibes Despite being born into an underprivileged family Mike Tanaka, the owner of Tura Alarm-Tech Namibia cc, has made it against all odds.He...

20 years of loyal service

1 week ago - 09 November 2018 | People

Michelline NawatisesMwazi was born in Kasika village in the Zambezi Region and attended Kasika primary and high schools. Thereafter he attended Kizito College in...

A calling to help others

2 weeks ago - 02 November 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Her journeyAfter doing her training at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, she did her diploma in general nursing. Right after that Coetzee did...

Accountant by ­profession, leader by heart xxxxxxxx

3 weeks ago - 26 October 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Koos du Toit took on the role as the financial director of the Paramount Healthcare Group while maintaining his position as the CEO...

Paramount’s very own

3 weeks ago - 26 October 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph “In 2012 I returned to Mediclinic as a senior registered nurse. I was promoted in 2013 to unit manager of the maternity...

No mountain is too big

3 weeks ago - 26 October 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Bianca Muller is currently the sales manager at one of Ohlthaver & List’s subsidiaries, Hangana Seafood, and has been promoted...

Loved and hated, Pik Botha dies

1 month - 15 October 2018 | People

For all the things they have done, good or bad, politicians eventually have to account after death. These were the last words of Pik...

From strength to strength

1 month - 05 October 2018 | People

Elizabeth JosephMusic industry game changer turned revolutionary entrepreneur Right after matriculating from Windhoek High School, after moving between schools, Winkler jumped straight...

Latest News

Everyone is struggling

21 hours ago | Social Issues

Poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta has slammed those who criticise the government's food bank initiative, saying even those critics with so-called good salaries are finding...

Kahimise, City showdown today

21 hours ago | Government

The Windhoek High Court is today set to hear arguments from twice-suspended Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise, who is battling to be reinstated. Kahimise, who was...

China: ‘No developing country will...

21 hours ago | Economics

BEIJING - China's foreign ministry said on Sunday that no developing country would fall into a debt trap simply because of its cooperation with Beijing.Chinese...

Bitcoin sinks to new 13-month...

21 hours ago | Business

Bitcoin slumped to a new 13-month low on Monday, with the biggest cryptocurrency touching US$5 173.23 on the Bitstamp platform. Bitcoin was last down 5.2%...

A toast to success

21 hours ago | People

Tunohole Mungoba After completing her entrepreneurship and new venture management studies at the University of Namibia (Unam), 24-year-old Anna Shuuya started pondering different business ideas.I...

Huge wage bill unsustainable

21 hours ago | Columns

Bank of Namibia governor Iipumbu Shiimi has become the latest official to speak out against the rampant state wage bill, which currently stands at almost...

Date nights with yourself

21 hours ago | Opinion

Elizabeth JosephI know it sounds crazy; like who in their right mind would sit in a restaurant, order a three-course meal and eat it all...

Good Business

21 hours ago | Banking

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) held its annual Good Business Awards and Innovation Award ceremony in Windhoek on Thursday evening. The black-tie event saw...

Shack fires bring death, misery

21 hours ago | Accidents

Katrina Immanuel (9) and her brother Thomas (8) were burned beyond recognition after their shack caught fire during the early hours of Sunday morning at...

Load More