Hendrik is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ninety One. He entered the asset management industry in 1988 and joined Investec Group in 1991, founding Investec Asset Management which rebranded to Ninety One in 2020. He also served as Joint Chief Executive Officer of Investec Group from 1 October 2018 until the demerger and listing of Ninety One from Investec Group on 16 March 2020.
Hendrik is a Non-Executive Director of Naspers Limited and its European subsidiary, Prosus.
Previously, Hendrik served as a Non-Executive Director of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa. He has also served on the advisory boards of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Expert Board of HM Treasury’s Belt and Road Initiative, the UN Business and Human Security Initiative, the Impact Investing Institute, and as Commissioner of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission.
Hendrik holds an MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, as well as an MCom in Economics (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University.
As sustainability is increasingly recognised as one of the most pressing challenges of our time, we welcome the mission by the WBA to highlight the importance of benchmarking, transparency and accountability.