Board Of Directors

Theo Loock

Managing Director, Metair (Chairman)
Mr Loock is a professional industrial engineer with supplementary business and economic studies. He obtained his engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in 1986. His 25 years of manufacturing experience started at Dorbyl Automotive Technologies combined with mining experience at Sasol Coal. The listing of two family businesses on the local securities exchange gave him insight into managing and growing publicly owned businesses. He served as operational director of various local listed companies. Before his appointment to the Metair board as managing directorin March 2006, he was group divisional director at Aveng Limited-owned Trident Steel. In addition to being the CEO of Metair Investments limited he is chairman of all subsidiary boards with director appointments at all associate companies.

Sjoerd Douwenga

Financial Director, Metair
Sjoerd qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his articles with PwC. He has a solid grounding in auditing, reporting, technical accounting and preparation of financial statements. Sjoerd also spent c. 8 years in the Deals division of PwC where he gained extensive experience in acquisitions involving large, complex, integrated assignments as well as managing large scale projects from end-to-end. He lead work streams on significant local and cross-border transactions. Sjoerd’s key strengths developed during this period is the analysis, interpretation, presentation and in depth understanding of business results, trends, issues, risks and opportunities. He has had significant exposure across a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, agriculture and forestry, chemical and oil, security, hotel and leisure, telecommunications, information technology and mining sectors due to assignments performed for major corporate and private equity clients. Sjoerd has worked on assignments in Romania, Turkey, UK, Ireland, Iraq, Poland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia and Uganda. He is currently in the position of Group Financial Director at Metair Investments Limited.

Wolfgang Ropertz

Managing Director, Lumotech

Isayan Iyer

Finance Director, Lumotech