Charl Wiid

National Head of Property Finance

I head up commercial property finance at Investec Private Bank. We focus on creating wealth by providing clients with high quality debt, equity and profit sharing property funding solutions through expert knowledge and an exceptional service offering.

Background/experience

I started at Investec in 1999 as an external consultant in the Pretoria banking business. Six months later I was part of a team that started a new business in the Private Bank called International that serviced internationally wealthy clients. This business evolved into a property finance business where I was an external consultant and then the team leader of the Pretoria business. In 2008 I became the regional head of the Pretoria Private Banking branch. I also later took on a second role as head of the national property finance business. I am now dedicated to one role as national head of the property finance business.

Qualifications

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). I also completed the FPI course and am a member of the Financial Planning Institute. I have completed the Program for Leadership Development through Harvard University and have achieved Alumni status.

My interests and hobbies

I am driven by contributing to and seeing results in both clients’ businesses and transactions as well as contributing to the success of colleagues’ careers. I love travelling and exploring different countries and cultures. I’m a sports enthusiast and, as a keen golfer, I often try to incorporate golf or sporting events into my travels. In my youth I was a competitive cyclist and competed in rally motorsport championships. I am married and have three children, a boy and two girls.

What drives me

I am driven by contributing to and seeing results in both clients’ businesses and transactions as well as contributing to the success of colleagues’ careers. I love the entrepreneurial nature of the organisation, the unique culture, the respected values and the incredibly talented and like-minded people that we work with. A career highlight is being given the privilege of leading the various teams and businesses in our division. I am also proud to have played a part in building the initial ‘International’ (now Pretoria) property business and concluding the first profit share deal in the Private Bank.