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Ian Pierce

A Chartered accountant by birth’, qualified in 1986 and gleaned extensive local and global experience at Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche. He set up practice in Johannesburg in 1991 and today specialises in restructuring and privatisation, audits, due diligence reviews, transactions and widespread corporate consulting.

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Portia Zilwa

Portia is currently pursuing a degree in Masters in Development Finance with the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT), she holds an Honours in BCom Economics degree (UNISA), an undergraduate degree in BCom Economics and management (UWC). Portia’s career experience has been in various organisations within South Africa’s accomplished Financial Services sector.  Portia’s career began

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Robin van Rensburg

Robin van Rensburg is a franchise consultant that realised while doing his MBA at UCT that a unsuccessful brand is usually the cause of poor planning and had no or done just the basic franchise company documents. This naturally developed into franchising when he started having a lot of requests from companies that wanted to

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Vera Valasis

Vera Valasis, FASA’s Executive Director, holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold the position in FASA’s history. Her experience in franchising spans over twenty years from her early days managing restaurants and in retailing to holding the position of Managing Director for leading brands Milky Lane and Juicy Lucy under the Pleasure

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Shereen Davids

Shereen rejoined FASA in October 2008 as Office Manager. Shereen has many years experience in all aspects of the day to day operation of the association.

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Martha Mashele

Martha joined FASA at the beginning of April 2008 as Receptionist. Martha was recently promoted to managing all expo sales. Martha has a friendly and helpful disposition. She worked in a call centre environment for a number of years and has excellent sales experience.

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Nicola Mare

Nicola is a Director of the company who is involved in both the consulting and training side of the business. She is a senior consultant for franchisor development, particularly specialising in all the related package elements. Nicola facilitates the running of the training programmes and is also actively involved as a presenter on modules such

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Nicolene Padayachee

Nicolene Padayachee focuses on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. This includes public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as giving advice on franchising, product regulation, advertising and sponsorship, consumer law and the protection and licensing of intellectual property and branding. She also assists with legislative and regulatory compliance.

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