I’m GERMA BEUKES
I am a legal professional, specialising in Compliance in the financial services industry.
I am passionate about my clients and my career in Compliance, but I am also a firm believer in balance in all areas – especially work-life-balance.
I am married to Conrad and we have two children, Damian and Kayla. Being a working mother is both demanding and fulfilling at the same time, and quite a challenge to balance.
I try to ensure that time spent with my family is quality time, as quantity is not an option.
I absolutely love travelling, both locally and abroad. Discovering new places and exploring different countries is the best therapy in the world – if only it was more affordable!
I have been to the UK, the US and Europe and cannot wait for my next trip, wherever it may be.
I also love art and painting – I attend art classes on Wednesday evenings under the watchful eye of Maestro Johan Conradie of the AD Reflex duo.
I have travelled to the Venice Biennale with him and my fellow art students on a few occasions and find it incredibly inspirational.
I also adore everything related to food, wine and cooking – I did a short chef course through Prue Leith many years ago, and I just love entertaining.
Cooking creates the opportunity to express myself creatively in the kitchen, as there is not a lot of time for that during my hectic work schedule.
After I matriculated, I started studying B Com (Law) at the University of Pretoria where I was also part of the RAG committee and student Radio Station, Tuks FM.
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Below are my listed qualifications achieved:
NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (Matric)
BCOM (LAW) at the University of Pretoria
LLB at the University of Pretoria
MBA at the North West University
I did a certificate in Marketing through the Institute for Marketing Management, and I also started doing my MBA through the North West University. I completed this while working for Saambou Life.
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During this time I completed many industry related short courses, which finally lead me to writing the Compliance Board exams through the Compliance Institute. I also attended an International Fraud & Corruption Prevention and Forensics Conference as well as a Workshop on CISCA and Hedge Fund Regulations.
Below are my listed certificates:
at the Institute for Marketing Management
at the University of Johannesburg
Category C at UNISA
Guide and Support Learners
Plan and Conduct Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
at the University of Pretoria
Fais 2010 Professional Business Management
at FAIS for Leaders
Professionally Designated Compliance Practitioner (CPrac) – Compliance Institute (SA)
I have worked in the corporate financial services industry my entire working career. I have gained experience but also built an extensive network of clients, colleagues, referrals, contacts and invariably some also became good friends.
POSITION: Business Development Officer & Assistant Manager.
DUTIES: Full business development and general Assistant Manager duties and responsibilities on a daily basis.
POSITION: Legal Advisor
DUTIES: General Legal Advisor duties and responsibilities on a daily basis.
SAAMBOU FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES
POSITION: Direct Marketing Manager
DUTIES: Full involvement with direct marketing on a daily basis.
I was a founding member of Tenfour Consulting that started when the FAIS Act was promulgated.
POSITION: Compliance Officer & Managing Director.
DUTIES: General Compliance Officer and Managing Director’s duties and responsibilities on a daily basis.
I assisted clients with applying for licenses, creating a compliance universe, getting compliant for audits by myself and on-site visits by the regulators. We took clients from knowing nothing about compliance to being fully compliant through training, creating templates and regular interaction.
I also built a good reputation in the industry and spent a lot of time networking with the regulators and industry bodies.
SIRIUS LEX CONSULTING
POSITION: CEO & Compliance Officer
DUTIES: Compliance Officer and CEO duties and responsibilities on a daily basis. www.siriuslex.co.za
Give me a call, drop me an email or fill in the form below and I’ll contact you.
Cell: +27 82 894 5148 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address: P. O. Box 11396, Silver Lakes, 0054.