Armada Technologies is proud to announce the appointment of Johann van der Merwe as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Johann will be responsible for developing and implementing financial strategies that underpin the company’s short to medium term growth objectives. Johann’s extensive experience in strategic financial planning and commercial due diligence make him an ideal fit for Armada Technologies.
In his most recent role as a Consultant at RAND Strategy Advisors, Johann specialized in assessing the commercial potential of companies operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, conducting Commercial Due Diligence assignments for Pan-African focused Private Equity Players and Development Finance Houses. He also assisted in the development of initiatives and the plans for implementation, that support the initiatives, for select companies to undertake in order to achieve the companies’ growth ambitions. With a strong track record of advising on strategic M&A and Corporate Finance mandates at Barclays, Johann gained broad exposure to strategic financial planning and identifying potential risks and mitigations to the plans.
“We are thrilled to have Johann join our growing team, his appointment stands Armada in a strong position to deliver on our companies long term vision,” said Armada Technologies CEO Alex Routledge. “His deep expertise in corporate finance and commercial strategy will be invaluable as we pursue our ambitious growth plans, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to expand our business.”
Johann commented, “I’m excited to join Armada Technologies and work with the Armada team to provide strategic recommendations and drive growth within the business. I believe the company is well positioned for growth in the onboard energy efficiency technology space and has enormous potential in the environmental maritime field as a whole, and I look forward to being part of its journey towards success.”
Johann holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, having completed the three levels of the CFA exams. He also holds an MBA from the prestigious Oxford Said Business School, which he obtained in 2022.
Armada Technologies is excited to welcome Johann to the company and looks forward to the contributions he will make to help achieve the company’s growth aspirations.