BARRINGTON, IL, May 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Willem van Aardt has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Whilst qualified in law, Dr. van Aardt is an entrepreneur with the ability to identify, analyze and pursue entrepreneurial business opportunities and to establish sustainable profitable businesses in the financial services and banking sector. In 1998 Dr. van Aardt was the co-founder and executive director of publicly listed micro finance and debt collection company, Thuthukani Group Limited and founded Finbond Group Limited in January 2003. Under van Aardt's leadership as Chief Executive Officer, Finbond was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2007 and received its mutual banking license from the South African Reserve Bank in 2012. Finbond expanded operations to the USA and Canada in 2016 and currently operates through 370 stores in South Africa and 250 stores in North America.
Willem also has a strong academic background in law. After obtaining his B-Proc and LLM degrees in 1995 and 1997 from the University of Pretoria he finalized his Doctorate in Public Law through the University of North-West in 2005. In 2020 he was appointed as Extraordinary Research Fellow North-West University Research Unit: Law, Justice and Sustainability and is the author of numerous published peer reviewed legal articles. As an academic Dr. van Aardt consistently ranked in the top 2% of academics globally on Academia.com that have more than 181 million academics, professionals, and student registered users.
In addition to completing his articles and being admitted as an Attorney in South Africa and Solicitor in England and Wales Dr. van Aardt also completed the Strategy in Management and Banking Program through International Development Ireland.
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