Deon Saayman

Managing Director – Mohair South Africa

Deon Saayman was born in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in October 1969 (49 years old), and now resides just down the coast in the town of Jeffreys Bay with his wife Antoinette and their two children. He attended Andrew Rabie High School in Port Elizabeth before obtaining his B.Com Accounting degree from the former University of Port Elizabeth, now known as Nelson Mandela University. He furthered his studies and obtained his B.Com Honours degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa (UNISA).Saayman competed his articles at Wolmarans Kruger Chartered Accountants, now known as Moore Stephens. After completing his articles he held positions at a finance broking firm and a pharmaceutical company, before taking up the position of Financial Manager at Mohair South Africa when the company was formed in January 1998. Ten years later he was promoted to General Manager and in 2015 Saayman was promoted to Managing Director.

He was one of the driving forces behind the company’s efforts to make the South African Mohair Industry fully sustainable, and in 2009 launched the Industry’s Sustainable Guidelines, a document to which all production standards are still measured.