Enterprises UP and Frankfurt School to collaborate on training, research and consulting programmes for SMMEs and finance sector

Enterprises UP and Frankfurt School to collaborate

Above (FLTR): Deon Herbst (CEO: Enterprises UP), Willemien Libois (Key Expert, Frankfurt School), Prof Dr Udo Steffens (President, Frankfurt School), Fatma Dirkes (Head of International Advisory Services, Frankfurt School) and Cobus du Plessis (CFO: Enterprises UP) meeting at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt.

After a delegation to Frankfurt, Germany in April 2016, by invitation of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and the Frankfurt School have agreed to pursue an institutional collaboration on implementing training, research and consultation to financial sector stakeholders.

The collaboration will aim to establish sustainable training, research and capacity-building measures within the African financial sector, while also allowing for continued growth in banking, finance and business development over the longer term. As such, the two institutions are looking towards building a closer relationship in the development, integration and execution of new and existing programmes in the field.

As one of its core mandates in the International Advisory Services, the Frankfurt School partners with reputable local institutions to provide training and capacity building to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), as well as finance professionals, within southern Africa. Enterprises UP has been identified as a stalwart service provider within the region through which the structures and academics of the University of Pretoria can be engaged for this purpose.

Enterprises UP and Frankfurt School to collaborate

Above (FLTR): Rainer Fitz (Team Leader on the Southern Africa Technical Assistance Programme, Frankfurt School) and Deon Herbst (CEO: Enterprises UP) at the Enterprise Building in Pretoria.

Enterprises UP and the Frankfurt School have signed a Letter of Intent on Friday, 10 June 2016 in Pretoria to propagate this collaboration.

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