Marten Govender : Director

Previous experience: Marten Govender is the CEO of Synergy M&A, established in 2002 as a niche corporate finance advisory firm. Marten has a BCom degree from University of Natal and subsequently began a career in the corporate finance at a large auditing firm. He is an entrepreneur by heart and has a vested interest in various opportunities outside of Synergy. Synergy has offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Lusaka, Zambia. Marten presently sits on a few private and public sector boards advising on transformation, corporate governance and strategic business services.

Your family: I am engaged to a wonderful woman.

The thing you like most about yourself: I am an extrovert.

The thing you like least about yourself: I am impatient at times.

Your favourite hobbies: Playing golf, watching various sporting events.

A quote that inspires you: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

What you love most about what you do: Every transaction is different, challenging and rewarding.

What music are you listening to? Pop, R&B and Classical.

What book are you currently reading? Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur – Richard Branson

Who is your greatest icon? Donald Trump