leadership

Heinrich Degener, Founder & Director of hdpmcS

Heinrich Degener is an accomplished IT and Financials Services executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He is a former Managing Director Technology – Financial Services at Accenture South Africa. In that role, he headed up Accenture’s technology portfolio for Financial Services in South Africa, driving, managing and growing Accenture’s technology advisory, systems integration, and outsourcing business. Originally based in Frankfurt / Germany, he relocated to Johannesburg / South Africa in 2007.

Heinrich has a vast range of consulting and advisory experience, and over the past 21 years has focused particularly on market infrastructure (trading, clearing and settlement), investment banks, and wealth and asset management institutions. Within South Africa and the African continent, he has gathered further experience with exchanges, leading retail and investment banks, as well as leading life and short term insurance institutions. He has personally advised, quality assured and headed up large transformation programmes during this time.

Within the consulting busineess, Heinrich is well versed with practice management and the operations of a consulting practice. As in his client facing work, he is pragmantic, results driven, creative and versatile in his approach, comfortably switching between stratigic vision to hands-on intervention when required.

Heinrich is a German national, and since 2014 a permanent resident of the Republic of South Africa. He is an associate member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) and a member of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA).