Johan Dekker, COO Johan, a nine year veteran of the digital media space, has brought various innovative digital consumer and business applications to market during his career. Having worked in South Africa, the US, India and Thailand, Johan brings a truly global perspective to product development and business strategy. Prior to joining PayU MEA, Johan was a founder member of ibibo.com in the capacity of chief project officer and chief product officer of content products. In his current role as COO of PayU MEA, Johan leads day-to-day operations of PayU MEA. Johan started his career as a mechanical design engineer before making the switch to project management and business analyst. He joined the MIH IZone Group in November 2004 as senior project manager before he moved to India to assist with the founding of ibibo.com. Johan holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch and a L.L.B. Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Johannesburg.
Andre Penderis, CTO Andre has 10 years of senior management experience and has travelled across the globe and worked for many multinationals and start up’s alike. He was also a founding member of MicroFence South Africa. He started as an embedded software engineer and now plays mostly in the online web application space. In his current role as CTO of PayU, Andre leads and manages PayU MEA’s engineering team to build software systems that deliver real business value. Andre attended the Pretoria University of Technology in 1990 where he completed his BTech degree in electronic engineering and completed various certifications in software development.
Charles Elliman, Head of Sales Charles, an e-commerce and online payments specialist with 15 years’ experience, is responsible for standards, technologies and practices for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce models. He has an advanced understanding of all e-commerce, in-store and online payments related tasks, and facilitates complex relationships amongst marketing, promotion, customer service, user interaction, purchasing methods, and secure transactions. In addition to this, Charles oversees site performance, testing and evaluation. Charles has knowledge in the areas of logistics, rewards, NCP transacting, fraud and risk, online web strategy and credit card acquiring.
Jaclyn Strul, CA (SA), Financial Manager Jaclyn attended the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she completed a Bachelor of Business Science Finance Honours degree as well as receiving Distinction in Management Accounting and Auditing in 2006. She further completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) in 2007. She then went on to complete her accounting articles at Mazars in Cape Town, where she serviced a wide range of clients in the financial, retail and wholesale industries amongst others. Jaclyn qualified as a CA(SA) charter holder in 2010 with first time passes in both the qualifying examinations. She spent time in New York working at WeiserMazars, as well as completing level 1 of the CFA Program. She joined PayU in January 2012 and was promoted to Financial Manager in early 2013.