Director Legal, Risk and Compliance
Pieter Badenhorst serves as Director on the Board of both South African and African holding companies of Afgri Group, a diverse food and agricultural organization with operations in 13 African countries. He is Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Combined Assurance Committee. His role in establishing the East African Exchange, a commodity exchange designed to promote efficient trading in agricultural products, remains unprecedented. In the absence of precedents, Badenhorst and his team were called upon to draft all legal documentation, covering every aspect of the project. He led the company’s takeover in 2013 by AgriGroupe, billed as the most important transaction in the 90-year-old history of Afgri Group.
Badenhorst joined Afgri after spending over a decade at Absa Bank (now Barclays Africa), where he distinguished himself through his team’s award-winning handling of the Barclays merger, which remains the largest foreign direct investment in South African banking history. While at Absa, he held positions including Head of the Office of General Counsel of Absa Group and Head of Specialized Finance Legal of Absa Corporate and Investment Bank (now Absa Capital).