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P.O. Box 11525, Centurion, 0046
Gauteng, South Africa
Lead: Merger & Acquisition and Divestment Management Services
With his vast knowledge of IT/IM divestment and acquisitions gained over an expansive career in the mining sector, Hansie puts his project management and negotiation experience to good use in managing the life cycle of divestitures and acquisitions. From the pre-deal negotiations stage right up to transitional services agreement period closures, Hansie can do it all, including managing hardware, infrastructure, and software and applications separation.
He is particularly skilled when it comes to applying the most effective business project methodology at the appropriate time and developing practical processes and procedures to deliver programme requirements that meet industry-specific standards and governance specifications. As a true ‘people person’, Hansie also relishes taking on new challenges.
CEO and Head of Procurement & Sourcing Consulting
Leon started Dante Deo in 2015 and has been instrumental in developing and implementing targeted supply chain plans and strategies across various client projects, saving clients over R3,5 billion to date.
With over 25 years of experience in IT, he started his career as a programmer in the 1990s. Leon has worked with large multi-national organisations in industries from mining and supply chain management to the public sector.
More recently, he has shifted his focus to transforming IT sourcing and procurement strategies and promoting digital transformation across private and public entities. In 2017, he was selected to lead the IT Category in the Supply Transformational Project for the South African government – a project that delivered 21.8% cost savings to the country. He has a unique ability to translate IT strategy and operational requirements into commercially beneficial agreements.
Head of Project Management Services
As an experienced Project Management Lead in the IT software development and infrastructure sectors, Rone comes with more than 16 years of experience in the mining, renewables, and environment industry – both locally and abroad. With her PMP as well as PRINCE2 certifications, Rone is critical to our ability to support successful project delivery.
Accomplished in general project management, IT project management, IT systems management, business analysis, and testing, she is skilled at heading up our full portfolio of projects, with strategic project planning and implementation as a key focus area.
Head of Legal and Commercial Services
As an admitted attorney with more than 27 years of experience, Lize-Marie has gained extensive experience in a diverse array of legal areas.
Her interests include deepening her knowledge of trademark law in South Africa and constantly looking for ways to improve and evolve processes.
More recently, she has focussed her attention on corporate cost management and conceptualising, developing, and executing commercial agreements. Her attention to detail, analytical thinking and precise approach to processing data make her an asset to the team when it comes to legal matters like settlement and risk management.
Head of Finance
Henk is a registered Professional Accountant (SA) and a tax practitioner.
For the last 20 years, he has dedicated himself to aiding businesses in streamlining and simplifying their accounting, reporting systems, and operational processes. This intensive undertaking has involved coaching these enterprises in terms of achieving their financial, administrative, and statutory compliance obligations.
Henk is experienced in the construction, property development and administration, e-commerce, pharmaceutical product deployment, NPO, and IT sectors.
He is particularly invested in sharing his insight related to risk and financial management and identifying opportunities for cost reduction and growth.
With the reduction of commodity prices within the iron ore mining industry globally, Kumba Iron Ore was under significant pressure to reduce costs in order to remain sustainable. Various strategic projects were initiated to chieve a more favourable cost baseline across a number of our suppliers.
The services of Dante Deo was enlisted in June 2016 to drive one of our strategic cost reduction projects relating to the supply of software, hardware and support services in the Time and Attendance (T&A) application space. Of critical importance in the project was the overarching requirement to avoid any impact on the health and safety standards as well as any impact on security. This implied that Kumba Iron Ore could not accept any reduction in the service levels, lead times for replacement products and stability of the overall system.
Dante Deo’s expert knowledge of the Technology supply base, the interoperability of technologies in the digital environment and its ability to align technical specifications with the commercial requirements allowed Kumba Iron Ore to reduce costs with approximately 40%.
The professionalism, its understating of the Information Technology category, the ability to negotiate and manage stakeholders and deliver value makes Dante Deo a world class partner that we can recommend
Early in 2016 the Cabinet instructed the National Treasury to revise the current budget and take measures to reduce expenditure. Baseline budgets of National and Provincial departments were reduced by R10 billion and cost containment instructions were issued to all Government Departments.
Working with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) at National Treasury and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Dante Deo took the lead in achieving cost containment measures in the ICT category.
Dante Deo’s review, analysis an marker research of various contracts and commercial arrangements between software providers and the State highlighted that significant inconsistencies exist in the conditions, charges, billing practices and provision of different service options resulting in the South African Government Departments and Institutions paying significantly more for software licenses than the private sector.
Given this, Dante Deo together with SITA identified the top 11 software suppliers and initiated the engagement and subsequent renegotiation of the commercial position with those 11 suppliers. The purpose being:
Dante Deo’s experience within the ICT sector, both locally and internationally proved to be a key differentiator in enabling a significant average saving of 21,8% across the 11 suppliers. Its understanding of the market, the technology in question and software licensing regimes meant that many stakeholders in various Government Departments and State Institutions utilized Dante Deo to provide guidance and advice. Dante Deo was also able to meet the ambitious project timelines.
With its dedication, professionalism, expert knowledge and desire to make a difference, Dante Deo can be recommended as a truly value adding partner.
In January 2016, Dante Deo was contracted for a 6 month period to review the “Information Technology”- and “Tires and Conveyers” category portfolios as part of the AfriSam 2020 strategic cost reduction project. The scope of the engagement included the following aspects:
During this engagement Dante Deo demonstrated its in-depth knowledge of the Information Technology industry, the technology supply models and cost levers by realising a reduction of approximately 20% across the hardware, software, services and telecommunication commodities.
Dante Deo successfully completed the “Request for Proposal” (RFP’s) for the Tires and Conveyers category. The outcome of these tenders enabled the consolidation of supply and the deduction of costs into a more favourable commercial arrangements for the AfriSam Group, but due to limitation f time, Dante Deo were not part of the final implementation of the Tires and Conveyers Initiation. The rollout was however completed internally and the expected saving as per the handover was achieved.
Dante Deo successfully engaged at various levels of the organisation to obtain buy-in. Especially within the complexity of the Information Technology category, Dante Deo was able to engage effectively with technical-, operational-, management- and executive level stakeholders on both the commercial and technical aspects of the category. Dante Deo successfully adapted to the organisational challenges to deliver value to the AfriSam Group. Its professionalism, dedication and integrity makes them a good partner within the supply chain and procurement field and can be recommended as a value adding partner.