Chairman Sernick Group - Nick Serfontein


TITLE: Chairman – Sernick Group


Nick Serfontein was born on the 13th of August 1948 and matriculated in 1966 at Edenville in the Free State.  In 1970 he graduated as an Engineer from the University of Pretoria and by 1977 had established himself in Mafikeng as a consulting engineer at the firm Eksteen, Van Der Walt & Nissen.  In 1978 he was made a partner of the firm.  From 1991 he was appointed chairman of the EVN group, which was restructured to become BIGEN AFRICA in 1999 of which he was also Chairman.

Nick began to down-scale his involvement in BIGEN AFRICA in 2003, resigning as Chairman and is no longer involved.  He now devotes all his time to his personal business interests, including the Sernick Group.

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TITLE: CEO – Sernick Group


Carel Serfontein, Nick Serfontein’s son, was born on the 2nd of July 1980, and matriculated in Mafikeng in 1997.  He continued to study at the University of Potchefstroom and had completed his, Honours and MBA degrees by 2004.  He has worked within the Sernick Group from 2002 and is currently operationally involved in all the business units.

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TITLE: Managing Director – Sernick Veevoere


Christo Faasen was born on the 29th of March 1964 and matriculated in Graaf-Reneit in 1982.  He attended the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, where he completed his Bsc. Agric degree in 1987.  He went on to work for NOLKO from 1987 to 1997, until he joined the Sernick Group.  Christo is currently the Managing Director of Sernick Veevoere and is extensively involved in all activities at the Sernick premises in Edenville, Free State.

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TITLE: Financial Director – Sernick Group


David Niemann was born on 27th of April 1983, and matriculated in Bloemfontein in 2001.  He continued to study at the University of the Free State and had completed his B.Acc, B.Acc Honours and CA (SA) degrees by 2007.  He went on to work for HRV Auditors from 2006 to 2011, until he joined the Sernick Group during 2011.  David currently acts as the Group Financial Director responsible for all financial and administrative aspects and requirements of the group.