Robert is a qualified CA(SA) and is registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Robert completed his Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree at Stellenbosch University, and then completed his training with Deloitte & Touche in 2014. He primarily served clients in the retail, corporate and investment banking industry. Thereafter, he was seconded to Deloitte in Calgary, Canada, where he worked as an Audit Senior on TSX listed Oil and Gas clients. Robert then joined a retail bank in South Africa as their regulatory specialist, ensuring compliance with the Bank’s Act and the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) regulatory framework for minimum capital and liquidity requirements for banks known as the “Basel Accord”. In early 2017, Robert left his career in banking to pursue his entrepreneurial interests and joined an eCommerce business as their CFO.
Robert has been investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies since 2015, and with his understanding of the banking system, economics, and the risks inherent in the financial system, was interested in cryptocurrencies and eager to work in the space. He was presented with this opportunity in early 2018 when he decided to resign as CFO of the eCommerce business and trade his investment portfolio full time. He spent the majority of 2018 sharpening his trading methodology and furthering his education in the crypto markets and trading.
He was approached by The MoonLite Project in June 2018, to join them as their CFO, and after having acquired the necessary skills, he felt it was the perfect fit given his passion for cryptocurrency, finance and trading.