JB holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has completed an International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance presented by the International Compliance Association (ICA). He has also completed a course in Fundamentals of Banking and Risk Management from the University of South Africa and is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist accredited by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ICAMS). He is a member of ACAMS and ICA. He is admitted and authorised to practice as an Advocate of the High of South Africa. His academic qualifications have aided his ability to understand and apply updated legislation since joining the Compliance function at Aqua in 2016.
Prior to Aqua, JB worked as an International Trade Lawyer at the Trade Law Centre in South Africa where he developed experience in providing International Trade law and policy advice for international organisations such as the World Bank and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), therefore his strategic risk governance understanding is broad and wide.
JB has completed a Foundation Course in Trust Law and Management presented by the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners in Malta whilst based there. He is fundamental to the significant development of the compliance and risk teams.
"I have a passion for excellence and like to see results in whatever task or project I work on and it is great to work with a team that has the same values. Moving to Aqua and shifting my career focus to support a Family office and finalizing my qualification in Compliance has been an achievement that I am really proud of. Aqua has given me opportunity to gain work experience outside my home country of South Africa and to continue to develop myself and my career in a friendly and challenging work environment."