Johan is an entrepreneur and successfully started and ran several businesses in South Africa, the most recent in the payments industry. He holds a MA from the University of Pretoria and a D Phil from the University of Oxford, the latter of which he attended as Rhodes Scholar. Johan is a good listener and is passionate about mediation as a superior method of solving many disputes at a fraction of the cost of litigation or arbitration and in a much quicker and effective way. He has successfully completed the UCT/MiM Commercial and Court Aligned Mediation Course and has successfully mediated commercial disputes. Johan is a keen golfer, an avid reader, loves animals, and travels as often as he can.