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Our History


Centrafin commenced operations in October 2002 as an independent financial intermediary in the operating rental market. In June of 2010, Alviva Holdings Ltd acquired 51% shareholding in the company and in March 2012 Centrafin became a full subsidiary of the group.

Since then Centrafin has transformed from being a broker, to a primary funder, carrying its own in-house finance and debtors book.

October 2002

Centrafin entered the rental finance market as an independent financial intermediary.

October 2002

June 2010

Alviva Holdings Ltd acquired 51% shareholding in the company

March 2012

Centrafin became a full subsidiary of the Alviva Group

March 2012

May 2016

Centrafin started securitization

December 2017

Centrafin rebranded and moved to our new building

December 2017

August 2018

Centrafin expanded, adding a Corporate Asset Finance (CAF) Division

December 2019

Centrafin collaborated with PSG under the banner of Centrasure

December 2019

June 2021

Advances book surpasses the R1 billion landmark

Values

Centrafin applies the Alviva Groups' values as contained in the Code of Conduct. Over and above those group wide values, Centrafin's distinctive values are captured in its mantra: Rapid Reliable Responsive

Vision

Our vision is to be a specialist asset finance house and the authority on asset finance in South Africa.
This will be achieved through the delivery of services that are distinctly Rapid, Reliable, and Responsive.

Mission

Centrafin's mission is to deliver innovative, unrivalled services, thereby facilitating growth of businesses, which frees up business owners from the restrictions placed upon them by the slow moving, inflexible behaviour of larger lenders.

Our People

Executive Team and Management Team

Jenny Gill
Jenny GillManaging Director PMD (Cum Laude) (Gordon institute of Business Science)
Jenny has been involved in the rental finance industry since its inception in South Africa in the late 1980s, participating in pioneering the funding of operating rentals through a securitisation vehicle during her tenure at Sasfin Bank. She has worked with various major finance houses until she started her own brokerage in 1999. In 2002, Jenny became a founder director of Centrafin and has served as its Managing Director for the past 19 years. She has seen the company grow from a brokerage to a fully fledged finance house, employing over 60 staff, and managing a book of R1 Billion in 2021.
Hendrik Pieterse
Hendrik PieterseChief Operating Officer MBL (UNISA), BCOM (LAW) (University of Potchefstroom)
Hendrik started his corporate career in the banking industry in 1999 with Imperial Bank, where he gained valuable credit control experience in his position as Legal Manager. In 2005, he was appointed as Divisional Credit Manager for the bank’s Rental Discounting Division. Hendrik joined Centrafin in January 2011 as Manager of the credit and risk divisions, where after he was promoted to director, overseeing all functions related to credit and risk. In 2018, Hendrik was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all operational activities of the organisation. 
Johan Fourie
Johan FourieFinancial Director BCOM (Hon) Financial Management (University of Pretoria)
Johan started his career in the motor industry and, from where in 2005, he entered the rental finance industry when he started with Merchant West Asset Finance. He joined Centrafin in 2008 as its Financial Manager. In 2010, he was promoted to Financial Director, shortly before Centrafin was taken over by Pinnacle Technology Holdings Ltd (now Alviva Holdings Ltd) in 2010. He specialises in financial management within the financial services sector and heads up a small, but dynamic, team overseeing the financial management of the business.

Our Wheel of Virtues

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