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Brett van Aswegen

CEO - Wonga South Africa

Brett van Aswegen | CEO - Wonga South Africa | Large version

Brett joined Wonga to head up its South African business in 2015, bringing with him over two decades of experience in the retail credit and financial services sectors across the continent.

Before joining Wonga, Brett was Managing Director of a credit provider in Kenya, opening up the country as a new credit market on behalf of an African multi-national. This built on his experience gained at Lewis Group, a furniture retailer, where he was the pioneer of customer-level revolving credit facilities. He was elected to the Board of Lewis Stores as Credit Risk Director in 2006.

Brett also served on the Management Committee of the Credit Providers’ Association of South Africa for 10 years, of which five were as Chairperson. During his tenure he helped to guide the industry through the transformation brought about by the introduction of the National Credit Act in South Africa, one of the most pivotal changes to the market in its history.