Director/Shareholder: Export Trading Group and Barak Fund. Founder of Madswimmer.
After studying accounting at the University of Stellenbosch Jean started his own business with friends. Later on in his career he worked for Rand Merchant Bank and Standard Bank. In 2008 he started up the Barak Fund and acquired a stake in Export Trading Group, both companies are in the agricultural market space. Jean is a proud husband to Christine and father of Gabrielle.
Obtaining provincial colours for swimming, water polo and biathlon. Jean has also completed his Navy diving course with The Diver of the Year accolade. He became the first person ever to put all 6 intercontinental swims under his belt. Jean was also nominated Adventurer of the Year, Nightjar Travel Awards 2015.