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Ina Botes

Ina Botes CFP®

Principal and Senior Financial Planner specialising in Estate Planning and Risk

​B.Comm Hons, CFP®, International Quality Award

Ina has 18 years of property portfolio asset management experience under her belt. She has a B.Comm Hons degree and is a registered CFP® (Certified Financial Planner®). She was invited to the Sanlam National Convention as part of the top 50 advisers in 2010, and received her first International Quality Award. Above all, Ina genuinely cares about the financial wellbeing of her clients, and goes above and beyond to put their needs first.

Michael Botes

Michael Botes

Investment Specialist

M.Comm, CFA, CFP®

With a combined 26 years of experience as a trader in the financial markets and investment manager in various large banks, Michael brings a wealth of investment and financial market experience to Authentic BlueStar Financial Advisory Services. His experience is backed by extensive academic qualifications (M.Comm). He is a charter holder of the prestigious international CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute, as well as a registered CFP® (Certified Financial Planner®).

Hennie Bekker

Hennie Bekker

Senior Financial Adviser

Ph.D. Business Administration

Dr Hennie Bekker culminated his academic success with a Doctor’s degree in Business Administration. He distinguished himself in the corporate banking and business world with Trust Bank and Sanlam where he received several in-service awards and salutations. He had a highly successful political career from 1981 to 2009, serving on the Parliamentary Portfolios of Finance and S.C.O.P.A. For several years he was the Deputy Chairperson and Trustee of the Parliamentary Office Bearers Pension Fund, and Chairperson of the erstwhile Parliamentary Committee. Today he advises parliamentarians and diplomats on pension and related matters.

Nkuli Kgositsile

Nkuli Kgositsile

Business Development Officer

Nkuli has a background in journalism, was founder of the Voice of Soweto Community radio station, and is an entrepreneur with her own entertainment company. Having been educated in a number of Southern African countries, she brings a dynamic wealth of experience to Authentic BlueStar, especially in terms of her social and political insights into Africa. She currently acts as Business Development Officer for the business.

Gerda Bekker

Gerda Bekker

Public Relations Officer

B.A. Honours, FP1 Financial Planning diploma

Gerda joined the Authentic BlueStar team as an associate, after completing her FP1 Financial Planning diploma with Sanlam, and has a B.A Honours degree in Media and Information Technology and a Teachers diploma. She spent many years lecturing and teaching, and has served as a City Councillor and Member of the Gauteng Legislature (MPL) for several years, where she excelled in the Finance and Economics portfolios.

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