Group Director

Deon Van der Walt

With a passion for driving growth and innovation, Deon Van der Walt stands as the visionary Chief Operating Officer of the Guma Group of companies. Holding an impressive array of degrees – BCom, LLB, LLM, and MCom – Deon embodies a unique blend of legal acumen, business and financial expertise.

A consummate professional, Deon has charted an exceptional trajectory within the Guma Group, orchestrating its evolution into diverse industries. Under Deon’s leadership, Guma has boldly ventured into the realm of renewable energy, solidifying its position as a force to be reckoned with. The successful implementation of multiple renewable energy projects, from conception to execution, underscores Deon’s strategic prowess.

Not content with confining innovation to one sector, Deon has masterfully extended the Guma Group’s reach into railway services and the supply of steel rails and turnout equipment to the rail industry. This bold move highlights Deon’s innate ability to spot opportunities and seize them, solidifying the Group’s presence as a multifaceted player in the business landscape.

Instrumental in Guma’s expansion into infrastructure and tourism, Deon has a proven track record of transforming ideas into realities. Additionally, Deon’s visionary leadership has steered Guma’s successful foray into battery energy storage solutions. From household to industrial and utility-scale applications, Deon has championed innovation, positioning the Guma Group at the forefront of cutting-edge technology.

Beyond the impressive portfolio, Deon embodies a commitment to ethical leadership and sustainable practices. A visionary driven by purpose, Deon envisions not only the success of the Guma Group but also a future where businesses contribute positively to society and the environment.

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, Deon remains an unwavering pillar of innovation, driving the Guma Group’s journey toward greater accomplishments. With a wealth of knowledge, a thirst for growth, and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Deon continues to shape the Guma Group’s narrative and redefine industry standards.

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