About Gerald Strever
Gerald Strever is a globally renowned expert on financial modeling and spreadsheet techniques, combining expert knowledge with vast experience. He is the Senior Managing Partner of Finance Training Solutions, specializing in Financial Strategy, Business Modeling, Financial Risk Modelling and Company Valuation. Gerald has developed the unique and branded, "Financial Modeling Quadrant System “ and has published a number of articles on Financial Modeling.
Gerald worked for 15 years in Senior Management Accounting and Financial Management positions at Unilever and the South African subsidiary of Best Foods. For five years he held the position of Head of Long Range Planning and Budgeting for Best Foods, where he pioneered Business Modeling in South Africa. He is regarded as a leading authority in the design and application of business models.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting) from the University of South Africa, an Honors Degree (Business Economics) from the University of South Africa, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Education) from the University of Cumbria (UK) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. Before starting Finance Training Solutions in 1994, Gerald worked for 5 years at a Major Investment Bank, structuring Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Buy-Outs.
He consults to a number of companies in the areas of financial strategy, business modeling and company valuation, as well as conducting both in-house and public workshops on Finance, Business Modeling and Company Valuation internationally for the past 24 years. Major clients include Saudi Aramco (KSA), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (UAE), Abu Dhabi GAS (UAE), FirstGen (Philippines), Gaysorn (Thailand), Cat Telecom (Thailand), TruEnergy (Australia), TATA (India), Bayer, BMW, Cadbury-Schweppes, Denel, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, SKF, L&T Infra (India), PetroSA (South Africa), Angola Liquified Natural Gas (Angola), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (Hindustan), Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Development Bank of South Africa, Mercedes-Benz.