OBTALA - Key Persons


Carnel Geddes - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chartered Accountant
  • CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Based in South Africa, Carnel is a chartered accountant and certified fraud examiner, dually qualified in the UK and South Africa. During a 15-year career at BDO, the global audit, tax and advisory group, Carnel served as director, forensic services, of BDO London and partner of BDO Cape Town. She has been a director and board member of the largest South African pomegranate farm company, Pomona, since 2008.

Graeme Thomson

Job Titles:
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • NON - EXECUTIVE CHAIR
Graeme, 62, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been a public company director for many decades, as a CEO, CFO/Company Secretary and as a Non-Executive. He has varied commercial UK and international experience, including of Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Guido Theuns - CEO, Chairman

Job Titles:
  • CEO
  • EXECUTIVE CHAIR
Guido was appointed as CEO at the beginning of January 2024. Guido has worked for over 25 years in the international IT and Financial business sectors in various management positions. He entered the arena of the financial markets in 1995 and specialized in structuring Alternative Investment Funds and developing and implementing international strategies for companies and family offices active in the financial markets. Guido lives in France and the Netherlands.

Jake Slocombe