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Johan Van Zyl


Johan is the Chairman of Stonehage Fleming South Africa and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. He is an adviser to several ultra-high net worth South African families, serves as a director of a number of investment companies and trusts and acts as an independent trustee to various family trusts and public benefit organisations. 


In Nature everything is distinct yet nothing defined into absolute, independent singleness

William Wordsworth

Johan joined the Stonehage Fleming Group in 2010 to start the Investment Management Division in South Africa and was later appointed as CEO of Stonehage Fleming South Africa in 2013. Prior to joining the Group, Johan was an Investment Manager at Fleming Family & Partners in London. Johan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Electronic) from the University of Stellenbosch and is a CFA Charter holder.


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Over time we have tended towards a philosophy of Rationalism and a science of Materialism – grasping, extracting, defining, categorising, manipulating, and exploiting the world around us.  This is an important part of what makes us human.  It becomes a problem when it begins to dominate our reality affecting the way in which we relate to the world, creating the illusion of separation, and castrating us from Nature and each other.

Giles Hutchins 
Thought Leader

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