Hennie is one of the three co-founders of Laxton Group. His focus has been on the creation and continuous enhancement of the technology arm of the business. Laxton Group is a global leader in providing cost-effective, high-technology election, identity and self-service solutions.

Hennie and his team focus on designing, developing and implementing software solutions and over the years, they have successfully implemented large-scale software solutions around the world. These solutions assisted in providing free and fair elections in countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Guinea-Bissau. It also created the necessary infrastructure to provide a sustainable ID solution to citizens in developing countries, with Malawi being the most recent example.

All of the projects impact society by making a difference in the lives of citizens, and that is what keeps Hennie motivated and energised.

Hennie works with people from diverse background and cultures. Over the years he has shown a deep passion for positively influencing the people around him and he is always looking for opportunities to grow the careers and skillsets of his team members.

He is a firm believer of a good work-life balance. His favourite pastime is spending time with his wife, his two sons, and other members of his family. He recently took up running and successfully completed three marathons since December 2018. Other than that, he enjoys spending time with friends, following major sports events, tackling DIY projects, or brushing up his Mandarin with locals around the village pool table.


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