In 2015 Rikus was appointed as the CFO of Crossgate Technologies, the largest supplier of retail plastic cards in South Africa, becoming the youngest member of the executive committee. In 2018, he played an instrumental role in the successful share takeover transaction of the Crossgate group by one of the largest fintech investment companies in South Africa and in 2019 he implemented a successful B-BBEE strategy for the group. Rikus is also the CFO and one of the co-founders of Efficacy Payments, a new disruptive payment solution fintech company providing innovative payment solutions to the South African market in retail stores.

He is a cancer survivor and trustee of the LYN testicular cancer awareness trust which visits schools and corporate companies to educate young men in a humorous way about the risks of cancer.

Rikus has also been a member of the SAICA YCAN committee for the past three years and is passionate about restoring the reputation of the CA(SA) accreditation and brand, specifically among scholars and students.


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