Dr. Dempsey Naidoo


Our leadership team is founded on deep global experience, cultural diversity, a shared value system and multi-disciplinary expertise across finance and technology.

Dr. Dempsey Naidoo

CEO & Executive Director

40 years’ experience as an international businessman, consultant, company founder, director and investor.

Current Directorships:

  • Founder and Director Automotive Investment Holdings
  • Founder and Director PD Naidoo Group of Companies including PD Naidoo Financial Services Pty Ltd and Fortuna Swiss GmbH
  • Director N3 Toll Concession Limited

Past Directorships and Significant Roles include:

  • Retired MD Africa, Mott Macdonald (after the acquisition of PD Naidoo Engineering Group)
  • Director of SA Property Association (SAPOA)
  • Chairman Texton Property Fund
  • Mentor and impact investor with a strong focus on empowerment, FinTech, poverty alleviation and manufacturing

2003 finalist EY/RMB World Entrepreneur Nomination for South Africa

Fellowships and Memberships of Engineering Institutions

  • Past President of CESA

United Nations Scholar at Kingston University, BSc Engineering

Honoris Causa Doctorate awarded from Kingston University