Keri Kirsten | Merchant West

Keri Kirsten

Managing Director: Merchant West Fleet

After completing a B. Com(Hons) degree in Business Information Systems in 1989, Keri began a career in Software Development soon started to specialise in Fleet Management Systems. During his 25 year career he has occupied various specialist and management roles with various entities including Investec Fleet , LeasePlan (CIO) South Africa and Absa Vehicle Management Solutions (MD). In 2013, Keri left the corporate fleet world to join Abela, a private fleet consultancy, and with his partners began building their own Full Maintenance Leasing business. In 2018, Merchant West holdings acquired a controlling stake in the company and subsequently changed the name to Merchant West Fleet where Keri now serves as Managing Director.