Executive Management

Koert Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: South African

Koert Pretorius joined the Group in 1998 as the regional manager of the central region of Mediclinic’s operations in South Africa, after which he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Mediclinic Group in 2003. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2008 and also served as a director of Mediclinic International Limited in 2006 up to the combination of the businesses of the Company (then Al Noor Hospitals Group plc) and Mediclinic International Limited.

Qualifications: He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting Science (B.Compt.) from the University of the Free State; and a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa (MBL).

Braam Joubert

Chief Financial Officer

Braam Joubert joined Mediclinic in 1995 as an accountant, after which he was appointed as financial manager of the group in 1998. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2008.

Qualifications: Braam holds an Honours degree in Accounting (B.Comm. (Hons)) from the University of Stellenbosch and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Wimpie Aucamp

Chief Operating Officer

Wimpie Aucamp joined the Mediclinic group in 1995 as Human Resources Manager, then moved into a position as Hospital General Manager at Mediclinic Sandton in 2000.  He was then appointed as head of operations of the Northern Region in 2003 and as Chief Operating Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2008.

Qualifications: He holds a Bachelor degree in Personnel Management (B.Comm.) from the University of Pretoria.

Dr Stefan Smuts

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr Stefan Smuts joined Mediclinic Panorama hospital in 2001 as the Emergency Centre Manager. Thereafter he was promoted to Group Manager: Emergency Medicine in 2007 and to the Chief Clinical Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2011.

Qualifications: Stefan holds a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (M.B.Ch.B) from the University of Stellenbosch. He is also a registered member of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.

Corné Heyns

Chief Strategy Officer

Corné Heyns joined the Mediclinic group in 2004 as the manager responsible for new business opportunities for Mediclinic Southern Africa. His role later expanded to include support for international business opportunities, related corporate finance activities and investor relations for the group. In 2014 he was appointed as the manager of business performance for Mediclinic Southern Africa; and subsequently as the Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2017.

Qualifications: He holds an Honours degree in Accounting (B.Acc. (Hons)), from the University of Stellenbosch and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dr Biren Valodia

Chief Marketing Officer

Dr Biren Valodia has held various managerial positions in the healthcare industry since 1999. He joined Mediclinic in 2006 as Chief Marketing Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa.

Qualifications: Biren holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) from the University of the Western Cape, an Honours degree in Business Administration (B.B&A (Hons)) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), from University of Stellenbosch as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from SMC University. He also completed and Executive Development Programme (EDP) from University of Manchester.

Raymond Plotz

Chief Information Officer

Raymond Plotz joined Mediclinic in 1995 and has held various managerial positions in the ICT department. He was appointed as the Chief Information Officer in 2011.

Qualifications: Raymond holds a Certificate on Information Systems Management from UCT Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the Senior Management Development Program from Executive Business School, University of Stellenbosch.