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Financial Planning Institute announces new appointments

13 February 2014 FPI
Ntai Phoofolo.

Ntai Phoofolo.

David Kop.

David Kop.

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) is pleased to announce the following appointments: Ntai Phoofolo, CFP® as the Chairperson-Elect effective as of 01 July 2014 ; and David Kop, CFP® promoted to Head of Membership and Corporate Relations effective from 01 January 2014.

Ntai Phoofolo, CFP®, who will officially assume his new role after the FPI’s 2014 Annual General Meeting in June, was elected to this position at a recent Board meeting of the Institute in early December 2013. Phoofolo joined the FPI Board of Directors in November 2012 and currently works at Standard Bank Private Clients as a Wealth Manager focusing on client wealth management by assisting with their financial planning needs and fulfilling their banking requirements.
 
Ntai holds an LLB degree and LLM in International Law from the University of the Free State. He further holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial, all from the University of the Free State.
 
"I am highly delighted and honoured by my appointment and look forward to working alongside the Chairperson as well as the FPI leadership team to further grow the status of the institution within the industry,” said Phoofolo.
 
Prem Govender, CFP®, FPI Chairperson commented, "On behalf of the FPI’s board members, we would like to congratulate Ntai and are delighted to have him on the board as the new incoming Chairperson-Elect. Having worked with Mr Phoofolo previously, we are well aware that he is more than capable to step into this role with pronounced valuable experience and together with our board members will be able to drive the FPI strategy rollout for the betterment of our industry.
 
David Kop, CFP®, who joined FPI in July 2013 as Senior Manager: Policy and Research, is also promoted to Head: Membership and Corporate Relations. By joining the senior executive leadership team, David will play a pivotal role in FPI’s strategic thrust of member development as well as employer and consumer outreach.
 
David completed his BCom in Financial Management at the University of Johannesburg and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Law from the University of Free State in 2002.
 
Godfrey Nti, FPI CEO commented, "I would like to congratulate both Ntai and David on their appointments. We look forward to continuing our work with both of them in building a recognised and respected financial planning profession. We have full confidence that they will do exceptionally well and that their valuable experience will be essential in helping the institute promote professional financial planning for all South Africans.”

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