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Mr. Nils Flaatten

Wrong Nils Flaatten?

Chief Executive Officer

Email: n***@***.za

Employment History

  • Chairperson
    South African Business Forum
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Marketing Manager
  • Combat Officer
    South African Navy

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Spooner High School
  • bachelor's degree
    Stellenbosch University
101 Total References
Web References
Cape Town is building on its ..., 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
Cape Town is building on its reputation as a beautiful destination, said Nils Flaatten, CEO of Wesgro, the Western Cape's tourism and investment promotion agency.
Mariette du Toit-Helmbold | Whale Cottage Portfolio Blog » Whale Cottage Portfolio Blog, 21 Jan 2014 [cached]
Our telephonic interaction in setting up the meeting was very different to the bureaucracy I experienced when I arranged tomeet with Wesgro CEO Nils Flaatten.
Nils Flaatten, CEO, ..., 3 Aug 2013 [cached]
Nils Flaatten, CEO, WESGRO-The Investment & Trade Promotion Agency of the Western Cape
Nils Flaatten completed his high schooling at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. He then spent a year as a Rotary exchange student in Spooner, Wisconsin (U.S.A.), where he attended Spooner High School. He served in the South African Navy as a combat officer and visited Marion Island and the Antarctic during his sea time. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the Stellenbosch University. After university, he worked in London for Dresdner RCM Global Investors and then Barclays Global Investors in Jersey (Channel Islands). Flaatten then moved to Hong Kong, where he worked for Citigroup as the Asia-Pacific Regional Marketing Manager in the bank's Global Corporate and Investment Bank division. While in Hong Kong, he also served as the Chairperson of the South African Business Forum.
He then returned to London, where he worked for the Capital Markets Company (Capco) as a management consultant. Here his assignments included work on European stock exchanges, the acquisition of an outsourced trade service company, financial services outsourcing, and capital market process management.
He then returned to South Africa, where he served as advisor to the Provincial Minister for Development, Economics, and Planning and Managing Director of the African Carbon Trust. He is currently the CEO for Wesgro, the Western Cape Government's investment and trade promotion agency.
Flaatten has also guest lectured at the Stellenbosch University Graduate School of Business, teaching on doing business in China and China market access. He sits on the board of an NGO called Young in Prison, and his interests include wine, rugby, golf, dinghy, and offshore sailing.
"There is an amazing South African ..., 6 Aug 2012 [cached]
"There is an amazing South African talent pool offshore that is eager and motivated to give back and contribute to socio-economic development in their country of origin," added Nils Flaaten, CEO of WESGRO, The Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. Flaaten has joined the board of SABLE and will collaborate closely with its founding members and expert network worldwide. He noted that countries like India, Taiwan, Australia and Israel were highly advanced in forming expatriate support networks to fund and promote new venture starts and South Africa needed to mobilize its resource base as well.
Nils Flaatten, CEO of ..., 14 Nov 2013 [cached]
Nils Flaatten, CEO of Wesgro, the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, collected the award at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Spain on behalf of the province.
We will take this award to the people of the Garden Route on the inaugural flight from OR Tambo International on Monday, 18 November,†added Flaatten.
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