|South African Value Investor Conference 2008|
|Speaker Profile : David Shapiro|
David Shapiro joined Max Pollak and Freemantle, a member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1972, shortly after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He was appointed senior partner in 1988. The firm underwent many changes including a merger with Frankel Kruger Vinderine in 1990 and the sale to French banking giant Societe Generale in 1996. In 2000 the private client business was sold to Sasfin Bank; David remained on as Managing Director of SG Securities (Pty) Ltd, a brokerage that focused on institutional and international business. In 2002 the business was closed as part of Societe Generale’s withdrawal from global emerging markets.