Chris de Vries
CA(SA) & Competent Mineral Asset Valuator
Managing Director, Venmyn Deloitte
Deloitte Place,The Woodlands
5 Woodlands Drive, Building 33
Chris de Vries is the managing director at minerals corporate advisory firm Venmyn Deloitte. He is a qualified CA(SA) and competent mineral asset valuator, having served as an associate director at Deloitte’s Corporate Finance division in Johannesburg.
Chris has 7+ years’ experience in conducting due diligence reviews, valuations and corporate advisory assignments in the minerals industry. His experience includes a wide range of mining transactions, IPO projects and corporate recovery projects covering commodities such as coal, gold, platinum, nickel, chrome, uranium, copper and industrial minerals. This included operational, development and exploration assets as well as tailings retreatment operations. Recently, Chris led the care-and-maintenance and successful M&A process in the provisional liquidation of a leading copper producer in Botswana.
Chris joined Deloitte’s audit practice in 2002 and served as audit manager in the Deloitte London office for 3 years. While in London, Chris was the group audit manager on a FTSE 250 company with operations in 30+ countries.
Chris joined Deloitte’s Corporate Finance division in Johannesburg in 2008 and since then he has worked on a wide range of buy-side and sell-side due diligence assignments, independent business reviews and IPO projects. While at Corporate Finance, Chris led the Deloitte South Africa Mining Transaction Services team.
Chris joined Venmyn Deloitte in November 2014 focussing on mineral asset valuations, fair and reasonable opinions, due diligences, impairment reviews and strategic advisory to mining companies, banks and investors.