Pierre holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He worked in various companies with the Reunert Group between 1992 and 1997, before joining the Connection Group, technology retailer listed on the JSE. He held the position of CEO of Connection Group for 4 years, leading to a successful turnaround of the business that culminated in the group being bought by JD Group Ltd. Pierre spent 13 years at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) from 2002, fulfilling various roles including those of senior transactor in the Corporate Finance division, 5 years as the Head of the Equities division and 3 years as the Co-Head of the Global Markets division. Pierre has been a member of the RMB Investment Committee for the last 10 years, a position he continues to hold. He is also a member of the Ashburton Private Equity Fund 1 Investment Committee.