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Oliver Schmitz

Managing Director, Brand Finance South Africa

As a well-versed brand advisor, Oliver have over 15 years of experience with Brand Finance advising strongly branded organisations, both large and small, on how to maximise shareholder value through effective management of their intangible assets.

During his time at Brand Finance, he has been the Global Account Director for Vodafone – a position held for five years. During this period Oliver directed 20 strategic projects for the Vodafone Global Brand team including valuing the Vodafone portfolio in 72 markets for four consecutive years. He also valued the Miller portfolio of brands following the acquisition of Miller by SAB plc for balance sheet recognition in May 2002. Some of his other clients include Absa, Brand South Africa, De Beers, FNB, Manchester United, Microsoft, Petronas, SANParks, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telefonica, Telkom, and Virgin.  

Beyond his role at Brand Finance, Oliver assists the Reporting & Analysis Team for a global volunteer organisation. His team are based in South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Austria, Netherlands, and the US.
He also holds a BA in Computer Science.

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