Frans Els is a Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship Candidate. He holds an Honours BCompt. from the University of South Africa and an MBA from GIBS/University of Pretoria. He has also completed a Post Grad Diplomain Auditing, Higher Diploma in Taxation and Diploma in Estate Tax (with distinction) from UNISA. He is a member of IOD-Institute of Directors, the SAIT-Institute of Tax Practitioners and is a Chartered Accountant. At present, he holds the position of Managing Director of Frans Els and Associates Inc. in South Africa.