About

About Us

La Frontiere Group (“LFG”) was founded by Glynn Cohen and
Francois Diedrechsen.

OVERVIEW – LA FRONTIERE GROUP

LFG provides a turnkey solution to the building , development and upgrading of government border posts.
LFG not only specialise in the construction element, but also the operating and maintenance of selected projects.
Together with our strategic partners LFG handles each phase in the project life cycle.

This includes the design, construction , financing and maintenance projects. We aim to achieve this without any financial assistance from government.

La Frontiere Group success on the continent is linked to our ability to forge long lasting, successful partnerships with a country’s authorities as well as its emerging contractors. It is the combined expertise, knowledge and operational experience that should provide a country’s authority with comfort.


LFG aim to:

  • Consult with all administration departments involved to re-engineer the border post processes (including simplification and streamlining of operational procedures) in order to facilitate trade and solve congestion issues.
  • Finance, supply, install and interface the Border Information System so that all required reporting is readily available to the relevant authorities. We aim to make the border process as seamless as possible.
  • Ensure the full empowerment of the Government officers through an extensive training program to ensure a smooth and efficient adoption of all technologies employed.

Why La Frontiere Group?

LFG and its partners are leaders in their sector with a proven track record in Africa.
LFG’s expertise and its ability to deploy resources for successful project delivery sets it apart from the other groups.

Our strength and experience has enabled the group to raise adequate funding when required. In this regard, it is important to note that LFG are established on the African continent and are ready to mobilize on short notice.


Management Team

Glynn Cohen

Glynn Cohen

Chairman

Glynn, a Businessman / Entrepreneur, was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe and resides in Monaco and is Executive Director of LFG.
In 1980 Glynn started a clothing business, CohCoh Enterprises which become one of the largest clothing companies in Zimbabwe. At its peak CohCoh Enterprises employed in excess of 3600 people.

He also has substantial property investments in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Europe.

In the mid 1980s, Glynn turned his attention to what he saw as tremendous potential for the movement of commodities and food aid from Zimbabwe and South Africa up into Sub Saharan Africa, and returning the trucks with commodities required.

In 1985 Glynn founded GDC Logistics in Botswana and expanded it to Zimbabwe and other various African countries where after it became one of the largest contractors to the United Nations Agencies as well as mining and trading companies in Africa.

In 1996 a merger took place with Super Group which had become a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, making this one of the largest logistics operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. At its peak Super Group had 10,000 trucks and 12,000 employees. Glynn held the positions of Chairman of Super Group International and Group Managing Director of Super Group.

Glynn obtained unique and valuable experience during these years as to the transport and logistics requirements in Africa.


Francois Diedrechsen

Francois Diedrechsen

Chief Executive Officer

Francois, a qualified accountant, currently serves as Executive Director of LFG and of Luxus Investments (Pty) Ltd, his family investment vehicle.

Prior to his current employment roles, Francois, served as one of the two Executive Directors of Raubex Group for 10 years in the positions of Commercial Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

Francois, was jointly responsible for the building of the group from a provincial road builder to the largest road and bridges infrastructure group in SADC, where Raubex now employs more than 7000 people.

Francois, was also responsible for the public listing of Raubex in 2007.

Prior to his involvement at Raubex, Francois, served as CEO of the JIC Mining & Construction (PTY) Ltd, then the largest mining construction company in S.A. and was further the driving influence in the creation of the Matlapeng group in S.A. which became one of the country’s most successful empowerment investment vehicles.

Francois has exceptional experience and a proven track record regarding the requirements, needs and shortfalls of building infrasturcture in Africa.


Harno Roos

Harno Roos

Group Chief Financial Officer

Hanro joined LFG as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to LFG, Hanro was with KEE Property Investments where he was the Head of Finance and Property Portfolio Manager.

Hanro qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Baker Tilly Greenwoods in Cape Town, where he managed a portfolio of clients in the construction, property development, investment, manufacturing, and engineering sectors.

After articles, he was seconded as an audit manager for Cherry Bakeart in Washington DC where he gained invaluable international experience.

Hanro graduated with an honours degree in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch


Chantal Martin

Chantal Martin

Financial Manager

Chantal joins La Frontiere as the Financial Manager with her extensive working experience of 15+ years within Finance over various industries, including Takealot Online, Imperial Logistics Fast ‘n Fresh and Vox Telecom.

Her dedicated and detailed-orientated conduct made her quickly recognised by Senior Management where she received multiple promotions within businesses. She has specialised in Financial Management and Analysis and has been successful in producing positive results with a consistent history of advancing shared company goals.

Chantal comes with invaluable insight into merging financial and operational standards to assist in advancing tactical and strategic goals.

LFG is the partner of choice for
Governments to develop and
modernise their Border Posts.

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