La Frontiere Group (“LFG”) was founded by Glynn Cohen and
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.
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.
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.
Business Development Manager
Tyron joined La Frontiere Group as Business Development Manager. He works closely with the Executive Directors to execute the vision and mission of the group.
Tyron is responsible for the analysis of new investment opportunities as well as the planning and execution of chosen projects. Tyron is also responsible for liaising with government institutions and serves on the concessionaire sub committees with government to ensure the smooth implementation of policy.
Prior to LFG, Tyron held various positions within public companies and gained invaluable experience in the private equity world. Tyron holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management. He is originally from South Africa, however was educated in Australia and England.
Arno joined LFG as Group Financial Manager.
Prior to LFG, Arno was with Aveng Limited Group where he lead the financial reporting function and played a key role in the Group’s corporate finance activities and transactions.
Arno qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG Johannesburg, where he a managed a portfolio of clients in the telecommunications, technology and transportation sectors. As Manager, he was seconded to the KPMG London office where he gained invaluable international experience.
Arno graduate with an honours degree in Accounting Sciences from the Univeristy of Pretoria where he was a member of the Golden Key Honours Society.