Vivienne Rose Gouvias
Chief Executive Officer
B Compt, B Compt Hons Higher Dip Taxation, CA (SA), Registered Auditor (IRBA) and Master Tax Practitioner (SAIT).
Vivienne joined MF Event cc in July 2018 as majority shareholder.
After finishing school, Vivienne was appointed as a messenger/filing clerk at an auditing firm. With her small salary, she financed the studies of her three younger siblings, giving them the opportunity to study full time. At the time she did not envisage that one day she herself will be a qualified Chartered Accountant and business partner at the very firm where she started as a filing clerk.
Ten years after leaving school, she finally had the opportunity to commence part time studies through UNISA. Today she is a partner at the firm, Haak Fourie Snyman. Vivienne is also an Independent director of Barno (Pty) Ltd and a partner in a commercial property and investments firm.
Post graduate advance diploma in Estate Administration and Planning and Trusts. (University Free State)
Vivienne has a passion for empowerment and is a role model to many of her peers, her family and her clients.
Chief Operating Officer
National Diploma in Public Relations 1989
Certificate: Public Relations Management (PRISA) 2002
- February 1990 – August 2003 Public Relations Practitioner working in corporate South Africa in the Financial Services industry co-ordinating events, Incentive Travel, Sponsorships and Media relations with regards to Corporate Social Involvement projects.
- 2003 – June 2018 Founder of MF Event specialising in events in the MICE industry and focusing on corporate clients. Clients include various JSE listed giants: Nedbank, Metropolitan Life, MMI Holdings and Old Mutual.
- July 2018 – re-launch MF Event with more capacity and a B-BBEE level 2 contributor.
Marietjie is passionate about the industry as well as about the opportunity to grow the small business that she started in 2003. The new partnership has added new skills and especially with regards to business and financial management. MF Event has more capacity to serve our clients and contribute towards skills development and community involvement.