Pieter Badenhorst is the Director: Legal and Compliance for the AFGRI Group. He has 21 years’ experience as an in-house counsel and 9 years as an executive director. He holds a B.Comm Law and LLB (both cum laude), B. Comm Honours in Business Management and LLM in Banking and Stock Exchange Law.
Prior to joining AFGRI, he was the Head of the Office of the General Counsel of the Absa Group (now Barclays Africa) and Head Specialized Finance Legal of Absa Corporate and Investment Bank (now Absa Capital).
Under his leadership the AFGRI Legal team has won the Legal Department of the Year (Small Team) 4 times at the African Legal Awards. The team won the in House-Community Africa In-House Team of the Year and AME Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year in 2018. The team was twice recognized by Legal 500 as a GC Power list Africa team.
Pieter won the General Counsel of the Year in 2015 at the African Legal Awards. He was twice recognized by Legal 500 as one of the GC Power list 100 and by Legal Era as one of the World’s 100 Leading General Counsel.