Dries Ferreira completed his schooling at Andrew Rabie High School, Port Elizabeth. His tertiary education started in the Eastern Cape where he completed his BCom (Honours) degree in Accounting at the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela University).
As a keen sportsman Dries started his early career as a semi-professional cyclist representing South Africa on the international stage before settling into a formal corporate career where he started as an accountant working for PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (“PwC”) in South Africa and Montreal, Canada.
After completing his articles with PwC he progressed his education by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) before attending Harvard Business School in Boston, USA where he successfully completed the Programme for Leadership Development.
Dries started his management career in the polymer-products manufacturing industry and soon moved into larger challenges where he fulfilled the role of Chief Financial Officer and executive board member of JSE listed companies (logistics, manufacturing, services, property sectors).
With more than 13 years of corporate experience Dries ventured into starting WellCapital, a company with its main focus to establish integrity, governance and real insight around sustainable business performance and assisting management teams to access next-level growth.
Dries is a father of four young boys and in his spare time a member of the management teams of various philanthropic organisations focusing on elevating the quality of education in rural areas as well as the spiritual wellness of people.