Louis started off his career in Law. He completed his B. Proc Law Degree (4 years) at the University of Pretoria in 1982 and was admitted as an attorney at the age of 22. He practiced law as a partner at a small boutique property firm before joining a large corporate law firm as an associate. After practicing law for a total of 4 years, his ambition was always to join the business world.
Before taking this next step, Louis enrolled for his MBA degree in 1987 at the Business School at the University of Pretoria, today known as GIBS. Upon completion all subjects and his thesis, he joined Central Merchant Bank (Senbank) as a consultant in the Project Finance (Structured Finance) Department. During his tenure at Senbank he was involved in many local and international transactions.
In 1990 Louis started an Integrated Property Consulting Company with Partners which lead to the formation of Invest Group Projects in 1991. The Group specialised in various property developments, from hospitals, Retail & Offices, Residential and Leisure. In 2017 Invest Group Projects was rebranded as Waterford Bridge Property Group. The Group continued in the same focus areas of property development.
During the many years a number Businesses Ventures were created or acquired over the years. Many had an underlying property as the backbone which required a fully functional and profitable business to add value to the property. Examples of these businesses are Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Centres, Logistics, Country Clubs, Hospitality Businesses and Leisure venues.
During the last 30 years he had exposure to a wide variety of transactions and businesses, ranging from structuring & funding arrangements to the actual creation of new businesses. Such would be the development of hospitals, the formation of a group of hospitals, ultimately the listing of the hospital group.
Over the last couple of years his interest has been diversiified to Consulting in the Human Capital Investments. As the focus on People broaden, it started a focus on entrepreneurship and business ventures.