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Management Team

Management Team of CompuGroup Medical South Africa

Dr. Gerhard Schuetz Dr. Gerhard Schuetz

Dr. Gerhard Schuetz
Senior Vice President ALM (Africa & Asia Pacific)

Dr. Schuetz has over 20 years’ experience in building up companies from the startup phase as well as managing companies through mergers in the service, logistics and Health Care industry. He studied both business administration and applied computer sciences in Berlin and Hagen, Germany , where he also achieved his PhD.

For several years he ran his own SW Development and Consulting business, thereafter joining Deutsche Post/DHL and held positions in Business Development and General Management for over ten years.

He joined CGM in 2009, running the US Business of CGM, building up a German based billing company in the Ambulatory Health Care Sector and is now responsible for the CGM business in Africa and Asia.

With his motto being “providing stability with a strong focus on entrepreneurship, growth and performance” he prides himself in supporting health care providers in challenging environments to deliver better care.

Mervyn Cookson Mervyn Cookson

Mervyn Cookson
Managing Director

Mervyn is one of the newest members to join the CGM SA team, having taken up his position on 1 May 2017.

He is a registered professional Electrical Engineer with an MBA and has extensive experience at an executive and CEO level in Life ,Short-term and Health insurance-based Financial Services businesses in both South Africa and across Sub Saharan Africa, Logistics business in South Africa and the rest of Africa, Medical Scheme business in South Africa and diamond mining business in Southern Africa.

Prior to joining CGM SA, Mervyn was a Business Consultant, assisting financial services companies with entry strategies into Africa.

He will draw on his extensive business experience in leading CGM SA to grow into a dominant position in South Africa and the rest of Africa in this industry segment, over the next few years.