Joachim Vermooten
DCom (Tnsprt Econ) , MCom (Tnsprt Econ) cum laude, CA(SA), CTA, BCom Hons (Acc), BCom Acc.
Afrikaans, English, German
South African, South Africa
Advocacy to counsel:
Excessive pricing
Predatory pricing
Air transport economics
Past member of SA Tax Court
Thought leadership:
Air transport economics
Competition economics
Airline restructuring
Liberalisation, deregulation
Financial Management
Professional societies:
• Registered auditor (RA) with South African Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
• Chartered accountant, CA(SA) member of South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA)
• Life member of Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA)
• Member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
• Member of the German Aviation Research Society (GARS)
• Chartered Member (CMILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA)
Licensed Senior Business Rescue Practitioner
• Former member of the South African Tax Court (until 2019)
Professional services experience:
Competition economics, regulatory economics
Academic specialisation:
Air Transport, Research, Presentations
More 20 years of high-level consulting experience, following a successful business career, including chief executive and board experience across a number of industries. A total of 45 years of working experience (in Luxembourg, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa).

Provides high level consultancy services to the DOT, AFCAC, World Bank (Southern African State-owned airlines), the Namibian Competition Commission (airline predatory pricing, pension funds and pension administrators, DTT broadcasting tariffs); the South African Competition Commission (collusion, cartels, airline excessive pricing and airline predatory pricing); Airlines (Comair and Lift Airlines); DAI (Development Alternatives, Inc) SPEED+ US AID funded project in Mozambique; Presidential Remuneration Review Commission (PRRC); Identity Development Fund Managers (IDF Capital); Adam Smith International UK on the Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) project in Nigeria funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Department of Public Enterprises (Pretoria) - shareholder oversight and restructuring of State-owned airlines.
  • Academic
  • Accountant/Chartered Accountant
  • Economist
  • Forensic and investigative accounting
Industry experience
  • Accounting
  • Asset Management
  • Auditing
  • Business Rescue
  • Energy & Resources
  • Food & Beverages
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Public Service
  • Tax
  • Transport
Experience in respect of contract types
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Insurance
  • Loan/other Loan Facility
  • Partnership
  • Sale of Goods
  • Services
  • Shareholders/Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Experience - Number of cases testified in
  • As expert at court: 1-5
  • As expert before arbitrator: 0
  • In mediation: 0
  • Expert determination / Alternative dispute resolution: 1-5
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