Riaan Grobbelaar matriculated at Hoërskool Helpmekaar in 1985 and pursued his studies at Rand Afrikaans University (now UJ) where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting degree in 1988. He did his articles at BDO Spencer Steward (now BDO) from 1989 to 1990. In 1993 he completed his Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences, CA (SA) at UNISA.
He Joined Prestmarine at the end of 1990 as financial manager. His career in short-term insurance spans over 27 years and he took over the reins as Managing Director at Prestmarine in 1999. Riaan now leads a team of more than 40 staff members at Prestgroup, a company that has won numerous awards in the insurance industry for their service excellence, including lately the Santam Gold Award in May 2018.
Riaan is known for his dedication and commitment to his clients in the freight forwarding industry, some of whom go back as far as 1994 and have become close friends. A keen fisherman, hunter, and cyclist, Riaan loves the outdoors. The 94.7 Cycle Challenge, Cape Town Cycle Tour, and Sani2c are just three of the ticks off his bucket list this year.