At the 13th Annual FISA Conference held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 17 October, the annual FISA Chairperson’s Award was handed to Ms Henda Kleingeld, in recognition of her significant and major contribution to the fiduciary profession.
Ms Kleingeld holds the degrees BCom (Law), LLB and LLM, as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa (FPSA®) conferred by FISA, a Certified Financial Planner licensee (CFP®) conferred by the Financial Planning Institute, and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
She is employed at the School of Financial Planning Law at the University of the Free State since 2009 where she is currently the programme director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning. She served as programme director for both the Advanced Diploma in Estate and Investment Planning and the Advanced Diploma in Estate and Trust Administration, the development and registration of the latter for which she was also responsible.
Ms Kleingeld managed the FPSA® professional competency examination when it was still a stand-alone assessment. She has presentations and publications on national and international level to her credit, and was a contributing author of a book with the title “Perspectives in Financial Therapy.”
More about the FISA Chairperson’s Award
The award is given annually to the person who, in the estimation of the FISA Chairperson and the FISA Council, has made a remarkable and significant contribution to the fiduciary profession. Nominations are called for in the months leading up to the FISA Conference. No sitting FISA Councillor or any employee of or contractor to FISA is eligible. See past winners here.