Management Consulting

Ario Management Consulting supports businesses with the improvement of their performance, focusing on the analysis of organisational difficulties and the development of plans for improvement. Ario provides its clients with the benefit of objective external advice and specialised expertise built up through Ario’s exposure to consulting engagements with numerous organisations to date.

  • Consulting Services:

    Strategy development

    Business planning guidance that provides revenue and operating income growth as well as executive and employee development. Ario's strategy development takes into account the internal and external environmental factors that affect your business and linking the strategy to budget and staff incentives.

    Strategy implementation

    The translation of chosen strategy into organisational action so as to achieve strategic goals and objectives.

    Corporate Governance

    Review and formulate rules and arrangements that determine what the business and its various stakeholders can and cannot do. These rules determine who controls what, and how controls are exercised. The objective of corporate governance is to ensure that individuals act with integrity and in the best interest of the business and its various stakeholders.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Facilitate, guide and monitor corporate transactions that includes preparation of Information Memorandum, business valuations and due diligence preparation.

    Operational improvement

    Along with operational efficiency, it can play an enormous role driving growth and profitability. Ario works with clients to reduce waste, lower costs and set up sustainable programs that achieve dependable outcomes.

    Technology implementation

    Facilitate and guide the plan out of the strategy, requirements, implementation plan, training program and response to potential contingencies.

    Due diligence

    Research, analysis and reporting of a company in preparation for a business transaction to confirm all facts, such as reviewing all financial records, and other matters deemed material to ensure that all stakeholders associated with a financial endeavour have the information they need to assess risk accurately.

    Start-up business support

    Ario provides broad financial support and non-financial support in the form of mentorship, provide advice on strategy, access to finance, access to markets, access to networks and skills and shed light on how to make the business sustainable.

    Professional skills and services on demand

    Ario provides readily available access to professionally qualified skill sets. We support large and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with key services to implement financial, operational or project strategies in a timely manner. By providing experienced and qualified professionals it allows smaller organisations to benefit from the expertise of highly experienced professionals without incurring the expense of hiring someone full-time and larger businesses with the ability to address flexibility needs.

    The range of available professionals cover Chartered Accountants, Engineers, Human Resource professionals, Project Managers and ISO Certification experts.

  • Ario's Managing Partner:

    Ario's Managment Consultant Guru Arend De Waal

    Arend de Waal, a chartered accountant, has in excess of 30 years business experience over a wide area of executive management and governance which includes various directorships, board memberships, member of audit and risk committees and Chief Financial Officer of listed and unlisted companies.

    This provided working exposure and extensive experience that includes:

    • Mergers and acquisitions, both local and international
    • Developing new ventures in other parts of Africa
    • Due diligence investigations
    • Change management
    • Dealing with bankers, corporate, legal and tax advisors
    • Involvement in tenders
    • Corporate governance
    • Formulating and implementing strategy
    • Business restructuring and turnarounds
    • Business information systems
    • ERP implementations and heading up of steering committees
    • Guiding and assisting start-up businesses


    This experience was accumulated while exposed to the following industries:

    • State Owned entities
    • Retail
    • Wholesale
    • Manufacturing
    • Transport
    • Warehousing and logistics
    • Software technology services
    • Certification services