Jurgen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. He worked as a member of Old Mutual’s Pensions Investment Team from 1985 to 1986, after which he joined Wenzelband Textiles in Germany as a Marketing Director. In 1989 he joined Standard Chartered Bank (Zimbabwe) – Corporate Finance until he resigned to join EDESA (Zimbabwe) in 1991.
Jurgen worked for Reuters Africa as Manager Southern Africa from 1993 to 2003. He is presently a partner and Director in Jwate Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, the holding company for Ottelac Investments (Pvt) Ltd, African Independent Research (Pvt) Ltd, CI Distribution (Pvt) Ltd and other manufacturing and trading companies.