Almero joined the board of Urbanise on 8 February 2017, was appointed Executive Chairman on 3 April 2018, and Non-Executive Chairman on 21 January 2019. Almero is a director and an executive member of the Mergon Group’s investment team since 2008. Mergon is a private investment group that was founded in 1980. From a single, start-up business, Mergon has grown a diversified investment portfolio with significant interests in companies in the technology, commercial property, financial services, fintech, renewable energy, and logistics industries. Almero represents Mergon on the Boards of Infotech, one of South Africa’s oldest technology companies, Tradeswitch (a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler), and Renewable Energy Holdings (the foremost independent hydropower developer in South Africa).
Having initially qualified and worked as an electronic engineer, Almero obtained pre and postgraduate accountancy qualifications from the University of Cape Town before launching his career in strategy and management consulting. During his career Almero has worked with leading international firms Bain & Company and Deloitte in South Africa and the USA. Almero was a founding member of Decipher Consulting, a South African niche consulting firm, where he was an executive director of the business.