Basil E. Hersov

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Person.png Basil E. HersovRdf-icon.png
(politician, banker)
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BornBasil Edward Hersov
18 August 1926
ChildrenRobert B. Hersov
Member ofLe Cercle, The 1001 Club

Employment.png Chairman

Dates unknown
EmployerFirst National Bank

Employment.png Chairman

In office
1983 - 1991
EmployerBarclays South Africa

Basil E. Hersov has been described as "a man with considerable influence". Like a number of other Cercle attendees, his name has been connected to arms deals.[1]


Hersov has held a number of positions at or near the top of large companies in South Africa. He was, for example, executive chairman of the Anglovaal mining group,[2] chairperson of FNB, Chairman of Barclays South Africa and member of President Thabo Mbeki's economic advisory panel.[1]

BAE Arms deals

Basil E. Hersov started FTNSA Consulting, a company registered in the West Indies, which has been suggested as a beneficiary from arms dealing. Agreements with him “allow access to the very top”, according to BAE documents quoted by the the UK's Serious Fraud Office.[1]

Deep political connections

He attended Le Cercle in South Africa in 1984.[2]

Hersov is a patron of the The Institute Of Directors in Southern Africa.[3]

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Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1984 (Capetown)12 January 198415 January 1984Stellenbosch, Capetown, South Africa