The Team




Herman Steyn

Herman has been involved in the investment management industry since 1985, having held senior management positions in several established asset management companies.

Dabing Chen

Dabing is an entrepreneur and the founder of Chenshia group of companies.

Piet Viljoen

Piet Viljoen has over 25 years of investment industry experience. He started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and then joined the Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. He became a portfolio manager at Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 and in 1995 he moved to Investec Asset Management. Piet founded RECM in 2003 and is their current Chairman. Piet founded the New Church Museum in 2012. Piet Viljoen founded the museum as he is fascinated by art’s ability to facilitate the examination of society’s values and norms, and believes that this has tremendous social benefit. The Museum consisted of more than 500 pieces. In May 2016, The New Church Museum suspended its exhibition program for a period of sabbatical.

Collection Manager


Brett Scott

Brett Scott first joined Scheryn in 2014 as an intern where he was a key driver in setting up the Scheryn Art Collection. Prior to 2014, Brett attended Rhodes University where he completed a BCom Honours degree in Economics and Art History. During this time Brett developed an interest in Art and Finance. After completing his internship in September 2014, Brett enrolled at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London where he completed his MA in Art Business. Here Brett continued his interest in Art and Finance, this time choosing to focus on behavioural economics and art-backed lending. At the beginning of 2016, Brett returned to Scheryn in his current role as the collection manager.



Amanda Botha

Amanda Botha is a writer and journalist who resides in Cape Town.

Dale Washkansky

Dale Washkansky completed his MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2010.



Christine van der Mescht

Christine van der Mescht is based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She recently started her own marketing and distribution company. Quantum Capital and is responsible for liaising with wealth managers regarding private client and corporate collections. Christine spent the larger part of her career in client relations for international investment managers, focusing on alternative investments. Christine spent 4 years in Asia where she immersed herself in the art market. She firmly believes that art forms a fundamental part of alternative investments in a client’s portfolio. Christine specialises in applying her expertise and market knowledge in client relations with regards to investments, more specifically alternative investments.