Our Team

Meet Our Team

Laurence Milner


Laurence is CEO of CEEi, a South African leader in Credit Intelligence and Co-founder and Director of i9 Partners. He is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years experience in audit, credit and outsourced services, with among others Moody’s in Europe and South Africa and the FirstRand group. He has extensive experience with credit analysis and modelling. He runs a credit outsourcing company and consults to banks, asset managers and corporations globally.

+27 72 277 2733  |  laurence.milner@i9partners.com

Rosh Segal


Rosh is an entrepreneur and a Co-founder and Director of i9 Partners. He built and exited CQS, a 200 person organisation. Rosh has vast experience in the incubation and design of new businesses and products in South Africa, among others: CaseWare audit and financial statement automation, ACL internal audit and data analysis and Cura enterprise risk management software, through a JV with KPMG.

He spent 5 years in audit and corporate finance with Grant Thornton and Deloitte. He is also an author, guest lecturer and past member of SAICA committees and working groups. Rosh has built a deep understanding and extensive network in the auditing profession and it’s ecosystem.

+27 82 880 5957  |  rosh.segal@i9partners.com

Mariette Armitage

VP Sales and Marketing

Mariette has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing in Financial Services. She spent 13 years in London, where she worked for a number of organisations, most notably, for 9 years with Morningstar UK, where she was first Sales Director of their Equity Data Division, and later, Redistribution, 3rd Parties and Partnerships.

She brings her extensive experience in client and partner relationships to i9 Partners.

+27 60 751 5623 |  mariette.armitage@i9partners.com

Walter Kusel

Actuary and Data scientist

Walter is fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and an actuarial IFRS 9 and credit risk modelling expert who oversees our modelling process. He spent 4 years at PWC in the Actuarial department focusing on banking work including IAS39 and IFRS 9.

He has worked on 5 of the 6 major retail banks in South Africa on multiple advisory and assurance projects, including:  Actuarial manager for IAS39 audits and review of IFRS 9 models and methodologies.

As an independent consultant he has worked on the following IFRS 9 projects:

  • Validation models used for Trade Receivables
  • Model build and full ECL calculation for Trade Receivables books
  • Model build and full ECL calculation for microlenders

Arshad Patel

Credit Operations Manager

Arshad has more than 15 years of experience in credit and application of quantitative credit models gained at FirstRand and i9 Partners. He project manages each of our client engagements and ensures clients are guided through the data gathering process with ease.

Be audit ready, reduce your risk and know the impact on your financials.

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