About Us 2020-01-05T21:27:39+00:00


Our purpose is improving our client’s “Dividend On Life” (DOL, as opposed to the traditional approach of trying to improve the client’s portfolio ROI).

At DLR we understand that our responsibility centers around the long-term stability and financial wellbeing of our clients. For this reason, we aim to develop a sensible solution for our clients’ Dividend on Life, by the protection and growth of the wealth requirements of families and businesses.

Over the years, DLR has acquired a wealth of expertise to ensure that both families’ and their business’ needs can be serviced from our offices.

Our Unique Approach

A holistic view of our client’s Dividend on Life is required. The merger of our groups has enhanced our value proposition, enabling us to design the
solution for our clients, by offering an expanded suite of services.

DLR is now in a unique position to provide hindsight (compliance services), insight (performance-oriented services) and foresight (strategic services). This sets  the stage for innovation and game-changing performance for our clients.

“He who knows that he has enough is rich.”
– African Proverb


Pieter Esterhuizen
Pieter EsterhuizenDirector and Group CEO
Pieter is a founder of the Group and the Group CEO. He is a chartered accountant, an auditor with IRBA, a full member of STEP, Family Firm Institute, SAIT, KI with the FSB, former president of SAICA Southern Cape and member of SAICA’s Regional Council. His expertise is mainly in the, tax and advisory and accounting fields. Pieter has been a CA since 1990, been involved in several auditing firms and financial services businesses. He is a co-founder of DLR.
Cobus Coetzee
Cobus CoetzeeDirector
As a founder of the DLR Group, he is the director responsible for Marketing & Sales. Cobus has 23 years’ experience in the Insurance and Financial planning industry and is overseeing the Wealth Division. He is a registered Key Individual with the FSB and has started his career at Sanlam. His expertise is mainly in specialist niche products.

Heinrich Odendaal
Heinrich OdendaalDirector
Heinrich is one of the founders of the DLR Group and the Chairman. He has a wide range of corporate governance experience. Heinrich is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and continue advising affluent families on an ongoing basis. He has written some books on financial services and has been in business for the past 30 years. He has wide business experience and chair a variety of boards and committees. Heinrich was responsible to successfully grow the Dölberg Group, in 3 continents.
Kamil Patel
Kamil PatelDirector
Kamil Patel, is also a founder of the Group. He joined Dölberg in January 2011. He holds a MBA (Cum Laude) from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining, Kamil ran his own business in Mauritius. Kamil is Mauritian, was born in Ethiopia, raised in Switzerland and the US and has strong links with the UK. He is Chairman of the Mauritius Tennis Federation.