Franco Patrizi


A respected entrepreneur who stands at the pinnacle of leadership, Franco Patrizi is the influential Chairman at the helm of JIGSAW. A member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, holding an Honours Degree in Accounting Sciences, Franco has had significant board-level exposure over the past 15 years.

With roots in Lugano, Switzerland, Franco is also the brilliant mind and CEO of Patrizi International Holdings Sagl.

Franco’s profound influence extends beyond boardrooms. He holds a remarkable history as the founder and CEO of Hollard Group Risk (South Africa), a role that laid the foundation for his strategic expertise. His distinguished career includes senior managerial positions at Capital Alliance Life (Limited) and KPMG. Franco’s board advisory roles encompass Hollard Group Risk International, Sphere Risk Management, Mokoro Holdings and EBC Group, showcasing his care and commitment to global growth.

In his spare time, Franco collects 1950s South African art and is a devoted fan of US Lecce, a soccer team he’s been supporting since his childhood.

Guided by his multifaceted experience, Franco Patrizi shapes JIGSAW’s trajectory by focusing on strategy, culture, and values, ensuring a future that has both a positive and meaningful impact on all he serves.

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