Bergins was born in Port Elizabeth but soon after his birth the family relocated to Philadelphia in the USA where his father received a Ford Scholarship for Graduate Studies. He obtained his early childhood education at the North Columbia YMCA, in Broad Street, Philadelphia, USA.
On their return to South Africa Keenan was enrolled at Priory Primary School in Port Elizabeth but due to his father’s work transfer, he spent one year at Marist Brothers College in Johannesburg.
Returning once more to Port Elizabeth, Bergins started his illustrious career at Theodor Herzl School where he excelled in sport especially soccer, cricket and hockey. He was awarded the highest accolade, The Maccabi Award for Excellence in Leadership in high school due to his sport and academic leadership where he then matriculated with an A-aggregate.
His journey then took off at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he graduated with a B.Com (Law) degree, also working part-time to relieve his parents of the financial burden of graduate studies for him and his brother. While waitering at leading restaurants and steakhouses in Port Elizabeth, he was soon in demand in the catering industry.
Bergins then took a gap year furthering his interest and passion for the hospitality industry and found employment in Minnesota in the USA.
On his return to South Africa he applied successfully for the position of Food and Beverage Manager at Fish River Sun Resort , Sun International in 2005 near Port Alfred. While at Fish River Sun he developed a keen interest in golf which he still embraces today.
In 2008, Bergins was appointed as the Operations Manager at the Carousel Casino, Sun International in Hammanskraal followed by his appointment in 2011 as Operations Manager at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World, Sun International in Johannesburg.
Bergins married fellow NMMU (former PE Technikon) graduate, Kim Hickman who is well known in the fashion industry for her creative wedding gowns and elegant evening wear. The couple have a 2 and a half year old son, Riley.
Keenan is the son of Ernie and Desiree Bergins of Port Elizabeth. Desiree is an Educator at a local Primary School and Ernie is well known in Conservation and Tourism Industry.
“I would like to thank Sun International Group for the career and development opportunities they have given me over the past 10 years and I am very grateful that the company has entrusted me with the recent appointment,” he said.