Leadership and investment expertise to respond to unique African investment opportunities

Our team

Dr Reuel Khoza

CHAIRPERSON

 

Distinguished thought leader, businessman, President of the IoDSA, Africanist, public speaker and change agent at the forefront of transformation in the South African political economy, Dr Reuel Khoza has been hailed as a role model in respect of the duties and responsibilities that a citizen can and should take on in the public and national interest. Dr Khoza boasts almost 40 years of executive management experience. He currently serves as Chairman of Dzana Investments
(Pty) Ltd and Globeleq.

Formerly Dr Khoza served as Chairman of Nedbank Group Limited, Eskom Holdings, and GlaxoSmithKline South Africa, he also served as Director of the JSE Limited, IBM South Africa, Liberty Life Group, Standard Bank Group, Nampak Limited and Old Mutual plc. He has been involved in the formulation of the King Codes on Corporate Governance in King II, King III and King IV, serving as Mervyn King’s deputy in the last two instances.

Reuel Khoza’s qualifications include a BA Hons in Psychology (University of Limpopo previously University of the North), and MA in Marketing (University of Lancaster, UK), EngD in Business Leadership, Warwick University UK, an LLD honoris causa (Rhodes University), a D Econ honoris causa (University of Free State) and is a Chartered Director (CD SA). He is Emeritus Professor Extraordinaire of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and current Visiting Professor at Rhodes Business School, the University of Free State Business School; and Wits Business School, as well as Chancellor of the University of Limpopo.

Dr Khoza is author of Attuned Leadership, Let Africa Lead, The African in my Dream and The Power of Governance (with Mohamed Adam), and a avocado pear farmer with a deep love for writing and producing music.

Michael Jordaan

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

Michael Jordaan, venture capitalist and former CEO of First National Bank (FNB) one of SA’s largest banks with a customer base of nearly nine million, stepping down in August 2013 to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector and nearly a decade at the helm of the Bank (being appointed at age 36), Michael oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers, and led FNB to be named the “World’s Most Innovative Bank” in the 2012 BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards, in Washington DC, with more than 7,000 implemented innovations during his tenure. Michael’s private investment company, Montegray Capital lends a strategic-hand to various businesses, including data network RAIN and start-up Bank Zero. He is also a non-Executive Director on the JSE Limited. Michael actively invests as a partner in AngelHub Ventures, a South African based Venture Capital Fund.

Michael is well known within the South African context as being on the forefront of leadership, innovation and technology, receiving several awards including the regional Excel Award, the Top Five list of SA Newsmakers of the Year and CNBC’s All Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award.

Nkateko Khoza

DIRECTOR & INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Nkateko is a MBA and BCom graduate with majors in Information Systems, Economics and Accounting. She has diverse corporate experience with BMW South Africa and Barloworld Information Systems. Nkateko served as Associate Director of Deloitte Consulting and currently serves as CEO of Dzana Investments a holding company with interests in property, energy, education, health and ICT sectors.

Brett Commaille

DIRECTOR & INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL

Brett is an Angel Investor, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur and Business Development Specialist who has built a career in growing and funding small and medium sized businesses. Brett is the founder and Lead Partner of AngelHub Ventures. Brett is an investor in and mentor to early stage businesses with a wealth of experience in SME and large corporates across all sectors both locally and internationally.

As a CA, Brett worked for Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (South Africa and Middle East). He also worked for Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division and set up a venture capital fund for Remgro Ltd (then Venfin) where he served as CEO. Brett serves on the board several technology businesses and as a member of the South African Venture Capital  and Private Equity’s (SAVCA’s) venture capital sub-committee tasked with engaging with State and industry to grow venture capital understanding and support.

Eugene van Rensburg

DIRECTOR & INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL

Eugene has a successful track record as entrepreneur in both the small medium enterprise and large institutional sectors for the past two decades. He serves as Head of Integrated Wealth for IRESS SA and is a Director of the Phoenix Group of Companies in Southern Africa. Previously he held senior management positions at Nedbank Capital, Sanlam Capital Markets and ICAP South Africa. He has completed an Executive MBA (Cum Laude) at UCT Graduate School of Business and is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Financial Markets, a registered stockbroker with the South African Institute of Stockbrokers, a Professional Accountant (SA), holds a B.Com and is a Financial Services Board qualifed Key Individual. He serves as a member of the board of governors for the South African Institute of Financial markets and is a board committee member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers.

Crispin Gell

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Crispin serves as Director of the Phoenix Group of Companies in Southern Africa and has a successful 20 year track record as a financial markets professional. He built his career at KPMG as audit manager and as equity derivatives structurer and analyst for UBS. Crispin was Vice President of Equity Derivatives Sales and Structuring for Deutsche and achieved a Financial Mail derivatives analyst rating in 2005. In 2009 Crispin joined Nedbank Capital’s Equity Derivatives and Prime Broking business as the Head of Sales and Trading. He was instrumental in rebuilding the Nedbank business. During his involvement as head of equity trading, the hedge book grew to over R14bn. Crispin is a JSE Senior Derivatives dealer and a member of the Derivatives Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). He is a Chartered Accountant (SA), a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and completed a B. Com (Honours) and M. Com (Tax). Crispin is a Financial Services Board qualified Representative.

Kevin Harris

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Kevin got his start in finance at Stellenbosch University with a BComm (Hons) in Finance and Economics and is a level III qualified CFA . He gained experience in Old Mutual’s specialised finance division focusing on their interest rate and scrip lending desk, and Rand Merchant Bank’s equity proprietary trading unit in SA and in London.

Kevin manages a range of private investments for his Family office in his personal capacity. These range from land extensive property portfolio, various listed assets, international Venture Capital and local private equity with a focus on the tech, telco and energy sectors in Africa.

Terrence S Chauke

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Terrence is founder and CEO of Mathaveiya Holdings and Chairman of Caldron Health. Terrence has extensive experience as a non-executive board member, served as CEO and MD of businesses and Provincial Director of a national department in the first democratic government. He is an entrepreneur who founded and led a few small businesses. His interest in academia includes lecturing post-graduate students at wits (part-time) over 8 years and serving on the Wits Business school alumni committee. His community work includes teaching/ motivating educators and grade 12 leaders across the country. He previously served in the following executive roles: CEO Eskom Pension fund (Under Terrence’s leadership the Eskom Pension Fund grew from R21bn to over R50bn), Managing Director of Safrican Insurance, HR Strategy executive for Fedsure, Provincial director (HoD) of the National Department of Labour for Gauteng and the national RDP co-ordinator for Eskom. Terrence is the non-executive board of member of Ubuntu-Botho (Gauteng) and served as non-executive member of the Financial Services Board (Long-term insurance regulator), Wits business School Alumni Committee, Pareto retail property fund, Founder Chairman of Principal Officers’ Association (now Bathseta), Africa Infrastructure investment fund, Independent Development Corporation, Life Offices Association. Terrence has represented South Africa at ILO in Geneva and represented the South African Government at NEDLAC. Terrence has extensive experience working with Union, Business and Community Structures. Terrence holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from WITS, completed the WITS SELP programme and completed his Executive MBA at UCT. Terrence communicates in 12 SADC languages.

Mathew Palin

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Mathew is a Partner at AngelHub Ventures and is an experienced Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry as well as building and growing a manufacturing and retail business.

He was co-owner of an ethnic dry hair business where he helped grow and develop the business until its eventual acquisition by an India based Multinational Corporation. He then went on to manage a private property portfolio, establish a manufacturing business in Mauritius and provided consultancy services to a South African logistics company.

Mathew has a BComm in Management and Economics from Rhodes University and obtained his MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business where he received the Old Mutual Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement. Skilled in Negotiation, Finance, Operations Management, Sales, Retail, and Strategic Planning.

Our Founding Partners

We back great businesses with venture and growth capital, strategic advice, operational support and more.

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Dzana Investments has interests in growth-industry opportunities and focusses on shareholder value creation while maintaining transparent shareholding and governance structures.

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Phoenix Capital is a diversified financial services business that enables institutions and individual clients to conserve, develop and leverage their financial resources through effective access to relevant knowledge and skills backed by innovative Capital Market, Private Equity and Advisory solutions

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