Leadership and investment expertise to respond to unique African investment opportunities
Dr Reuel Khoza
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.
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.
DIRECTOR & INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL
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.
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.
Dr Eugene van Rensburg
DIRECTOR & INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL
Eugene has a successful track record as an entrepreneur in both the small, medium enterprise and large institutional sectors for the past two decades. He is an Investment Principal and Director of Hlayisani Capital and Hlayisani Fund Managers. Previously Eugene held senior leadership positions at IRESS Ltd, Nedbank Capital, Sanlam Capital Markets and ICAP South Africa and the Phoenix Capital group of companies. Eugene is a PhD (Finance), Executive MBA (Cum Laude), and BCom graduate. He holds the following qualifications: Professional Accountant (SA), Fellow of the institute of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (FIFM), Practicing Stockbroking member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers (CSb(SA)), South African Financial Services Conduct and Authority qualified Key Individual for advice, discretionary and hedge fund licenses. Eugene serves as a member of the board of governors for the South African Institute of Financial markets and serves as board member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers.
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.
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.