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Founders

Dedicated Team

The custodians of your business have decades of tangible experience that will be utilized to realize your aspirations as a shareholder or business partner.  Corporate governance, ethical conduct and fair play have been words often used to describe this unique group of people.  Passion and excellence will define the way opportunities are identified and deals are executed.  A flat management structure and close relationships with non-executives means agility in decision making with an uncompromising attention to detail.

Deven Govender
Chief Executive Officer
Has worked successfully in Europe, North and South America and Asia during his 20 years outside South Africa. BCom, BCompt(Hons), CA(SA), MBL.

Reuel Khoza
Independent Non-executive
Chancellor of the University of Limpopo and visiting professor at Rhodes University, the University of the Free State and Wits Business School.

Mpho Makwana
Independent Non-executive
Trustee to World Wildlife Fund South Africa, Vodacom Foundation, The Business Trust, New Love Life Trust and Edcon Limited.

Yvonne Mhlinga
Independent Non-executive
Diploma in Adult Education, Diploma in Local Govt Management & Admin. Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation.

Geoffrey Rothschild
Chief Financial Officer
Geoff has filled various roles within the JSE for the past 50 years, with his final role of Chairman of the JSE for the period 2000/1.

Stanley Subramoney
Independent Non-executive Chairman
Chair of NEPAD Business Foundation Operations Committee and former Chairman of Business Skills for South Africa Foundation.

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Deven Govender

Chief Executive Officer

 

  • BCom, BCompt(Hons), CA(SA), MBL. 
  • Successfully established and led an international US-based M&A advisory group Global Mining Corporation. The investment arm of this group was listed in Australia(ASX:GMI) and in November 2012 initiated a change of management. The consulting arm still operates out of California.
  • Previously held leadership roles in global brands including Unilever, Deloitte, McKinsey, Rio Tinto, Global Mining, and Woolworths during which he was involved in many successful capital raising, asset securitisations, corporate acquisitions, company integrations and business model adaptions.
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Reuel Khoza

Independent Non-executive

 

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Mpho Makwana

Independent Non-executive

 

  • BAdmin(Hons), Kellog EDP, Post Grad Diploma in Marketing.
  • Chairman of Arcelor Mittal South Africa.
  • Non-executive director on the Boards of Adcock Ingram, Nedbank Group, LR Management Group, Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd, Monitor Group, Biotherm Energy (Pty) Ltd and ITNA.
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Yvonne Mhlinga

Independent Non-executive

 

  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as she is popularly known is a South African singer who has toured extensively in Africa and her Pan-African popularity led to her title, Princess of Africa.
  • CEO of Gestetner Tshwane
  • Goodwill Ambassador for Unisa and UN Ambassador of Social Development and Community Services.
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Geoffrey Rothschild

Chief Financial Officer

 

  • CTA, CA(SA), Chartered Marketer(SA).
  • Actively involved in the continuing development of stock exchanges as member of Committee of Southern African Stock Exchanges (CoSSE), Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges and African Stock Exchange Association.
  • Director of NEPAD Business Foundation.
  • Council Member for the National Council on Innovation.
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Stanley Subramoney

Independent Non-executive Chairman

 

  • BCompt, BCompt(Hons), CA(SA).
  • Former deputy CEO of the South African practice at PWC.
  • Founder and CEO of Menston Holdings, a private investment company.
  • Serves on the Board of Nedbank Group and a number of privately held companies.
  • Stanley brings a wealth of business experience across sectors both in South Africa and across Africa as well as M & A experience during his long career at PwC .
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