Invested for long-term success
The Fund is a registered standalone investment vehicle managed by an executive management team, which reports to an independent board of directors. An independent investment committee is responsible for approving investments into funds that will enable the SA SME Fund to fulfil its mandate.
Executive Management Team
The Executive Management team is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Fund, including due diligence of potential investable funds, monitoring of funds and investee companies, reporting on the Fund’s performance and driving the non-investment initiatives.
Over 20 years in the private equity and impact investing space
14 years international finance experience
20 years of investment and governance experience including PIC, DBSA Boards
CA with over 13 years post articles investment experience including 7.5 years fund management with PIC
8 years of investment experience
Engineer with private equity fund-of-funds experience
Start-Up Entrepreneur with due diligence experience
Board of Directors
The SA SME Fund is governed by a highly experienced board of directors, consisting of respected business leaders.
An independent investment committee has been established to evaluate potential investments into funds and opportunities on a regular basis. These individuals have extensive private equity and SME experience
Former FNB CEO with significant experience in early stage and VC investments (Chair of the IC)
Former Business Partners CEO with specific knowledge on debt investments in the small and micro enterprise space
Royal Bafokeng CEO with broad investment sector exposure (former PIC CIO)
Founder and current deputy chairman of Ethos Capital, one of the oldest and more established Private Equity players in South Africa