Managing Director (Adventis Limited, Adventis SA)
18 years of investment experience and previously managed the Africa public equity portfolios of Investec, Investec Investment Forum and the Investec Africa Macroeconomic Forum, Portfolio Manager of the T Rowe Price Africa and Middle East portfolios, Senior Emerging Market financial analyst T Rowe Price, Global financial analyst ABN AMRO.
Director (Adventis Limited, Afinitas Limited)
Managing Director AFSIC, Afinitas Limited (listed on Botswana Stock Exchange), previously Managing Director of the Botswana Share Market (Botswana Stock Exchange), founder and Managing Director of Capital Group Botswana – Botswana largest investment banking operation.
Jonathan Kruger, CFA
Director (Adventis SA), Portfolio Manager African Equity
Jonathan has over nine years of experience in public equity markets, having managed portfolios investing in Frontier Africa, South Africa and Developed Markets. He co-founded Africa Merchant Capital Management which launched the Africa Merchant Sub-Sahara Fund in December 2014. Prior to that he worked Prescient Investment Management as a portfolio manager and analyst. He holds a BBusSci Quantitative Finance degree from the University of Cape Town.
Chairman (The Africa Financial Sector Deepening Fund)
Currently Chairman Guarantco, Infrastructure Crisis Debt Pool LLP, Previously Global Head SME Banking, Standard Chartered, Non Exec Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, MD Africa and Indian Ocean for Barclays.
Non-Executive Director (The Africa Financial Sector Deepening Fund)
Previously Head of Financial Institutions, Actis, previously Chief Financial Officer of Barclays International Banking, Group Corporate Development Director of the Barclays Group, Strategic Planning Director of Barclays Bank.
Director (Afinitas Limited)
Leutlwetse has worked extensively in the capital markets and resources sector in Botswana. He has held key executive positions at Capital Securities (now Imara Capital Securities) where he worked as the Head Client Services responsible for institutional and retail clients. He has also worked as Country Manager for Minergy Limited responsible for the company’s operations in Botswana.
Leutlwetse is the Executive Director of Afinitas Limited, a pan African investment holding company. He is responsible for compliance within the Group and providing administrative support to investee companies.
Director (Africa Financial Sector Deepening Fund)
Managing Director of Sofala Capital, previously managed the Sofala Africa Credit Fund, Head of Standard Bank’s Africa trading origination team and has experience in financial institution subordinated debt structuring.
Analyst (Adventis SA)
Joy Motlaleng has four years of African focused experience having worked in investment consulting and at investment holding company level. This included positions at Alexander Forbes Botswana and Afinitas Limited, a Botswana listed company. She holds a BTech degree in Financial Information Systems as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.
Analyst African Equity (Adventis SA)
Michael has over seven years of African experience working in various investment and banking roles. This included five years at Fidelity Bank in Nigeria. He holds a Master’s degree Financial & Risk Management from the University of Cape Town and is currently a Level 3 candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Head East Africa (Adventis Limited)
Deepak has filled leadership roles in deal origination, risk management and fund development with investment banks, Private Debt and Equity managers. He particularly focuses on Financial Institutions, Resources and Infrastructure in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, having extensive experience also of North America and Europe.
Deepak provides regular commentary and advice on capital markets development and bank regulation in East Africa. He is an adviser to the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Infrastructure Financing Program and is a board member of non-profits, impact and micro-finance funds. Currently he also serves as regional board member for East Africa at the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.
Director, Portfolio Manager Fixed Income (Saffron Wealth Pty Ltd)
Brandon has 16 years investment experience and was co-founder of Saffron Wealth, a specialist asset manager. He was previously head of Hybrid and Structured Investments at Metropolitan Asset Managers, Treasurer of Seaboard Overseas Limited, a NYSE listed commodity trading company. Prior to that he was at BoE Bank Treasury on the interest rate, currency and risk management desks. Brandon has extensive experience in credit, structuring, currency management and hedging and Brandon holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and is a CFA Charterholder.
Assistant Portfolio Manager Fixed Income and Lead Analyst, (Saffron Wealth Pty Ltd)
Anina has 6 years investment experience and has been the lead analyst on the fund since 2013. Anina holds an Honours degree in Commerce and is a CFA Charterholder.