PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM

TOMI AMOSUN CA(SA): Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) degree from the University of Cape Town. RE 1,3,5

Tomi has a proven track record of Private and Listed Investments, and Real Estate as a trusted adviser to many large listed and unlisted companies in South Africa and Africa,.  He has concluded over R75 billion of corporate and investment transactions including all aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Advisory, Company Restructurings, Listings, BEE Transactions and Capital Raising across numerous sectors. Tomi is a fellow of Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Institute, was recognised as an ABSIP Game Changer in the Financial Sector (2013)

LANGA MADONKO: Co-Founder & Investment Principal, Capital raising & Investor relations

Langa is an Investment Principal and is responsible for Investor Relations at Summit Africa. He has 11 years’ Investment experience and has executed transactions in Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Agro-processing in excess of R10bn. Previously he has worked with JP Morgan New York and Mckinsey Los Angeles. He is a member of the Advisory board of Investing in Women Entrepreneurs Global Organisation, he also serves on the SAVCA Board subcommittees for Training as well as Regulatory Affairs

NGANGE NONGOGO CA(SA): Partner and Investment principal
PGDA from the University of Cape Town. CA (SA), CAIA

Ngange has over 12 years of experience as an alternative investments specialist in the venture capital, private equity and hedge fund sectors. He has acquired, managed and disposed of over R15bn of assets, in the form of equity, debt and bespoke instruments, across a multitude of industries . Ngange has served as a member of listed and unlisted boards, focusing primarily on the execution of strategy and the implementation of the respective transformation plans.
Prior to Joining Summit, Ngange was a Partner at Rockwood Private Equity and an Investment Director at Value Capital Partners and Senatla Capital

BOITUMELO TISANE: Senior Associate – Private Equity
B.Com Honours in Accounting (University of Johannesburg)

Tumi has 10 years’ experience in financial modelling, valuations, legal execution of transactions and deal monitoring. During her career she has been responsible for the operational execution of transactions in collaboration with various stakeholders in the investment banking division as well as screening of investments and presenting opportunities to the Investment Committee. At Standard Bank she was responsible for the execution of lending transactions and equity investments for a products portfolio that included Mezzanine and Quasi-Equity debt products. Tumi was a Transformation committee member at Standard Bank and is the Chairperson of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) Young Professionals

MAKHADZI LUKHAIMANE: Associate – Private Equity
CFA Charter Holder from the CFA Institute, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Johannesburg

Makhadzi has over 6 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Summit Africa she worked at Mineworkers Investment Company as a Private Equity Analyst and Executive Assistant to the CEO where she was involved with market and industry research, financial modelling, valuations as well as commercial and operational due diligence, providing investment recommendations on potential acquisitions. Makhadzi has also previously worked at the Public Investment Corporation as a Trainee Equity Analyst

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM

VONGANI MBHOKOTA: Managing Partner (Social Infrastructure)
B-tech Quantity Surveying (TUT), Master’s in Business Leadership (UNISA), Master’s in Management Finance and Investments (Wits University)

Vongani has 23 years’ experience in listed and unlisted Real estate and Infrastructure sector. He has previously held Senior leadership positions in Group five construction, Investec Bank, Liberty Properties (Africa Business), Atterbury Properties and Advtech Group as a Group Executive Director. He has managed real estate and infrastructure assets to a value of over R45 billion in South Africa and the rest of Africa. He has expertise in crafting business strategy, commercial acumen and entrepreneurial abilities to unlock deals

LEANDRE PHILLIPS: Asset and Development Manager
B.Sc Property Studies (WITS), M.Com Development Finance (UCT, GSB), Property Development Programme (PDP) (SAPOA,UCT)

Leandre has 10 years’ experience in the real estate state industry. Having started her career as a graduate in the Banking sector at NCIB and working her way through lending and developments, she furthered her skill set by understanding research fundamentals and most recently having managed and concluded developments more than R3.5 billion within the GEPF portfolio. Her development expertise spans not only across commercial assets but includes social assets

LANGA MADONKO: Co-Founder & Investment Principal, Capital raising & Investor relations

Langa is an Investment Principal and is responsible for Investor Relations at Summit Africa. He has 11 years’ Investment experience and has executed transactions in Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Agro-processing in excess of R10bn. Previously he has worked with JP Morgan New York and Mckinsey Los Angeles. He is a member of the Advisory board of Investing in Women Entrepreneurs Global Organisation, he also serves on the SAVCA Board subcommittees for Training as well as Regulatory Affairs

TOMI AMOSUN CA(SA): Co-Founder & Investment Consultant
Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) degree from the University of Cape Town. RE 1,3,5

Tomi has a proven track record of Private and Listed Investments, and Real Estate as a trusted adviser to many large listed and unlisted companies in South Africa and Africa,.  He has concluded over R75 billion of corporate and investment transactions including all aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Advisory, Company Restructurings, Listings, BEE Transactions and Capital Raising across numerous sectors. Tomi is a fellow of Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Institute, was recognised as an ABSIP Game Changer in the Financial Sector (2013)

VALUE ADD & SHARED SERVICES TEAM

BRIAN KNOTT: Fund Operations, Value Add – Performance Optimisation
CA (SA)

Brian has over 24 years proven track record in financial services and real estate investments. He completed his articles at a medium sized auditing practice and gained broad exposure to a number of industries before commencing his career in the financial services arena with Liberty Life. His career accelerated with his appointment to Investec Bank as a divisional Financial Manager in the Private Banking division and with Investec Investment Management Services. He later joined m Cubed and was instrumental in the set up of financial, product development and operational systems to support the business operations. After a number of years in the business management consulting and real estate development and investments arena, he joined Silica Holdings (a wholly owned subsidiary of Investec) responsible for the outsourced administration of 65% of the financial services CIS administration in South Africa including Stanlib, Investec, Nedgroup, Sanlam, Ashburton and PSG. Brian’s core competency is the implementation of corporate strategies, bridging the traditional gap between blue sky opportunities and successful operational implementation. This includes the vision, conceptualisation, and implementation of integrated operational systems to give effect to the desired strategic outcomes. During his career he has managed large delivery teams and has a proven track record of large systems implementations

LOUISE CHENNELLS: Operations, Data & HR Specialist
B.Com Honors in Economics

Louise has 17 years of diverse experience spanning strategic planning, management information and project management in international investment banking and most recently the NGO sector. Louise has a proven track record of building and delivering sustainable, scalable and cost-efficient systems either for consolidation or expansion of businesses. Her areas of expertise include financial planning, forecasting,,implementation finance systems, re-engineering processes and cost optimisation, usually as a result of a merger, growth or down-sizing strategy

TANNITH THOMPSON: ESG & Impact Intern
B.Com Honours with Distinction (Rhodes University)

Tannith’s 10 years of experience began with a focus on sales and marketing. Her time at Home Fabrics found Tannith progressing rapidly through the business over a two year period. She reluctantly left this position in order to face a new challenge as General Manager for Drivio, where she headed up the operations and sales and marketing of each retail store, opening 3 new retail stores in 10 months. Tannith’s passion for ESG and Impact brought her to Summit Africa, where she is has the opportunity to focus on acquiring the knowledge and understanding in regard to Summit’s ESG and Impact processes, methodologies and targeted outcomes

WARREN THOMPSON: Co-Founder

Warren is a trained accountant with more than 25 years’ experience mostly in executive management, 7 years of which were with Deloitte and Touché where he completed his articles. He joined a team that acquired two Ford motor dealerships and then whom successfully founded and listed MotoLink Limited on the JSE, reverse merging with privately owned Super Rent in 1997 to build transport giant Super Group. A 15 year career ensued across the Group, during which time he lead a pioneering initiative to outsource transport financial leasing in the government sector in South Africa, holding managing director positions across various divisions in the Group. In 2005 he became a member of the Group Exco

HANNES SOLL: Co-Founder

Hannes has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. A career which has notably included working for Alexander Forbes Group, Sage Unit Trusts, now Momentum, Southern Investment Management Company, now owned by Momentum, mCubed Life, now owned by listed PSG Limited, hedge funds and asset management. In his roles as COO and CEO in some of the above mentioned, he set-up and led teams who specialised in developing unique market leading financial products, in centres such as South Africa, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Mauritius and the United Kingdom. Specific experience includes legal, tax, technical, systems development, sales, brand creation, marketing and operations, corporate strategic advisory inclusive of corporate finance activities with an African specific focus