Attorney with vast experience in mergers and acquisitions gained in over 15 years in legal practice and investment banking. She has advised on local and cross-border transactions totaling over R75 billion in deal value. She is a founding partner of DM5 Incorporated, a black female owned corporate law firm which aims to further the interests of women in the legal corporate advisory sector. Neo has serves as an independent non-executive director of a number of boards and she is a trustee of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs South Africa. She has previously worked at JP Morgan Chase, ABSA and Webber Wentzel.
An experienced entrepreneur who has run her own business for over 13 years. She has built a 100% black female owned and managed company that has created employment opportunities for over 100 people. Nthabiseng has also worked closely with communities to ensure that they participate meaningfully in all of the company’s projects and value created. She has deep experience in originating and executing complex time and cost sensitive mandates on behalf of both local and national government departments and private developers.
Former management consultant with over 20 years operational and management experience in sectors including energy, logistics, manufacturing, telecoms and financial services. He is a 15-year veteran of numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions in which he provided guidance from the conceptualisation and planning stages of deals to providing post-closing oversight of portfolio companies. Tlhabeli is the founding Managing Director of Vodacom Ventures. He has also led Vodacom Group’s M&A and Investor Relations functions, and managed the Group’s financial services business. He serves as an independent non-executive director and advisor to numerous boards.
Entrepreneur, seasoned strategic marketer and transformational business leader with a career that spans over 18 years in marketing and advertising and financial services. He is formerly CEO of the Black Business Council and has also held senior positions in advertising including Chairman of FCB South Africa, Chairman of The Jupiter Drawing Room (JHB) and Director at TBWA\ South Africa. His financial services experience includes Marketing Communications and Corporate Affairs Director at Old Mutual Emerging Markets; Managing Executive of Absa Private Bank; Group Executive: Marketing at Absa; and Group Executive: Marketing at Liberty Group.