Sanjay is a dynamic chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience. He has built a reputation serving diverse clients, including multi-nationals, the private sector, and the public sector. As their trusted business and strategy advisor, he has gained a wealth of experience. He also holds an executive director role at the Black Lite Group, a boutique consultancy focusing on B-BBEE strategy, sustainability advisory, and management consulting services. This role further enhances his skills in B-BBEE advisory services, strategy formulation, and corporate governance. For the past 15 years, he has worked in various capacities, including as a shareholder and executive director. Besides his professional achievements, Sanjay is passionate about personal development, often coaching and mentoring future leaders and business owners.
Meet Des, a Chartered Accountant and Advocate with an impressive portfolio. As a co-founder of the African Alliance, a pan-African investment bank, he brings over 20 years of deal-making experience. Most of his work has been conducted outside of South Africa, broadening his international expertise. Registered as an Arbitrator, he meets the FAIS/FSB requirements, further solidifying his role in our team. Outside his professional duties, Des actively participates in the Scouts movement.
Introducing Gareth, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in building and financing businesses. His advice covers a wide range of deals, from $50K seed to $1Bn export credit structures. Gareth is also a founding partner of TRIP (The Renewable Investment Partnership), advising businesses on energy transition and climate change issues. In prior lives, Gareth worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Co (Johannesburg and London). Gareth is a former international rower, having represented South Africa at world-championship level 1992-1994, and was awarded national colours for Archery in 2023.
Thami Ledwaba, the visionary behind Tshelela Africa Group, founded it in 2012. The company focuses on growing businesses in strategic sectors and pursuing select investment opportunities across Southern Africa. Thami's passion for Africa’s development is evident in his work, emphasizing the critical role business plays in wealth creation and sustainable development. Prior to his current role, he served as a Senior Advisor to Fortune 500 companies based in Africa and various South African government departments and institutions. Thami holds degrees B. SocSci (Hons) and MPhil (Public Policy) from the University of Cape Town.
DR NGAO MOTSEI
Dr. Ngao Motsei specializes in Leadership Development, Culture, and Executive Coaching. She brings a wide range of executive, management consulting, and academic experience to the table. In addition, she serves as Lead Faculty for the GIBS Global Executive Development Programme (GEDP), and lectures on Leadership, Culture, and Workplace Bullying. As an ICF-certified coach, she is trained in working with abrasive leaders using the Boss Whispering® method. Beyond her professional achievements, she passionately advocates for creating respectful, bully-free work environments.