Mr. Mabua Lesego Mabua joined BotswanFibre Networks (BoFiNet) in August 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer after being in the Ministry of Transport and Communications since 2005. BOFINET is a wholesale telecommunications infrastructure services operator that provides services to licensed telecommunications operators nationally and regionally as a carrier of carriers.
He joined the Ministry as a Director of Telecommunications and Postal Services and rose through the ranks of the Ministry as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of ICT before being elevated to the position of Permanent Secretary. Two years later, he was appointed to the position of National Coordinator of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
Mabua is a telecommunications engineering graduate of University of Essex from the United Kingdom. He started his career as a graduate engineer at Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) and left BTC at senior management level as a Chief Engineer after 12 years of employment. Mabua is experienced, knowledgeable and exposed to the ICT industry. He has lead the formulation and implementation of several ICT initiatives in the country at different levels. Some of the examples include; National e-Government strategy, the rural and national connectivity as well as international connectivity strategies.
Peter Chiwandamira is an associate at Imara Corporate Finance and has over 5 years of experience in corporate and investment banking. Before joining Imara, Peter worked as an associate at Darisami where he spent time advising finance, telecoms, media, and technology (TMT) companies. Immediately preceding Darisami, Peter worked as an associate at Absa Capital within the Financial Institutions Group, where his principal responsibilities included sector coverage of pension fund administrators, microfinance institutions, payment aggregators as well as insurance companies. He brings with him experience in structuring and processing investments in TMT, microfinance as well as non-bank financial institutions.
Managing Director, Stockbrokers Zambia, CFA9 years Imara, 10 years industry experience
+260 (211) 232456
Jack is currently the Managing Director of Stockbrokers Zambia where he oversees corporate finance, investment advisory activities and the stockbroking operations of one of the market leaders in Zambia, where he has held this position since June this year.
From 2008 to 2014 he was a Portfolio Manager at African Life Financial Services (Aflife) an Asset Management company managing a diversified pool of pension assets with an AUM in excess of USD 300m. During his stint as portfolio manager Jack participated in the evaluation of a number of key market transactions from a buy side perspective. Transactions undertaken included deals in equity and debt issuances as well as corporate restructuring and real estate investments.
After leaving Aflife, Jack undertook a number of investment advisory mandates, the most prominent being the determination of the take on value of 14 state owned enterprises which were ceded to the Industrial Development Corporation by the Republic of Zambia in 2005.
Group Finance Director, CA (Z), CA, ACA7 years Imara, 16 years industry experience
After graduating from the University of Kent, Alun qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in Harare. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After several years in senior finance roles in Zimbabwe, Alun headed up Imara Africa Securities in Botswana as CEO from its inception in 2007 until 2011. Alun re-joined Imara as Head of Operations for the Group’s UK asset management subsidiary in 2015.
Non-Executive Director, Imara Holdings Limited, CIMA4 years Imara, 17 years industry experience
+267 7 133 0779
Goitse possesses a portfolio of professional and academic achievements as well as finance industry and board experience. She served on the Main Committee of the Botswana Stock Exchange for a total of 5 years until June 2017. Goitse has held senior positions at, KFC, Tsodilo Resources and was the Finance Director at Imara Capital Securities until August 2011 when she joined Bank of Gaborone as their financial account. Goitse’s accomplishments include Non-Executive Director of Imara Capital Securities Pty Ltd, Vice-chairperson the Botswana Stock Exchange Board, Chairperson of Imara Capital Securities Audit sub-Committee and Chairperson of Botswana Stock Exchange Audit sub-Committee
CEO, Imara Capital Securities, Msc. Strategic Management, ABIB, RPE, ICMQ17 years Imara Capital Securities, 20 years industry experience
Gregory is a licensed stockbroker, a Member of the Botswana Stock Exchange and a Registered Person under SAIFM. He has been involved in the financial industry for more than 20 years – having started as banker with Barclays Bank of Botswana where he worked for 11 years. Having joined then Capital Securities as settlements manager, Gregory has progressed over the years to the position of Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since 2006.He is in charge of the overall operations and strategy of Imara Capital Securities, a member firm of the Botswana Stock Exchange and a part of the Imara Group of companies.Gregory was part of the team involved in the listing of several of the companies currently quoted on the bourse.
Joint CEO, Imara Holdings Limited, BSc (Hons), ACA, FCA (UK)3 years Imara, 20 years industry experience
Joint CEO OF Imara Holdings Limited and founder of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa Limited whose main investment is Imara. He has over 20 years financial services experience in Africa and the UK. Launched Fleming Wulfsohn Africa Limited in 2014 to source, invest and actively manage private equity and real estate opportunities in Central and Southern Africa. Having acquired control of Imara in 2017 all activity has migrated into the Imara Group. Former Director of The Stenham Group, for 15 years. Led the transformation of Stenham from a multi-family office into an institutional fund manager. Held roles in London as Head of Business Development and COO of Asset Management and in Johannesburg being responsible for trade finance. Involved with the Wulfsohn family interests in numerous businesses across Central and Southern Africa over many years. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked at Arthur Andersen, London, in the Corporate Financial Services and Turnaround division; Holds the Investment Management Certificate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research, London and a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University.
Joint CEO, Imara Holdings Limited, BA (Hons)3 years Imara, 10 years industry experience
Hector is a founder of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa and has over 10 years of private equity experience across Africa and other emerging markets. He is a Director of The Johannesburg Land Company Limited, Clover Alloys SA Limited, GoldMoney Networks Limited and Netagio Holdings Limited. Mr Fleming is a former director of Standard Chartered Bank’s private equity coverage team out of London with a central focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and was previously in the banks’ private equity group, investing growth capital from the bank’s balance sheet and 3rd party funds into private equity opportunities in the emerging Asian economies. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Director, Imara Corporate Finance, B.Bus.Sci10 years Imara, 14 years industry experience
Jayne has over 10 years’ experience advising on corporate finance transactions in the Sub-Saharan region. She first joined Imara Corporate Finance Zimbabwe in 2003 where she worked for two years before moving to London. In London, she furthered her career in corporate finance working for over three years for two firms, Bridgewell and Altium Capital. Jayne rejoined Imara Corporate Finance in 2009 and over the last nine years has worked on a number of transactions within the region. Her clients include large international firms with a focus on Africa as well as local corporates and entrepreneurs. She has experience in both mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, across a range of sectors.
Chief Operating Officer, Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited, BSc (Hons)9 years Imara, 16 years industry experience
+230 (466) 9171
Kiran is the Chief Operating Officer of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited (“Imara Trust”) since 2010. He joined Imara Trust in 2008, and previously was a senior administrator with another respected Management Company where he led a team administering Collective Investment Scheme, private equity companies and other global business companies having aggregate assets under management of over US$ 2.5 billion. Kiran has over 16 years’ experience during which he gained extensive technical experience in structuring, company and funds administration, secretarial, accounting, tax planning and trust administration and currently sits on a number of Boards including subsidiaries of Imara Trust. Kiran is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD), the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), The Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). Kiran is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and holds a BSc (Hons) in Management with specialisation in Accounting and Finance.
Head of client services, Imara Capital Securities, BA (Hons), MSc5 years Imara/Capital Securities, 11 years industry experience
+267 (318) 8886
Lamé graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Gloucestershire in the UK and she is also a holder of an MSc in Strategic Management from the University of Derby. She joined Imara Capital Securities in 2013 from Stanbic Bank where she spent 5 years as a Relationship Manager for SME clients at Business Banking. Her customer services experience spans over all her career internationally and locally, she has a forte for knowing how to align clients’ needs to the services and products on offer and has award winning customer service experience. As Head of Clients Services, she leads a highly knowledgeable team of service providers that is renowned for excellent customer service and strict compliance with regulatory requirements.
April Boniswa Mthupha
Analyst, MBA2 years Imara
+27 (21) 403 6429
Research analyst at Imara Asset Management for the full range of Imara mutual funds and segregated portfolios. One of her primary areas of responsibility is our ESG research and monitoring throughout the investment process. Prior to this worked in management at a boutique Private Wealth Management firm, overseeing the integration of investment decisions into client engagements. Also worked in management consulting in Cape Town. A qualified Architect, having worked five years in the profession. Holds a Masters in Business Administration with distinction from the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing the CFA designation.
CEO, Stockbrokers Malawi, BBA, ACCA 12 years industry experience
+265 (0) 1 822 792
Noel graduated from the University of Malawi with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree and is a qualified member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in London, United Kingdom. After completing his university education, Noel joined the National Bank of Malawi as a graduate trainee in 2006 and went on to work in various positions before joining the Stockbrokers Malawi Limited (SML) in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer.
CEO, Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited, BSc 12 years Imara, 24 years industry experience
+230 (466) 9171
Preetam holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Buckingham (U.K) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Leicester (U.K). From June 1994 to April 1999 he was the Manager of Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA), the regulatory and supervisory Authority of the global business sector. He initially worked in the licensing and supervision unit before being given the responsibility of the Marketing Unit where his main responsibility was to promote the global business sector internationally. From May 1999 to December 2000, he was appointed as General Manager of SIC Management Services, a subsidiary of the State Investment Corporation, the investment arm of the Government of Mauritius. From January 2001 to June 2015 he worked as Manager of the Financial Services Promotion Agency, a parastatal body set up under the Financial Services Act whose purpose was to promote the financial services sector. Thereafter he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited, a licensed Management Company before joining BTCS in 2006. For the past 10 years, Preetam has had hands on experience in company and trust administration and has successfully been running the operations of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. Preetam is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Portfolio Manager, BA (Hons) MA, CFA 10 years Imara/Kura, 16 years industry experience
+27 21 403 6429
Shareholder in Imara Asset Management. Co-portfolio manager for the full range of Imara mutual funds and segregated portfolios specialising in financial services companies, covering the top 40 financial institutions in Africa. Last 13 years travelled Africa extensively, researching companies and engaging management, government and regulators, initially as part of the first pan African sell side research team and then as a portfolio manager, launching a pan Africa equity fund in 2009. Co-founded Kura Capital in 2009, launching and co-managing a range of mutual funds and segregated portfolios, including the flagship Kura Africa Fund in 2009, with total firm AuM reaching USD130 million. Developed a robust institutional investment process, including an in-house proprietary stock research system enabling the investment team to efficiently and repeatedly select and allocate to those companies which best fit our investment philosophy. Hired by Peregrine Capital in 2008, together with Craig Bandason and Tony Schroenn (Imara’s co-portfolio managers), to launch Peregrine’s first pan African equity fund which was ultimately shelved following the Global Financial Crisis, but the intellectual capital gained through this process was critical when launching Kura Capital. Head hunted by Tony Schroenn in 2006 to join African Alliance as a sell side analyst covering financial services including pan African banks and assisting with building out the first pan African sell side equity research platform, recruiting and training analysts to research exchanges and companies across the continent. Previously held positions at Afrifocus (financial services analyst in South Africa) and Sage Unit Trusts, South Africa A CFA charter holder and member of the CFA society in South Africa as well as Mauritius and holds a Master’s degree in Finance. 16 years of equity research experience, 13 of which are in Africa ex SA.
Chief Financial Officer, Imara Trust Company (Mauritius), FCCA, Msc Fin & Tax, Dip IFR 10 years Imara, 13 years industry experience
+230 (466) 9171
Chief Financial Officer and MLRO of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. Joined Imara in 2008. Area of specialisation taxation. Previously spent three years as the Fund Accountant in a Management Company and also four years with the Mauritius Revenue Authority with whom he maintains close ties. Represents our clients with relevant Authorities in terms of VAT and other tax related issues and assist clients on tax assessment both in the local and global business sectors. A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, U.K) and the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA). Also holds an MSc. Financial Management & Taxation from the Open University of Mauritius; a diploma in International Financial Reporting from ACCA and is a STEP Member.
Director, Imara Holdings Limited, BA (Hons), MBA 3 years Imara, 30 years industry experience
Tom is a Managing Partner of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He founded Ambrian in 2001 and was CEO until 2011. He successfully built and grew Ambrian into London’s leading investment bank in the mid and small cap natural resources sector with a particular focus on financing projects throughout Africa. Ambrian was a member firm of the London Stock Exchange and during Tom’s leadership raised over US$ 1.8 billion for 90 growth companies. Ambrian was also active in asset management, principal investment and physical commodities. Prior to founding Ambrian, Tom was a Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Robert Fleming/ JP Morgan Chase. Tom holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Sussex.
Portfolio Manager, CA(SA), FCA (UK) 10 years Imara/Kura, 22 years industry experience
+44 (20) 3872 3942
Shareholder in Imara Asset Management. Co-portfolio manager for the full range of Imara mutual funds and segregated portfolios specialising in telco and industrial companies. Last 14 years travelled Africa extensively, researching companies and engaging management, government and regulators, initially as part of the first pan African sell side research team and then as a portfolio manager, launching a pan Africa equity fund in 2009. Instrumental in negotiating the merger between Imara and Kura in 2017 then assuming management of the merged business and the full range of products. Co-founded Kura Capital in 2009, launching and co-managing a range of mutual funds and segregated portfolios, including the flagship Kura Africa Fund in 2009, with total firm AuM reaching USD130 million. Developed a robust institutional investment process, including an in-house proprietary stock research system enabling the investment team to efficiently and repeatedly select and allocate to those companies which best fit our investment philosophy. Hired by Peregrine Capital in 2008, together with Craig Bandason and Rainer Orth (Imara’s co-portfolio managers), to launch Peregrine’s first pan African equity fund which was ultimately shelved following the Global Financial Crisis, but the intellectual capital gained through this process was critical when launching Kura Capital. Previously a sell side analyst at African Alliance covering telco and industrial companies. Played a leading role in building out the first pan African sell side equity research platform, recruiting and training analysts to research exchanges and companies across the continent. These hires included Craig Bandason and Rainer Orth in 2006. Also held positions at Bear Stearns in London (telco analyst in EU and Latam) and Global Telesystems. Qualified and registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. 22 years of professional experience, 18 years of equity research experience, 14 of which are in Africa ex SA.
Finance Manager, Imara Capital Securities 4 years Imara Capital Securities, 10 years industry experience
Trevor joined Imara Capital Securities as Finance Manager in February 2014. He has over the past 10 years worked for both local and multinational companies, and amassed vast experience in Financial and Management Accounting, with documented achievements in preparation and analysis of management accounts, annual financial statements, budgeting/forecasting, auditing, strategic planning and experience in corporate governance and people management. Trevor is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants, and holds a certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership with IDM Botswana.
Head of Dealing, Imara Capital Securities, BCom (Hons) 10 years Imara/Capital Securities, 12 years industry experience
Victor is a qualified Stockbroker and a registered member of the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE). He began his career at Techfin Research (Pty) Ltd in Zimbabwe as an economic research assistant after graduating from Midlands State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons) in Economics. He joined then Capital Securities (Pty) Ltd in 2008 as a private client’s broker, and later acquired a BSE trading license in October 2009, after completing the Registered Persons Exams (RPEs) for the Equities market with the South African Institute of Financial Markets. He has participated in the preparation of listing documents for various venture capital companies and currently heads the Dealing division.