The Investment Executives

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Khalid Chand

Khalid Chand is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder who graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 2006. He served his articles at PwC within the Financial Services Insurance and Investment Management division where he qualified as a CA (SA) in 2009.

Khalid was seconded to the Asset Management Division in PwC’s Bermuda offices for two years where he managed the audits of various multinational hedge funds and private equity funds. In 2011 he returned to South Africa to pursue a career in private equity where he met Metier who was in the process of establishing LMSC while planning to bid the Bokpoort CSP project in the Department of Energy’s renewable energy program. Khalid joined Metier as an analyst for LMSC in January 2012 and was promoted to associate in June 2014.
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Paul Olivier

B.Eng (Industrial Engineering), CFA®
Paul Olivier graduated from Stellenbosch University with a degree in Engineering in 2009. Following this he joined Sasol, on their graduate programme, specifically focusing on business improvement projects.

He joined Sasol's investment and capital governance group in 2012 where he led assurance reviews on local and international capital projects.

A personal interest in entrepreneurship and further studies as part of the Chartered Financial Analyst® programme sparked his interest in private equity. Paul joined Metier on the Analyst programme in January 2016.
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Jo-Mari van Zyl

BCom, BCom (Hons)
Jo-Mari graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2015, achieving distinction in her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in BCom Investment Management.

She joined Metier in January 2016 as an intern to gain experience across the private equity spectrum from deal sourcing to portfolio management and exits. In this role, she assists with investment research and analysis providing support on valuations and management of portfolio companies. In December 2016 she joined the Analyst Programme.

Jo-Mari has passed her level III Chartered Financial Analyst® exam.
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Khwezi Zikalala

Khwezi Zikalala is a Chartered Accountant who graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in 2012 and obtained her CTA at the University of Johannesburg in 2013.

She completed her articles in 2016 with the Nedbank CA Training Programme in which she gained exposure across various divisions within the Nedbank Group, including working as the Executive Assistant to the Group CFO and a six month secondment to London where she worked in the division that manages interest rate risk.

Her interest in private equity stems from a desire to understand businesses and entrepreneurship at a more granular level. Khwezi joined Metier in January 2017 as part of the Analyst Programme.
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Yasmin Sitoto

BCom (Hons), MBA, CFA®
Yasmin Sitoto is an Analyst with Metier, in support of the Capital Growth Funds. She graduated from Rhodes University with a BCom degree, in Economics and Law. This was followed by a BCom (Honours) degree in Economics which she attained in 2010.

She began her professional career in 2011 at Nedgroup Investments in Cape Town working as an investment analyst in the multi-manager team. Her main focus was on fund research for South African and offshore funds. During that time she qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst ® charterholder.

In 2017, Yasmin completed her MBA at INSEAD in France. During the course of that year she interned with Metier providing support to both the Sustainable Capital and Capital Growth teams. She joined Metier as an Analyst in March 2018.

Ryan Maleta

BCom, BCom (Hons)
Ryan joined Metier as an Analyst in September 2018, he graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2015 with a BCom degree in Finance and subsequently a BCom Honours degree in Investment Management.

His interest in private equity arises from his passion in entrepreneurship and his desire to make an impactful difference in the economy.

Prior to joining Metier, Ryan was an investment banking professional at ABSA CIB where he actively participated in sourcing and structuring M&A transactions, before this he was part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s corporate finance graduate programme.

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