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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Jo-Mari van Zyl

BCom (Hons), CFA®
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 and was promoted to associate in December 2018.


Robert Nel

M.Eng (Mechanical), LLB (Stellenbosch)
Robert graduated from Stellenbosch University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2005 and an LLB (top of his class) in 2008. After completing his studies, he spent four years at Webber Wentzel attorneys, predominantly in the project finance practice group. During this time, he worked almost entirely in the renewable energy sector, and was part of the team that developed the REIPPP programme. His focus areas included drafting the PPAs for seven different generation technologies, interfacing with the technical and financial advisory teams and participating in bid evaluations. Rob also worked on gas, hydro and other energy and infrastructure project.

In 2012, Rob joined Bain & Company where he consulted to financial services, telecommunications and mining companies. At the end of 2015, he moved to Afriwise where he initially advised companies on African business and legal risks. Rob joined Metier in June 2018, his initial focus area was the management of the Sindila project.

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.

Richard Rutherford

BSocSci, MSc (Finance)
Richard graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor’s in social science in 2016. Wanting to further his studies with the aim of migrating into the finance field, he registered for a Master’s in finance specialising in private equity and hedge fund management at the International University of Monaco, graduating in 2019.

As part of the requirements for his Masters, Richard was expected to partake in an internship for a period of longer than four months. He fulfilled his internship requirements at Metier. Following his internship, he joined Metier as an analyst in January 2019.

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