The directors have a common vision of maintaining and building a unique merchant banking culture based on the highest professional and ethical standards. We add to sector know how by selectively partnering and hiring industry experts. Our team is comprised of professionals from different countries, which brings the cultural sensitivity, insight, and experience necessary to complete transactions on behalf of our clients in Africa. 



Christopher Evans
Managing Director
  • • Regional Director for Stanbic Africa
  • • Managed Director for banks in Africa for Meridien and First Chicago
  • • VP East, Central and Southern Africa for Chase Manhattan


Petra Rusche

  • • Head Financial Institutions sub-Saharan Africa ABN-Amro Bank
  • • Head Dealer International and Treasury Sales Banque Indosuez Johannesburg
  • • Head Secondary Market Trading Public Debt ABSA Bank


Mike Lamont

  • • Lecturer in Investment Management Stellenbosch University
  • • Director Treasury Standard Bank of South Africa
  • • AGM Money and Capital Markets  South African Reserve Bank
  • • Chair of the Johannesburg Bond Exchange

James Hill
· Director and shareholder of IJG Securities Namibia;
· MD of Bank Windhoek;
· Deputy MD Standard Bank of Namibia

Nigel Lardner
  • • Senior partner Kola Awodein and Co. Lagos
  • • Head of Treasury UBA Nigeria
  • • CEO UBA Capital & Trust


Louis Sabatino
Associate Director

  • • Consultant Africa for Exotix Limited
  • • Head Africa Debt Capital Markets WestLB
  • • Head FX Trading & Marketing Standard Bank of South Africa


Timothy Nhamo

  • • Broker sub-Saharan Africa ICAP
  • • Consultant Derivative Sales Goldman Sachs
  • • Head dealer Derivatives Book ABCbank


Daniel Zavala

  • • Managing Member of MEPAWA LLC
  • • Managing Director Latin America DAI Capital Management Ltd
  • • Manager Banque Worms
  • • Treasurer Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)


Andeas Rusch

  • • Managing Director Bongani Consulting
  • • Regional Director ACE Group
  • • Manager Standard Bank of South Africa