Our People

 

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The leadership of Afena Capital is driven by a passion for investing and  the continuous pursuit of excellence.

  • Xoliswa Mpongoshe, Non-Executive Director

    mpongosheNon-Executive Director
    Dip Iuris, B Proc
    20 Years Experience

    Mrs. Mpongoshe has a career which spans over 20 years and extensive experience fulfilling roles such as in-house General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary for a variety of public and private entities.

    Outside of the Legal/Compliance domain, she has performed various roles including that of Chief Operating Officer, General Manager responsible for Corporate Affairs, Administration Manager, Risk Manager as well as Acting Head: Human Resources.

    She holds a Dip Iuris, (University of the Western Cape, 1987) and a B Proc, (University of the Western Cape, 1989). She is a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IODSA), Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa (CLASA) as well as the Company Secretaries Interest Group (CSIG).

  • Grant Cloete, Executive Director

    Grant CloeteCEO & Head of Client Management, Executive Director
    BCom (Hons) FAPM
    18 Years Experience

    Grant is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Afena Capital.

    He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management (FAPM) from the University of Cape Town. He has 18 years industry experience, most of which was spent as a senior investment analyst. 

  • Mila Mafanya, Executive Director

    Mila MafanyaHead of Equities & Corporate Strategy, Executive Director
    B Bus Sc, CFA
    14 Years Experience

    Mila is the Head of Equities and Executive Director at Afena Capital.

    He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree majoring in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town. He has 14 years industry experience which includes time at OMIGSA as an assistant Portfolio Manager and Sanlam Investment Managers as an Investment Analyst.

  • Zain Parker, Executive Director

    Zain ParkerChief Operating Officer, Executive Director
    BCom (Hons), CA
    10 Years Experience

    Zain is the Head of Operations and Executive Director at Afena Capital.

    He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has 10 years industry experience which includes time at KPMG as an External Audit Manager.

  • Shoaib Vayej, Executive Director

    Shoaib VayejPortfolio Manager, Executive Director
    B Sc (Eng), CFA
    14 Years Experience

    Shoaib is a Portfolio Manager and Executive Director at Afena Capital.

    He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He has 14 years industry experience which includes time at Sanlam Investment Managers as Investment Analyst and later as Portfolio Manager on the model portfolio group as well as manager of the Resources Unit Trust.