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Finally, we offer our investors and partners access to a vibrant Africa-facing membership association, Connect Africa, headquartered in Singapore, that extends a window into wider opportunities and business networks in the continent.
Brendon has over 26 years of developed and emerging market experience. He spent his early years in investment banking in London, with firms including JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Citibank. In 2006, Brendon was appointed Managing Director, and later became a Shareholder, of Inter-Ocean Management Limited, a Mauritian Offshore Management Company licensed by the Financial Services Commission. Inter-Ocean Management Limited was successfully sold to the Maitland Group, and rebranded Maitland (Mauritius) Limited in 2012. In 2014, Brendon co-founded the Adansonia Group, which continues to focus on providing value added solutions to a range of international investment funds, corporates, family offices and high net worth individuals from the United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Australia, United States and Southeast Asia. In 2021, Brendon relocated to Singapore to set up operations for the Adansonia Group. He currently serves on inter alia the boards of Denham Capital’s African mining fund, Alphamin Resources Corporation (a DRC based tin producer listed on Toronto Stock Exchange) and Adansonia Fund Manager Private Limited, a Singaporean Registered Fund Management Company.
Brendon holds British citizenship and is married to Henda with 2 children.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in the mid-1980s, Rudolf spent 12 years in investment banking with the RMB group, whereafter he formed Treacle Private Equity with two partners in 2000. Treacle managed two successful PE funds with upper quartile returns up to 2016, including two highly successful technology start-ups which generated outsize returns. Rudolf relocated to Mauritius in 2011 where he is a co-founder of the Adansonia Group which provides financial services to investors into Africa and a permanent capital entity that co-invests in African private equity opportunities. He presently serves on inter alia the boards of Denham Capital’s African mining fund, Alphamin Resources Corporation (a DRC based tin producer listed on Toronto Stock Exchange), and Bank Zero (a fintech start-up bank in South Africa).
Rudolf is a South African citizen and is married to Alouette with 3 children.
Zain has over 12 years’ experience in the global business sector in Mauritius and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
She started her career with CIM Global Business, where she performed a Team Leader role in the Fund administration department. The role consisted of Net Asset Valuation calculations, ensuring regulatory and compliance aspects for the Funds under her responsibility and well as attending board meetings and dealing with clients.
As part of Zain’s portfolio whilst at CIM Global Business, she administered The Carlyle Group, an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation, which entailed overseeing a team of 10 staff. This experience has aided Zain in acquiring a good understanding of the regulatory and operational aspects of funds, in particular Private Equity.
After initially spending 5 years with CIM Global Business, Zain joined Inter-Ocean Management Limited (now Maitland (Mauritius) Limited)) as Manager – Corporate Services and worked with Brendon. As part of her role, Zain oversaw a team of Corporate administrators and Senior Corporate administrators and was responsible for the administration and execution of the full portfolio of companies and trusts. She also performed the Money Laundering Reporting Officer function of Maitland (Mauritius) Limited.
In 2015, Zain moved across to Adansonia Management Services Limited where she became a shareholder in the business in addition to taking on the Managing Director role. She oversees the day to day functioning of the business and also perform the role of Company Secretary of Alphamin Resources Corporation, a TSX listed entity which forms part of the Tremont Group.
Zain is a Mauritian citizen, married to Ahmad and has 2 children.
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