Rachel Ruwo – Chairperson

Rachel is a partner and Head of Advisory and Research at Opportunvest, a company that focuses on development and funding of business opportunities. Her responsibilities at Opportunvest include deal origination, fund raising, structuring and specialised investment reporting. A multi-talented and tasked individual, Rachel has worked in various private equity, banking, financial and advisory functions. She is passionate about the investment and capital markets and their accommodation to previously disadvantaged communities. She has worked with Empowerdex, the National Empowerment Fund and the DBSA Jobs Fund on various BEE transactions and job creation initiatives. She holds a BSc Honours degree in Economics and is a member of the CFA Institute.