Sifiso Simelane

Sifiso is an investment professional with over ten years working experience. He began his career in 2005 in the financial services sector working for Rand Merchant Bank Asset Management, and has earned his experience with the National Empowerment Fund, first as an Investment Associate and later as a Senior Investment Associate.

Sifiso holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from the University of Cape Town and he is currently enrolled for the Master of Commerce Degree in Development Finance with the UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He has extensive experience in the areas of deal origination, due diligence, valuations and financial modelling. He has concluded deals in various key sectors during his tenure at the National Empowerment Fund.

Sifiso’s passion is the empowerment of black people in creating and developing new and sustainable ventures. He has a keen interest in strategy formulation, working with entrepreneurs in the business planning and implementation stages for their new ventures.