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CFA Charter-Holders

CFA charter-holders who attend the full conference earn two (2) CE credits, including one (1) SER

ron de bestenManaging Director
Southern Africa, The Abraaj Group

Ron joined Aureos in 2004, and is Managing Director, responsible for the $ 386 million Aureos Africa Fund's Southern Africa region and the US$50 million Aureos Southern Africa Fund. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he leads the team of professionals investing in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. He has over 15 years of private equity and corporate finance experience gained from institutions such as Gensec Bank Ltd, where he was General Manager, Private Equity responsible for a team of 14 with assets under management of US$300 million. His portfolios included investments in over 60 listed and unlisted companies.

He has extensive experience in deal structuring, negotiation, strategic development of, and exit from African companies. He serves and has served on the boards of directors as chairman or non-executive director of companies in a range of sectors, including financial services, agri-processing, chemical, communications, manufacturing and IT services and is a member of numerous investment, audit and remuneration committees. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and holds an Honours Degree in Commerce from the University of Johannesburg.