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andre rouxDeputy Chairman, Ethos Private Equity

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as the pioneer of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos' inception. He has lectured extensively on the private equity industry to business schools and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

André recently stepped down as Chief Executive and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of Ethos' investment committee.
Prior to the establishment of Ethos, André held the positions of Chief Executive of FirstCorp Capital Investors Limited and FirstCorp Merchant Bank. He has served on the boards of several portfolio companies associated with the various investment funds advised by Ethos.

André graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and has recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

stuart mckenzieChief Executive Officer (Ethos Private Equity)

Stuart joined Ethos in 1998 and assumed the role of Chief Executive in January 2014 from Ethos' Founder, André Roux.
His experience with 15 portfolio companies has given him deep and broad expertise across numerous industries and all aspects of the private equity and venture capital value chain. Most recently, Stuart led Fund VI's investment in Waco. He currently serves on the boards of Waco, CQS, Clickatell and House of Busby.

In addition to his deal-making responsibilities, Stuart spent a number of years leading Ethos' Investment Process and Talent Management functions, which contributed to a broad and deep understanding of the Firm's core operational processes.

Prior to joining Ethos, Stuart spent two years at JP Morgan. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

clive howellClive qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1988 having completed articles in the Durban office and also spending time in the London office. Thereafter he spent time at listed groups Grindrod and then McCarthy Group before joining NBS in 1996 to start up their Private Equity business. Following the mergers with first BoE and then Nedbank in 2002 Clive held initially a joint head of Private Equity role and from 2011 assumed the role of sole head of the Nedbank Private Equity division.

andrew dewarManaging Partner, 

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting degree from the University of Witwatersrand and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Andrew joined the Rockwood Investment team in May 2006 as Principal and is now the Managing Partner of Rockwood. Since joining, Andy has been extensively involved in sourcing and executing investments. He serves on the boards of Enviroserv, Safripol and Tsebo. Prior to this, he was a partner at KPMG where he was involved with the Transaction Services Team.

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.

stuart bradley imgSenior Partner

Stuart has 17 years of private equity experience in Africa with CDC Capital Partners, Aureos Capital and Phatisa Group. Stuart has a strong track record in private equity across diverse industries and all key disciplines. Stuart is the co-founder of Phatisa Group, which was lead adviser to the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) and successfully first closed at US$ 625 million with purely African capital. Prior to founding Phatisa, Stuart was the managing partner of the US$ 50 million Aureos Southern Africa Fund in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining Aureos Capital, Stuart was the general manager of Takura Ventures in Zimbabwe, where he had overall responsibility for the Fund's success.