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Investment Team

Udo joined the RBH Investments team in 2016 and currently heads the investment department as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining RBH, he worked in Rand Merchant Bank’s Investment Banking division as a senior resource finance transactor. Udo has extensive experience in corporate financing solutions and BEE structuring and currently serves on several boards of RBH’s associate companies.

Dharmesh Kalyan is the Head of Infrastructure and is responsible for overseeing the company’s infrastructure portfolio. Prior to joining RBH, he worked as the Global Head for Real Estate Finance at Standard Bank Group Corporate and Investment Banking and has held various roles in the infrastructure sector. Dharmesh has over 23 years’ experience in the investment banking and management, energy mining and real estate sector.

Funanani joined RBH in 2018 as an Executive: Infrastructure Investment in Ghana, West Africa. Before joining RBH, she was a Senior Investment Officer with Financial Capital in Cameroon and Investment Manager with Standard Bank South Africa. She has broad experience working in infrastructure in Africa across the Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas sectors. She also has an extensive operational background as a Geophysicist.

Kobue has over 10 years investment experience. He joined RBH as an investment intern in 2011 and grew into his current role. He has worked on several transactions in multiple sectors including telecommunications, resources, media, asset management and property. In his role as Senior Investment Manager, Kobue provides investment oversight, analysis, and support to the RBH Chief Investment Officer (CIO) through the assessment of the investment portfolio, assets and other investment programmes to implement the RBH’s investment strategy. Kobue represents RBH as a director on several other boards.

Karishma Dayal joined RBH in October 2021 as a Senior Investment Manager in Infrastructure. Karishma has over 12 years of investment banking experience across various finance disciplines including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance Advisory and Project Finance Advisory and Lending. To date, she has executed a variety of corporate finance transactions within the infrastructure, energy, retail, telecoms, property and Financial Institutions Groups sectors in both developed and emerging markets globally, with a key focus on Africa. Prior to joining RBH, Karishma was an Associate Director in Project & Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, where she focused on the financing and advisory of large infrastructure projects in Africa. Karishma has also worked at Fieldstone as a Senior Associate in Infrastructure Advisory, and began her career at Rothschild, where she focused on Mergers and Acquisitions.

Lala Sepeng joined RBH in 2021 as a Senior Investment Manager. In his current role as Senior Investment Manager, Lala provides investment oversight, analysis, and general support to the RBH Chief Investment Officer (CIO) through evaluation and assessment of the investment portfolio, assets and other investment programmes. Lala has over 10 years of Investment Banking experience.

Mcebo has more than 7 years experience in financial services and investment management having joined RBH from Barclays, where he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Corporate Finance and M&A based in the Johannesburg office. He gained experience in both Johannesburg and London with a focus on research and analysis across various sectors as well as company valuations and financial modelling. Prior to joining Barclays, he worked as an Operations Consultant at Allan Gray, one of the leading and largest private asset management firms, where his focus areas were client services and investment administration. Mcebo represents RBH as a director at Royal Investment Managers.

Lethabo joined RBH as an Investment intern in 2014 and currently fills the position of Investment Manager. By gaining experience in a suite of RBH’s investments, Lethabo became an investment analyst in 2015. He has experience in a wide range of sectors in RBH’s investment portfolio and has recently passed his Level II CFA program.

Chris joined RBH in 2021 as a Investment Analyst. He joins the investment team from PriceWaterCoopers where he has been since January 2018. He has valuable experience in financial modelling, company valuation and research.

Alicea joined RBH as an intern in 2015 and currently fills the role of Investment Analyst. She provides an extensive array of support to the investment team such as assisting the team with company valuation, financial modelling and in analysing investment opportunities, including sector & industry analysis.

Sekedi joined RBH in March 2021 as a CA Trainee. She completed her articles in 2023 and was appointed Investment Analyst in Jan 2024. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Cum Laude), Certificate in Theory of Accounting and recently completed Chartered Financial Analyst I. Her role supports the investments team in portfolio administration, research and deal execution.

Lupo joined RBH in March of 2024 as an Infrastructure Analyst. Before joining RBH, he was a Graduate Trainee at Standard Bank and subsequently joined the investment banking team at JP Morgan.