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    about our team

The Team

The investment and management team at Bopa Moruo represents one of the more experienced black private equity teams in South Africa which collectively have over 45 years of private equity experience at market leading private equity firms and over 50 years of financial services experience.

The team has a track record of successful private equity investment management, across a diverse range of industries.

We have a deep understanding of businesses and their leadership teams, the challenges they face and the support they need to achieve their ambitions.

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Boitumelo Tlhabanelo

  • Chartered Accountant (CA) SA | Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (UCT) | B.Com Acc. (UCT)

Tumi is a co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Bopa Moruo Private Equity. As a Managing Partner Tumi is responsible for the leadership, management and direction of the investment management activities and operations management activities at Bopa Moruo.

Tumi has extensive experience gained at leading private equity funds operating across Africa. He served as an Investment Professional with Development Partners International, a London based pan-African private equity fund manager. He was previously a Director of Brait Private Equity, and prior to joining Brait, Tumi qualified as a chartered accountant and worked on various statutory audits of leading insurance and industrial companies for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tumi currently serves as a director and board member of:

  • JSE listed Kaydav Group Limited
  • JSE listed Peregrine Holdings Limited
  • WACO Africa
  • One Digital Media
  • Bopa Moruo Private Equity Fund I and Fund II
  • Flexible Packages Convertors
  • Cargo Compass

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Nthime Khoele

  • MBA (UCT) | B.Bus.Sci (Hons)(UCT) | Diploma in Corporate Law (UJ)

Nthime Khoele is a co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Bopa Moruo Private Equity. As a Managing Partner, Nthime is responsible for the leadership, management and direction of the investment management activities and operations management activities at Bopa Moruo.

Prior to founding Bopa Moruo, he was a director in Brait’s private equity business where he spent a total of 8 years. Brait was one of South Africa’s largest independent private equity fund managers with c.R10 billion of funds under management. Prior to Brait, Nthime was the Group Treasurer and Head of Corporate Finance, Structured Finance and Investor Relations at South African Airways, where he led the restructuring of SAA’s balance sheet, executing over R4 billion of transactions through capital raising and aircraft refinancing. Prior to SAA, he was a co-founder and Executive Director of Legend Capital, an advisory services and funds management business. Nthime started his career at Rand Merchant Bank Asset Management where he was an investment professional and research analyst. Nthime has extensive investment experience, this experience spanning the areas of private equity fund management and corporate finance.

Nthime currently serves as a director and member of the board of:

  • WACO Africa
  • WACO Africa Human Resources Development
  • One Digital Media
  • Bopa Moruo Private Equity Fund I and Fund II
  • DSD Group
  • Independent Schools Association of Southern African
  • Flexible Packages Convertors

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Lesego Tlhabanelo

  • B.Com (University of South Africa)) | Management Development Programme (MDP) Manchester Business School, University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Lesego is a director of Bopa Moruo Projects, where he is responsible for post-investment investee companies support to drive additional value through providing B-BBEE and ESG advisory and business development services. Lesego has over 20 years’ experience in senior and executive management roles in human resources and transformation, marketing management, corporate and internal communications, information technology, risk management and facilities management at companies including SAIL Group, Dimension Data, IBM South Africa and Ster-Kinekor. Lesego has as also been an entrepreneur and has invested in a variety of small businesses including retail, interior décor, business services, renewable energy and event management.

Lesego currently serves on the Council of Unisa, where he is the deputy chairperson of the HR Committee and a member of the ICT, Finance Investments and Estates, and Social & Ethics Committees of Council.

Lesego currently serves as a director of:

  • Bopa Moruo Projects
  • WACO Africa Human Resources Development
  • Six Degrees Group Holdings
  • Council of Unisa

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ANDISWA MJULEKA

  • CFA Charterholder | Chartered Accountant CA (SA) | Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (UCT) | B.Bus.Sci (Hons) (UCT)

Andiswa is an Associate Transactor in the Bopa Moruo team. Andiswa is a CFA Charter holder and a qualified CA through Standard Bank’s TOPP programme. Previously she was an investment associate at Capital Eye Private Equity where her role included deal analysis, execution and monitoring. Prior to that she was a member of the investment team at Pan Africa Private Equity. Andiswa began her career as a sell-side equity analyst at SBG Securities working within the Telecommunications and Media sector team performing quantitative and qualitative research on JSE listed companies.

Andiswa currently serves as a director of:

  • Innervation Rewards
  • Innervation Value Added Services
  • DSD Group
  • Flexible Packages Convertors