Shirley joined the group in 2001, overseeing the credit and operations division, as well as all marketing activities. She was appointed group chief executive officer of HomeChoice Holdings in 2013 and chief executive officer of the retail division in 2007. Prior to joining the group, Shirley was a fund manager at Mercury Asset Management (SA) and Fleming Martin (SA).
Pierre is the CEO of Universal Partners Limited, a private equity-focused holding company with a dual listing on the Mauritian and JSE stock exchanges. He was previously the chief investment officer of Richmark and spent 13 years at Rand Merchant Bank in a number of roles.
Eduardo is a partner of Development Partners International LLP, an investment adviser to private equity funds that invest across Africa, and has 20 years of African private equity experience. Eduardo has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies in South Africa and elsewhere. DPI is the Group’s second largest shareholder.
Appointed to the board on 23 February 2021. She is the chief executive officer of a Family Office providing financial advisory and management services to the family and their private corporations and non-profit organisations across Africa, Europe and the US. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing financial functions across international jurisdictions.
Adefolarin is an investment professional at DPI focused on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities across consumer driven industries in Africa. He was previously an investment professional at Helios Investment Partners and an investment banker at Credit Suisse in New York. Adefolarin is an alternate to Eduardo Guiterrez-Garcia.
Paul joined the Group in 2009. He was previously the chief financial officer at Nimble Group, a credit solutions business specialising in outsourced collections and business advisory services. He has also worked for the World Bank in a fiduciary role for the Africa region after completing his accounting articles at Ernst & Young.