A strong foundation for solid success
CA (SA), CFA, PLD Harvard
MORE ABOUT BUKELWA
Bukelwa Bulo has over 14 years of investment banking experience. After completing her articles on the TOPP programme at Investec, Bukelwa joined the Investec Private Equity division (now known as the Investec Equity Partners), where she worked for 11 years prior to founding Jade Capital Partners in September 2013.
In her time at Investec Private Equity, she was exposed to a wide spectrum of sectors with direct responsibility for managing the strategic direction of portfolio companies in the hospitality, quick-service restaurant, industrial services, engineering, retail and wholesale sectors.
MORE ABOUT ABRIE
Abrie is a civil engineer by qualification. He has 13 years of experience in managing businesses at executive levels, of which 11 years were in the manufacturing and operational industry. He has the ability to develop and implement strategies to ensure growth and an increase in profitability during unforeseen economic challenges.
His proven management skills, strong leadership capabilities and vision ensure that the proper operational controls, and administrative and reporting procedures are in place, as well as people systems, to effectively grow the business, and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
SALES & ADMIN ASSISTANT
MORE ABOUT ZOLA
Prior to founding Jade Capital Partners, Zola was a director in the Real Estate Finance division of Standard Bank, where she provided finance for property acquisitions and developments. She was a member of the Executive Committee and the Deal Approval Committee. Her role included the management of a key client portfolio.
Prior to this, she was an investment banker, and held roles in the BEE Finance and Investments division of Standard Bank. She was also a corporate finance consultant at Investec Bank Limited. In her role within the BEE Finance and Investments division at Standard Bank, she served on a number of boards of Standard Bank’s portfolio companies.
CA (SA), CFA
MORE ABOUT THOMAS
Thomas Prins is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and management. He is passionate about building and developing businesses and people, and believes business is a key tool for creating a sustainable impact on society.
After completing his articles, Thomas joined Investec Corporate Finance in 1995, and in 1999, he founded Investec Private Equity. Until 2010, Thomas lead the business in more than 45 transactions to build the business now as Investec Equity Partners, which has net assets in excess of R8,5 billion. During his tenure at Investec, he represented Investec on numerous boards, and was also a member of the Investec Executive Group Management Forum. Thomas is an independent director of 6 companies, and an advisor to a number of boards and CEOs.