Directors

 
  • Retšepile J. Elias, Chairman (Lesotho)
  • Andre Bothma, CEO (Lesotho)
  • Francois Ferreira, President (UK)
  • Kasief Isaacs (SA)
  • Nav Dahliwal (Canada)
 

Retšepile J. Elias

  • Non-Executive Chairman
  • Founder and executive director of Nala Capital Advisors, Retsepile has held many board- level positions in various organisations and brings  diverse experience to the organisation.
  • Previously MD of African Alliance Lesotho, an asset management firm, Retsepile oversaw the rapid accumulation of capital for the firm.
  • Other previous board positions held by Retsepile:
    • Letšeng Diamonds
    • Lesotho National Development Corporation
    • Investment Committee of Alliance Insurance Ltd
    • Lesotho Post Bank (current chairman)

Andre J. Bothma

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Andre is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the construction and property development industry.
  • He has a verifiable track record of completing multi-million Rand projects through the development of key partnerships in these industries.
  • Andre is well versed in contract negotiations, regulations, procurement, cost control and project management.

Francois P. Ferreira

  • President
  • Francois (BEng Mech, CFA) has thirty years’ of business development experience.
  • He is a specialist in early-stage business developments with wide-ranging operational and investments experience.
  • Francois has a successful track record as an engineer (Anglo American); investment banker (Deutsche Bank); investor and owner/developer in a wide range of businesses, including mining, IT and healthcare.
  • He has extensive business development experience in different cultures and contexts, including the UK, Asia, Central Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kasief Isaacs

  • Non-Executive
  • Kasief Isaacs is a qualified chartered accountant with a specific focus on energy, technology, and infrastructure.
  • He has in excess of 20 years experience in managing projects and leading teams - spanning several countries, multiple time zones, and languages.
  • Kasief has executed numerous advisory mandates for local and foreign developers, investors and contractors focussed on the SA renewable energy market.
  • His experience and knowledge are highly valued by his colleagues at the fund management company, Mergence.

Nav Dhaliwal

  • Non-Executive
  • Nav, (B. Comm) and Chartered Accountant, is CEO of The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing Canadian Licensed Producers of medical cannabis.
  • He is an entrepreneur, financier and investor focused on ventures and initiatives that create positive change for humanity globally – with vast amount of knowledge and experience in cannabis, renewable energy and technology.
  • Prior to joining Supreme, Nav was the Principal of NLX Capital Corp., a Canadian merchant bank and venture investor and Vice President of corporate development for Novalux Energy Corporation, a renewable energy developer.