Meet the Team

Zahid Fakey
Chairman & Founder
Experience: Zahid has 23 years of professional experience, 21 years of which was with a multinational professional services firm with 9 years as a partner. His experience spans from accounting, tax, auditing, governance, risk management, compliance, management consulting and corporate finance advisory services. He has worked in 18 countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Belgium, China, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and has cross industry experience. His network spans across South Africa, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Far East and the USA. Zahid currently focuses on his different companies and NPOs focusing on financial, social and environmental impact.

Current Board directorships and investments: National Bioproducts Institute, Albaraka Bank, Dube Tradeport, weFEEDsa, Unplugged, Tactus Capital, Powerstar, Isibani Digital.

Previous Board directorships: PwC.

Qualifications: B.Acc, Dip.Acc, CA(SA), CISA.

Sector Experience: ICT, Manufacturing, Retail, Automotive, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Financial Services, Mining, Logistics, Agriculture, Education, FMCG.
Kurren Naicker
Director & Founder
Experience: Kurren has 18 years of professional experience, the past 14 of which was spent in corporate finance advisory. To date, he has advised on transactions totalling more than R40 billion. His core experience includes advising on BBBEE, valuations, acquisitions, divestures, finance raising, mergers, cross-border transactions and restructuring. He also has gained experience advising companies from India and China on M&A in South Africa. Kurren now spends times with CEO’s and Chairman’s of companies in assisting them on their inorganic growth plans such as effecting right type mergers, spin off’s, restructurings etc. with the intent of increasing shareholder value.

Sector Experience: ICT, Industrials, Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Agro-processing and Education.

Current Board directorships and investments: Tactus Capital, Tactus Advisory, Mr. Mak, and PuRK Energy.

Previous Board directorships: gl Events S.A.

Qualifications: B.Com, PGDA, CA(SA).
Rayhaan Adam
Director & Founder
Experience: Rayhaan has a total of 20 years’ experience in Consulting, Advisory, Corporate Finance and Assurance. Most of his experience has been attained with PwC, RAFT and Tactus. His current focus areas are risk management, governance, business expansion and capital raising. Rayhaan is a member of various Boards and Committees including the Malaysian Business Council of South Africa. He founded the “practice what you preach methodology” in the various consulting companies that he founded and to this end he has founded and expanded numerous of his own businesses the most successful being in the Energy, Water and Infrastructure sectors. He currently has experience in about 20 countries with networks in the specific government structures which are critical for doing business in Africa. Rayhaan has experience working with large clients some of whom are listed in South Africa and others internationally, in the Mining, Energy, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications and FMCG industries.

Current Board directorships and investments: GL Events, The Malaysian Business Council SA, RAFT Business Advisory Services, Tactus Advisory Services, Powerstar Global, Rain Global Solutions Ltd listed in Malaysia.

Previous Board directorships/Committees: Mining Health and Safety Council SA, The South African Nursing Council, Health and Welfare SETA, Digital Energy Solutions and Power Matla Renewables.

Qualifications: B.Comm, PGDA, CA (SA).

Sector Experience: ICT, Manufacturing, Retail, Automotive, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Financial Services, Mining, Logistics, Agriculture, Education, FMCG, Renewables, Energy, Mining.