Mametja Moshe

1st November 2019

Mametja Moshe

Full Name: Mametja Johanna Moshe

Position: Founder and CEO of Moshe Capital

Main Activity of the Company: Moshe Capital offers advisory (corporate finance) and investment services on the African continent, mainly in South Africa

Date and Place of Birth: January 10, 1980, Polokwane, Limpopo

Education: CA(SA); MBA, Columbia Business School and London Business School

First Job: Auditor at KPMG

Career History Prior to Current Position: Investment banking at Morgan Stanley and UBS. Prior to that I was a tax consultant and auditor at KPMG

Size of First Pay Packet: R20 a day, at my father’s vegetable kiosk at Groothoek hospital, in Zebediela

First Job with Present Group: CEO – I established Moshe Capital in 2013 and was the only employee at the time

Value of Assets under Your Control: We have executed over 20 transactions with a combined value of more than R10-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 12

Management Style: Output-based leadership

Personal Best Achievement: Being born healthy

Professional Best Achievement: Establishing Moshe Capital

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My mother, Mabaeng Christina Moshe

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Peter Anderson, my high school headmaster, who received an honorary award from the University of Cape Town at the same time as Madiba

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Judy Dlamini – her journey from medical doctor to successful entrepreneur is inspiring and her grace and commitment to giving back are admirable

Philosophy of Life: God first; give it your best shot

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Completing an MBA degree at two Ivy League universities in the US and the UK

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Losing my sister, but I was blessed to have known her for 16 years

Hope for the Future: Inclusive prosperity for Africa and Africans

Favourite Reading: A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frank – I read it every year

Favourite TV Programme: I do not watch TV shows – I listen to podcasts and love reading and, sometimes, when I need to switch off, I watch movies on Netflix

Favourite Food/Drink: Coconut water, my mother’s pap and morogo

Favourite Music: All genres

Favourite Sport: Yoga – it is not a sport but I love the practice!

Favourite Website: I use apps

Hobbies: Yoga, reading, cooking, travel

Car: Jeep

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who complain too much and negativity

Favourite Other South African Company: Discovery, for its innovation, and Bushveld, which provides distributed, utility-scale energy storage solutions and is harnessing Africa’s renewable-energy potential

Favourite Foreign Company: Berkshire Hathaway. Since 1965, Warren Buffett’s company has managed to grow exponentially and create value for all stakeholders

Married: Engaged

Children: None

Clubs: The Graça Machel Trust’s Network of African Business Women, African Leadership Network, Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals