Who We Are

The Secha Capital Team

Secha’s diverse team has over 30 combined years of PE, VC and impact experience and have worked together for 7 years. Secha has also brought together impressive operator investors for their portfolio companies.

Founders

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Brendan J. Mullen
Managing Director
brendan@sechacapital.com
brendan@sechacapital.com

About

  • Brendan was previously a consultant with Bain & Company in its Johannesburg office, where he focused on agribusiness, FMCG, retail, energy
  • Previous to Bain, Brendan worked as a Venture Fellow at SJF Ventures, one of the first climate tech funds in the US
  • Brendan spent five years as a bond analyst at Putnam Investments
  • He has worked in impact investing for 15 years via politics, policy, finance, venture capital, consulting and PE

Education

Duke University
MBA

University of Richmond
B.A., Classics

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Dr. Nombuso L. Nkambule
Co-Founder

About

  • Nombuso is an Associate Director at Merck (MSD Africa)
  • Previously, at CHAI, Nombuso is part of a diverse group of public health consultants where she supports the mission to save lives and reduce the burden of disease
  • Nombuso spent two years as a clinical doctor at Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Hospital in Johannesburg
  • She co-founded and served as the executive director of P.O.E.M.

Education

The University of Witwatersrand
M.D.

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Rushil K. Vallabh
Managing Director
rushil@sechacapital.com
+27 82 666 3381
rushil@sechacapital.com
+27 82 666 3381

About

  • As a consultant with Bain & Company, key projects included: post merger integration within financial services, strategy within public sector and FMCG, and decision effectiveness within Telecoms
  • Prior to Bain, he worked as a Product Specialist for FNB's mobile money service 'eWallet', which had received awards for best payment initiative in 2012
  • His career began as an Aeronautical Engineer at CSIR, after graduating from Wits.

Education

Cambridge University
MBA

Operator-Investors

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Cameron Ormesher
Operator-Investor

About

  • Cameron is a strategy consultant with previous experience in government and private equity, who joined Secha Capital to gain experience in impact investing, private equity and operations, as he strives to drive positive impact through his work
  • As a consultant at Bain & Company’s London office, he worked with global, UK and European organisations, advising on corporate strategy, organisational strategy and M&A.
  • Prior to Bain, Cameron has experience with Oliver Wyman, public sector organisations, TeachFirst, PwC Strategy& and boutique advisory firms
  • He has led workstreams advising on globally-significant investment deals, defined growth strategy for a multi-billion dollar consumer products company, and supported the CTO of a world-leading organisation during a demerger

 

Education

  • London School of Economics & Political Science
  • First Class BSc Government and Economics

 

Alumni

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Hope Ditlhakanyane
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with Hair Town

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Kihisha Suleman
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with Geestep.

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Kuhle Mnisi
Operator-Investor

About

Kuhle is a recent Development Finance graduate from the University of Cape Town.

While completing her MCom, Kuhle worked as Assistant Lecturer at the University of Cape Town on a final year course, Strategic Thinking. She also interned with Act in Africa, a design thinking and entrepreneurship development program, based in Harare. She provided consulting services with JBJConsult providing course material creation for next generation impact investors.

Kuhle also has work experience in investment banking from Goldman Sachs and auditing from PwC.

Kuhle is interested in creating sustainable solutions to economic problems in Africa.

Education

University of Cape Town - Graduate School of Business
M. Com. (Development Finance)

University of Cape Town
B.Bus.Sci (Finance with Accounting)

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May Anthonyrajah
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with Stoffelberg.

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Onkgopotse Khumalo
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with Native Child.

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Seema Lalloo
Operator-Investor

About

Seema is a former corporate lawyer with experience in management consulting.

As a consultant at Bain & Company, she worked with Pan-African and multinational companies, advising on corporate strategy, organisational strategy and M&A.

Prior to Bain, Seema was a corporate lawyer in the Banking & Finance department of ENSAfrica.

During her time at ENSAfrica, she worked on multi-million dollar deals across structured finance and financing & security arrangements and also provided financial regulatory advice to large local and international clients.

Seema joined Secha Capital to develop skills in private equity, impact investing and operations, in pursuit of her vision to use ‘business as a force for good.’

Education

University of Cape Town
LLB & Business Science (Honors in Finance with Distinction in Statistics)

INSEAD
MBA

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Sipha Ndawonde
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with FarmTrace.

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Tatenda Nyamuda
Operator-Investor

About

Worked with Herbivore.

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Yusuf A. Shaikh
Operator-Investor

About

Yusuf is a former management consultant with experience across the energy, automotive and public sector industries.

He worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Johannesburg office covering different practice areas across a diverse range of clients in the public and private sector. Key cases include: Corporate strategy within energy, investment due diligence within automotive and pricing optimisation for a B2B company.

Yusuf has a keen interest within the investments and consulting space, and is passionate about helping identify and grow the next great African companies.

Education

University of Cape Town
B.Bus.Sci (Finance with Accounting)

Interested in joining our team?