SAVCA-GIBS Foundation Programme in Private Equity 2017

Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and GIBS are proud to bring you our annual foundation course for financial professionals in the early stages of their careers in private equity.

Held every winter in Johannesburg, the course is attended by private equity practitioners, institutional investors, investor relations managers and consultants to the industry. Delegates are guided through the private equity process with real-life case studies and best practices as presented by senior private equity practitioners. A certificate will be awarded to participant in completion of the course.

Speakers confirmed to date*

  • Alex-Handrah Aime, Managing Director: ECP

  • Craig Dreyer, Chief Financial Officer: Ethos Private Equity
  • Graham Stokoe, Associate Director - Transaction Advisory Services: EY
  • Heleen Goussard, Associate: Riscura

  • John Bellew, Head of Private Equity: Bowman Gilfillan

  • John Hannig, Director Investment and Advisory Services: Metier

  • Keet van Zyl, Investment Partner: KNF Ventures

  • Lourens Campher, Specialised Finance, Investec Corporate & Institutional Banking: Investec Bank

  • Michael Rudnicki, Head of Private Equity: KPMG

  • Nabeel Laher, International Private Equity - Senior Investment Professional, Old Mutual Alternative Investments 

  • Rinolan MoodleySenior Deal Principal: Phatisa

  • Siyabonga NhlumayoPartner: Medu Capital

  • Warren van der Merwe, Chief Operating Officer: Vantage Capital

  • Tanya van Lill, Chief Executive Officer: SAVCA

*more speakers will be confirmed

Programme will be moderated by Michael Avery, Anchor on Classic Business.

Click for Programme Agenda >> SAVCA GIBS Foundation Prog in Private Equity


There will be a networking cocktail sponsored by Investec taking place after programme ends on 26 July 2017.


SAVCA members pay special conference fee of R8000/p. After you have made your booking, to send an email to Belinda on with your SAVCA membership reference number.

Non-SAVCA members will pay R9000/p.

Kindly contact us for group discount.

Dates, time and venue

25 - 26 July 2017

Registration starts: 7.30 am

Conference starts: 8.30 am

Conference ends: 4.30 pm

GIBS campus, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Sandton


If you have queries or issues pertaining to applying/​registering online, please email​​

By applying/booking your seat, you are bound by the cancellation policy stated below. Kindly adhere to terms & conditions.

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