Mohammed Saliem Fakir
Current Position: Executive Director at the African Climate Foundation.
Previous Positions: Head of the Policy & Futures Unit at the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa. Senior lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning and associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy at the University of Stellenbosch. Director of the World Conservation Union South Africa (IUCN-SA). Manager for the Natural Resources and Management Unit at the Land and Agriculture Policy Center.
Services and boards: Inspired Evolution One – a private equity fund for clean technology.
Qualifications: B.Sc. Honours (Molecular Biology) (WITS), M.Sc. (Environmental Science) (Wye College London), Senior Executive Management course at Harvard University.
Hlompho Vuyo Ntoi
Current Position: Co-Managing Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”)
Previous Positions: Prior to moving into the Co-Managing Director role in August 2020, Vuyo was the Co-Portfolio Manager of the IDEAS Managed Fund. Prior to joining AIIM in 2003, Vuyo was an investment analyst and strategist in the Research and Investment Management team at ipac South Africa, an investment management and consulting company that was then within the Brait Group
Services and boards: Vuyo holds a number of directorships, including positions on the boards of some of AIIM’s portfolio companies. He is also a Trustee of the Africa Infrastructure Developers Association (AFiDA) and a board member of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA). Vuyo is a Director on the AIIM Board and is a member of the Executive Committee, while also serving as a member of the Investment Committees of AIIF2, AIIF3 and the IDEAS Managed Fund
Qualifications: Vuyo holds a B.Com Honours degree from the University of Cape Town, an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and MBA from IESE Business School.
Heather Joan Sonn
Current Position: Managing Director of Gamiro Investment Holdings
Previous Positions: Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch, in New York. Deputy CEO of Wipcapital. Senior Executive of Barclays.
Services and boards: Reinsurance Group of America. Esor Limited. Foodbank.
Qualifications: Liberal Arts Degree (Smith College), Master of Science in International Affairs- Business (Georgetown University).
Current Position: Chief Executive Officer - GreenCape
Previous Positions: SEZ project executive - GreenCape, SAREBI chairman
Services and boards: International Cleantech Network chairman
Qualifications: BBusSci (UCT); Masters in development finance (UCT GSB)
Current Position: Public Law partner at Webber Wentzel law firm
Previous Positions: Prior to the merger between Webber Wentzel and Mallinicks Inc., Michael was the head of Mallinicks. After the merger, he headed the Public Law team for nine years. In the long ago past, Michael was an assistant lecturer at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a research officer at two organisations.
Services and boards: Michael serves on the boards of two philanthropy organisations, The Vuleka Trust and The Tom Queba Memorial Fund Trust. He also serves on the board of Ndifuna Ukwazi, an activist organisation and law centre, and he serves on the board of a family trust. In the past he served three terms on the board of the World Law Group.
Qualifications: Michael holds a BA Honours degree, LLB and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Tax Law, all from UCT. He also holds a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Pretoria.