Vhonani Mufamadi – Chairman of the Tiso Foundation
BA LLB (University of Witwatersrand)
Vhonani is the founder and chief executive officer of Muvoni Technology Group Limited (formerly Ideco Technology Group Limited) – a black owned technology business specialising in security and forensic solutions. An admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Vhonani also serves on the boards of some leading South African corporations and philanthropic organisations.
Nkululeko is the Chairman of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) a leading South African Investment holding company with significant interests in the media, financial services and resources sectors. KTH was formed in July 2011 following the merger of two leading black owned investment firms, Kagiso Trust Investments and Tiso Group with combined gross assets of R15 Billion.
Nkululeko was the Executive Chairman and co-founder of the Tiso Group which was formed in 2001 and grew to a multi-billion rand investment company at the time of the merger.
He is currently a director of JSE listed Grinrod Ltd and MTN Group Ltd, he also serves as a non-executive director at Vanguard Group Limited (Ghana) and Tiso Blackstar Group SE (united Kingdom). He is also Chairman of Idwala Industrial Holdings (Pty) Limited.
Nkululeko also serves on a number of not for profit organisations. He is co-founder trustee of the Tiso Foundation, Chairman of the Homeloan Guarantee Company and Housing for HIV Foundation based in Washington D.C.
David is Chairman of Tiso Investment Holdings and Tiso Blackstar Group SE (UK). He is a former group managing director and co-founder of Tiso Group. He has also previously held executive positions as Director in Chase Manhattan Limited, London; Head, Chase Manhattan Bank, Southern Africa; Executive Director, Robert Fleming Holdings South Africa; and Head Africa Corporate Finance, J.P. Morgan Chase.
In addition to TIH and Tiso Blackstar SE, he currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of KTH, Tiso Blackstar Group Proprietary Limited, Nedbank Group Limited, Nedbank Limited and Vanguard Group Limited (Ghana) and he is the Chairman of KTH Investment and Valuation Committee.
His experience spans almost 30 years in executive management and investment banking, and includes principle investing, corporate and project finance advisory work, debt capital raising, and financial derivatives in a number of countries, predominantly in Africa and Europe. He has also served on the boards of a number of South African, Nigerian and Ghanaian companies. He is a founder trustee of the Tiso Foundation, and a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. David holds a BSc (Econs) Hons (London School of Economics) and diplôme unilingue de langue et Civilisation (La Sorbonne, Université de Paris).
Safeera Mayet is a Director at the Tiso BlackStar Group and was previously the Group Head of Legal Services as well as Company Secretary of KTH. She completed her articles of clerkship with Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti & Partners (TWB) in Johannesburg and was admitted as an Attorney in 2005. She became a partner of TWB in 2008, where she specialized in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions as well as competition law. Safeera joined the Tiso Group in 2009 as the Head of Legal Services and Governance. She holds a BCom and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
General Manager for Investments for the Foundation
Michelle Kimmie is the General Manager for Investments for the Foundation. She is the former General Manager of the Foundation and former Head of Transaction Management at Tiso Group (Proprietary) Limited. She holds positions as trustee in the following: Tiso Foundation, The AECI Community Education and Development Trust, Tiso AEL Development Trust, The Aveng Empowerment Trust, and Eris Property Group Employee Share Trust. Michelle holds a Higher Diploma in Taxation which she obtained through the Rand Afrikaans University and a BCom degree through the University of South Africa.
General Manager Programmes
Bridget formally began her career at Anglo American South Africa as a Communications Officer. After which she moved to Tshikululu Social Investments, a corporate social investment fund management company, to manage the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund. With a broad knowledge and understanding of the corporate social responsibility and the development sector, Bridget made the move to the Tiso Foundation in 2009, joining as the Programmes Manager as was appointed General Manager of Programmes in January 2014. She holds a BA (Corp Comms) Honours degree from the University of Johannesburg.