We are an investment team of experienced, alternative thinking, financial services specialists who actively partner and empower smart, industry-changing financial services entrepreneurs. We have been fortunate to work with South Africa’s top financial services companies and are excited and focused on developing the next generation in financial services.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
B.Com (Law), LLB, LLM, CFA
Herman is the CEO of RMB Holdings and RMI Holdings, having joined the companies in April 2014. Prior to his current role he was CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa (2006-2013) and Head of Corporate Finance at Rand Merchant Bank (2000-2006). Herman is a non-executive director of Discovery Limited, FirstRand Limited, Hastings plc, OUTsurance Limited and Merchant Capital Limited.
He also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Johannesburg, is the Chairman of Endeavor South Africa and a director of Business and Arts South Africa. Previously he served eight years as a trustee of the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation.
SENIOR INVESTMENT EXECUTIVE
B.Com.(Finance and Economics); CFA
Lisa joined RMI in 2014. Before that, she was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, starting as an Assistant Research Analyst in the top rated Equity Research and Sales team assisting in Economics Research and macro and micro-economic strategy.
Following her time in research she joined the South African Corporate Finance team where she was involved in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, with specific experience in advising South African financial institutions. Lisa has advised on some of the landmark transactions in the South African banking and insurance sectors
SENIOR INVESTMENT EXECUTIVE
B.Bus.Sci; M.Sc (Finance)
Dominique has an entrepreneurial background and was one of the founding members of TYME, a South African based technology company that designed, built and operated digital banking ecosystems.
TYME was sold to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) in early 2015. Prior to this, Dominique’s career spanned both banking and management consulting at Standard Bank Group and McKinsey & Company. She has extensive international experience having worked throughout Africa, Russia, and Turkey and was based in both Brussels and London.
B.Bus.Sci (Hons), CA (SA)
Nimalan joined RMI in 2016 and was previously a senior analyst in the private equity division of RisCura, where he was involved in some of Africa’s largest off-market transactions.
Prior to RisCura, Nimalan was at Investec, where he spent three years in asset management and specialist banking divisions based in London, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
B.Sc.(Hons.); B.Com; M.Com; CFA
Ekerete’s background is in private equity and investment banking, having been at Standard Bank and private equity houses LeapFrog Investments and Phatisa. In his prior experience, he invested in financial services and real estate assets across the African continent.