Former GNU Advisor To Head Renaissance's African Arm

A Zimbabwean national, Ndebele was an advisor to the inclusive government on economic issues.

“Nothando’s experience and knowledge of the SSA markets, combined with her asset management experience, as well as her involvement with economic policy advisory, form a solid base from which she will develop and expand Renaissance Capital’s SSA research product offering to service our growing client base in this part of the investment universe,” said David Nangle, Head of Equity Research at Renaissance Capital.

Ndebele brings 13 years of experience in financial services, combining work in asset management, private equity and as a sell-side analyst.

She began her career on Deutsche Bank’s equity research team in Johannesburg and at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London, later joining Investec Asset Managers in Cape Town. She was a founding member and partner of Afena Capital, a firm that offers specialist equity and balanced portfolios serving the South African institutional market. Most recently she served as a senior investment officer at Africap Microfinance Investment Company, in Johannesburg.

Ndebele’s appointment also represents a further expansion of the firm’s award-winning emerging and frontier markets research franchise, and its commitment to key growth markets in Africa.

Ndebele’s curriculum vita is top drawer: a CFA Charter Holder, with an MBA from Said Business School, at the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.