Chris DerksenPartner at Venturen
Business building partner, sustainable business platforms in healthy industries (Prime Real Estate and Tourism via 12Cape and Latitude Aparthotels, Logistics, Food, Health and Fitness, and Scientific Validation and Analytics). Former Positions: Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. As Head of Frontier and Emerging Markets, co-founder and leadership of various institutional Public Equity and Alternative Investment strategies including a leading Pan African Real Estate Fund (now Sango Capital, with IFC and Growthpoint), Private Equity and Special Situations at Investec Asset Management (now Ninety One). Education: B.Comm. (Mathematics), Stellenbosch University. B.Sc.(hons), University of Cape Town. M.A. (Economics) University of Cambridge. Other: Until 2022, Founding chair of the University of Cape Town Private Equity Advisory Committee with a remit to commercialise and fund IP and Spin Outs from the University, and the Badawi Scholarship Trust Fund.