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Herman Marais
Managing Partner & Co-Founder at EXEO Capital


Herman has been instrumental in developing and promoting EXEO Capital. In leading the EXEO team, Herman is responsible for the team’s portfolio of 12 investments (8 in Fund I & 4 in Fund II) in the food and agribusiness sector across six sub-Saharan countries.

Herman is a former partner of Deloitte and has twenty-five years of professional experience in management and investment services as well as corporate restructuring and performance improvement. During his prior career, he led several engagements in the agri-sector, including for former co-operatives and commercial farming operations. His previous engagement mandates originated from prominent entities including Sanlam Private Equity, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Sasfin Private Equity and Venfin. Herman has held several directorships and spent a prior career phase in small business financing and development.

He holds a B.Comm and an L.L.B degree.

Agenda Sessions

  • Closing the perception gap