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PEOPLE AND PARTNERS

  • Erwin-Bouland

    Erwin Bouland

    Joint Managing Director – member of Management Team

    Erwin-Bouland

    Erwin Bouland

    Joint Managing Director – member of Management Team



    Prior to establishing UFF African Agri Investments, Erwin founded one of South Africa’s most successful fruit growing and exporting businesses. He also played a pivotal role in the acquisition and setting up of more than 20 farms throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Erwin is both a visionary and a hands-on manager, particularly strong in acquisition and the turn-around of industrial scale farms in Africa. CLOSE
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  • Duncan-Vink

    Duncan Vink

    Joint Managing Director – member of Management Team

    Duncan-Vink

    Duncan Vink

    Joint Managing Director – member of Management Team



    As one of the co-founders of UFF African Agri Investments, Duncan started his career as finance manager of Botho-Ubuntu Foods in Johannesburg. With an Msc in Investment Management and as a Chartered Financial Analyst, he has worked for international corporate and commercial institutions including being an investment manager at the Dutch Development Bank FMO. CLOSE
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  • Mine-van-Wyk

    Miné van Wyk

    Chief Financial Officer – member of Management Team

    Mine-van-Wyk

    Miné van Wyk

    Chief Financial Officer – member of Management Team



    Miné is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in the southern African agriculture industry. A co-founder of UFF African Agri Investments, she is responsible for investment due diligence, setting up the financial function of the procurement and logistical service of UFF. Miné is particularly strong in due diligence of farming enterprises and benchmarking of farming operations. She has been involved in Greenfield development, acquisition and turn-around of over 20 farms. CLOSE
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  • Theo-van-der-Veen

    Theo van der Veen

    Business Development

    Theo-van-der-Veen

    Theo van der Veen

    Business Development



    Theo has been in the fresh produce trading and distribution worldwide since 1984. He is responsible for the relationship management with agricultural operators from UFF African Agri Investments’ regional office in the Netherlands. He brings a wealth of experience in this industry that adds value, in particular, to the audit of the commodity flows from all the farm operators that the Fund partners with.     CLOSE
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  • Hang-Wah-Man

    Hang-Wah Man

    Investments

    Hang-Wah-Man

    Hang-Wah Man

    Investments



    Hang-Wah’ s role in the investment research field enables our involvement in innovative projects.  He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and spent most of his career in structuring, executing and monitoring of private equity transactions in South East Asia and Southern Africa. He worked for several private equity firms since 1992, with a focus on emerging markets. In recent years Hang-Wah advised Chinese investors in deploying capital abroad, notably in Southern Africa. CLOSE
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  • AndreBotha

    Andre Botha

    Senior Agronomist

    AndreBotha

    Andre Botha

    Senior Agronomist



    Andre is an agri-expert with 25 years’ experience and expertise in soil conservation, sub-surface drainage, irrigation, farmland potential evaluation and citiculture. He has 15 years of employment with the South African Department of Agriculture in Port Elizabeth. Within UFF African Agri Investments Andre’s strength is the wealth of operational knowledge of the farms. CLOSE
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  • Dafne-Nienhuys

    Dafne Nienhuys

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    Dafne-Nienhuys

    Dafne Nienhuys

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)



    With over 15 years’ worldwide experience in ground breaking social accountability and development projects, Dafne is a qualified registered social systems auditor. She has been active in the fresh produce industry since 1999. At UFF African Agri Investments she monitors social responsibility issues around each of the funds’ investments and coordinates the ESG assessments at farm level. CLOSE
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  • Andries-Debeila

    Andries Debeila

    Analyst

    Andries-Debeila

    Andries Debeila

    Analyst



    As a senior analyst Andries is responsible for investment analysis, preparing investment proposals and assisting in transaction execution. He brings to the team varied knowledge, including risk management and financing in agricultural environments. Andries spent 10 years in the Northern Cape province with Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s top four banks. He joined the bank’s agri-business banking team as an agricultural designate and thereafter as a senior agricultural specialist. He has extensive knowledge in a number of agricultural enterprises, being an agricultural economist by training, with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Agricultural Economics. CLOSE
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  • Larissa Brijlal

    Larissa Brijlal, CFA

    Analyst

    Larissa Brijlal

    Larissa Brijlal, CFA

    Analyst



    Larissa is a Charted Financial Analyst and has been involved in the alternatives investment industry for more than five years. At UFF African Agri Investments she is responsible for assisting in the origination of investments and due diligence process, preparing financial models, market and credit analysis and monitoring the performance of investments. She gained a Bachelor of Business Science Finance from the University of Cape Town. Her career started at Old Mutual Investment Group working in the operations team within the Alternative Investments boutique. Larissa’s background enables her to bring extensive knowledge of asset management.  CLOSE
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  • Mbali-Dayel

    Mbali Dayel

    Analyst

    Mbali-Dayel

    Mbali Dayel

    Analyst



    Mbali is a University of Cape Town (UCT) graduate, currently pursuing her BCom Honours degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management through UCT.  Her role in the team involves assisting with deal origination, performing due diligence as well as market and credit analysis. Mbali is also responsible for preparing and presenting financial models and investment proposals. Having begun her career at UFF African Agri Investments as an intern in October 2014, Mbali is passionate about African development.   CLOSE
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  • Masibulele-Nocanda

    Masibulele Nocanda

    Accountant

    Masibulele-Nocanda

    Masibulele Nocanda

    Accountant



    Masibulele is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having obtained his BCom (Management Accounting) degree from Stellenbosch University and his BCompt Accounting Sciences (Honours) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He completed his articles at PKF (Cape Town) Inc (Grant Thornton). His responsibilities at UFF African Agri Investments are to provide investment support across the entire investment process, as well as assuming the financial reporting responsibilities of the respective fund investments. CLOSE
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  • Shaun-Williams

    Shaun Williams

    Accountant

    Shaun-Williams

    Shaun Williams

    Accountant



    Shaun handles the farms administrative requirements and support. Having completed his BCom (Business Management) through UNISA, Shaun worked within management accountant functions in London for four years. On returning to South Africa, he worked as a property management accountant for six years before joining UFF Agri Asset Management. CLOSE
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  • Nadia-Sage

    Nadia Sage

    Senior Bookkeeper/Assistant to the Chartered Accountants

    Nadia-Sage

    Nadia Sage

    Senior Bookkeeper/Assistant to the Chartered Accountants



    Nadia is the Multiple Foreign Currency Senior Bookkeeper/ Assistant to Chartered Accountants. She has 27 years of accounting experience in various industries, such as dental medical accounts, the import and export fabric industry, hospitality, property, farming and management companies. At UFF African Agri Investments she is responsible for various South African and Mauritius companies. She does full function preparation from cashbooks to trial balance for management accounts and preparation for auditors. She is also responsible for all statutory returns. Nadia has a certificate in Basics Financial Management from the University of Cape Town and a Financial Accounting and Bookkeeper Diploma from Varsity College. Her 10 years of experience within UFF African Agri Investments enables her to bring extensive institutional knowledge to our operations. CLOSE
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  • Nuraan-Manuel

    Nuraan Manuel

    Executive Personal Assistant/Office Support

    Nuraan-Manuel

    Nuraan Manuel

    Executive Personal Assistant/Office Support



    Nuraan joined UFF African Agri Investments in 2014. As a member of the team she assists the Management Team, is responsible for ensuring the smooth daily running of the office and also provides support to the ESG and Marketing functions. Prior to joining UFF African Agri Investments Nuraan was the executive assistant to the Managing Director of Mergence Investment Managers for over six years. Her background and experience in the financial services industry enables her to bring her all-round administrative skills to the fore.

     

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  • Carmen-Gysman-Buys

    Carmen Gysman-Buys

    Financial Accountant

    Carmen-Gysman-Buys

    Carmen Gysman-Buys

    Financial Accountant

    • UFF


    Carmen joined UFF Agri Asset Management in November 2015 as a Financial Accountant in the finance team. Carmen is an innovative and driven accounting professional with 12 years’ experience in the accounting industry. She completed her BCom (Acc) degree in 2000 and continued to complete her statutory articles. As a member of the team, Carmen manages the financial reporting and budgeting requirements as well liaising with the relevant service providers and stakeholders. Her core competencies are Management Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting, Internal Controls, Procedures, Variance Analysis, Consolidations and Annual Financial Statements. Carmen also owns her own accounting and business solutions firm, Axiom Accounting and Financial Services.

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OUR PARTNERS

UFF Agri Asset Management is strategically aligned with specialist partners who ensure a solid investment process by providing access to greater resources and networks. Our partners are an important part of the network that makes us the logical first choice for agri-investing in Africa.

Old Mutual Investment Group is our strategic partner in agri-investments. Established in 1845 in South Africa, Old Mutual is a FTSE100 listed company and Africa’s largest financial services group with over USD500 billion of assets under management.

Our partner and shareholder Futuregrowth Asset Management is one of the specialised boutiques within the Old Mutual Investment Group and manages clients’ assets of around USD10 billion. Futuregrowth have developed one of the largest, most experienced teams of investment professionals in the fixed interest and socially responsible investment arena. We formed our partnership with them to offer investment opportunities for our clients that deliver a high social impact to rural communities.