Dalein van Zyl
Dalein van Zyl completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering at Stellenbosch University. Following this he joined Boart Longyear, a subsidiary of Anglo American at the time, where he worked in technical sales. For a year he was based in Santiago, Chile, but returned to South Africa to head up the North and South American sales function.
In 2000, Dalein joined Rand Merchant Bank in their 'Class of' programme where he gained exposure in various divisions, including Corporate Finance. He worked on a number of transactions, including a number of large deals in the natural resources sector. In 2002, Dalein left RMB to pursue an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts. After completing his MBA in 2004, Dalein joined The Boston Consulting Group in their New York office where he worked on various strategy projects, particularly in the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.
He returned to South Africa in 2007 and joined the Metier team where he has been actively involved in numerous investment opportunities including taking responsibility for the growth of Surgical Innovations and the repositioning and turnaround of Vox Telecom. Dalein is a director of Metier and a principal in the Capital Growth Funds, and is responsible for structuring and developing the analyst programme for skills transfer and research support. His coverage includes healthcare, information technology, resources and East African opportunities.