Chief Investment Officer: WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited (“WDBIH”)
Nicola joined WDBIH in April 2005. Her career started at RMB Fund Managers in 1995 with the direct investment team. She then joined HSBC Simpson McKie’s Equity Capital markets team in 1997. In 2000 she joined African Harvest (now Vunani) Capital’s corporate finance team.
Her role at WDBIH includes origination, negotiation, structuring and capital raising for on balance sheet investments (both listed and unlisted) and playing a strategic role in investee company relationships e.g. Board seats. She has lead transactions such as the Discovery BEE transaction, the Bidvest/Dinatla refinancing, FirstRand Empowerment Trust refinancing and subsequent vesting, Assupol Life BEE transaction and a R500 million WDBIH capital raising.
Her directorships include Wesbank Advisory Board (division of FirstRand Bank Limited), Assupol Life, Assupol Holdings Limited and Algoa FM.
Nicola’s qualifications include: (B.Com, H.Dip Tax, PDM – (Bus. Admin.), CFA.)