Ms Hlengiwe Makhathini [Divisional Executive: Venture Capital & Corporate Finance]

Ms Makhathini is a qualifi ed Chartered Accountant. She worked in various divisions at Investec Bank Limited as part of her articles but spent most of her time in Internal Audit, Finance and Treasury. After completing her articles, Ms Makhathini joined Standard Bank Retail Division as a management accountant for the Business Operations Division.

Ms Makhathini is currently a Divisional Executive: Venture Capital and Corporate Finance at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), a position she was appointed to on 1 April 2011. She joined the NEF in October 2005 as an Investment Associate where she was involved in funding various black businesses and entrepreneurs. In 2006 Ms Makhathini was appointed to head the Pre Investment Unit which was a new department. She ran this department successfully and in 2009 she was appointed to head the uMnotho Fund which currently has a portfolio of close to R2 billion. Ms Makhathini is a Director of Air Traffic and Navigation Services, appointed by the
Cabinet in 2012, and also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of the same company.

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