One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to both financing and experience. My career, which has moved from fruit to future-focused funding, is a testament to that philosophy.
I started at Accenture before spending 11 years at Rand Merchant Bank working in several roles across Private Equity, Treasury, RMB’s strategy for Africa, and Commodities Trading. In 2008, I founded the largest pomegranate producer in South Africa.
I combined my experience from investment banking and agricultural production, with the extensive networks built up during my career, to start Geddes Capital.
Having been the founder of a South African SME in the agriculture industry, I understand the challenges these businesses face. These include the high cost of running a business and excessive red tape, as well as access to markets, financing and technical knowledge.
I started Geddes Capital with a clear goal to support South African SMEs in facing and conquering these challenges with creative and future-focussed funding. These businesses play an important role in our local economy, including providing employment opportunities.
Treating each business individually is extremely important to me. At Geddes Capital, we consider each application in its own right, taking into account the company’s growth trajectory. As a result, SMEs are able to make the most of present opportunities and move closer to achieving the future they deserve.