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Management Team

Tana is managed by a team with many years of Africa-specific experience in private equity, senior roles at operating companies, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, merger integration and transaction services.

Duncan Randall

Duncan Randall – Managing Director, Johannesburg

Duncan is a Managing Director of Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Africa Holdings, an investment fund of E. Oppenheimer & Son. Prior to this, Duncan established a private equity firm in South Africa, then designed, raised finance for, and launched two successful funds specialising in growth and buyout financing. He was also a McKinsey & Company Consultant in the Johannesburg office, with extensive work in Africa across fast moving consumer goods and other sectors. Duncan holds a Bachelor's degree in African Politics from the University of Witwatersrand, and a DPhil Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Fabrice Ndjodo

Fabrice Ndjodo – Managing Director, Abidjan

Fabrice is a Managing Director at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an Executive Director of Liquid Africa, a financial advisory firm focused on raising capital in Sub Saharan Africa. He also worked as a sell-side Research Analyst for Macquarie First South Securities, where he was ranked the second top Diversified Industrial Analyst in South Africa. Prior to this, he was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Division of Macquarie USA in New York, and served as an Investment Analyst for IFC in Washington, DC, focusing on projects in Europe, South America and Africa. Fabrice holds a MSc in Finance and International Management from HEC Paris, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Pieter Cilliers

Pieter Cilliers – Principal, Johannesburg

Pieter is a Principal at Tana Africa Capital. Prior to Tana, he was a Principal at Bain & Company in Brazil, where he led projects in the private equity, FMCG, education and healthcare sectors. He also worked as a Vice President at Hancock Park Associates, a Los Angeles based private equity fund focused on US mid-cap buyouts. Previously he was a Manager at Deloitte’s M&A Group in San Francisco. Pieter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, an MBA from INSEAD, a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute, and is a certified Chartered Accountant in South Africa.

Ben Munda

Ben Munda – Vice President, Johannesburg

Ben is a Vice President at Tana Africa Capital. Prior to Tana, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at Credit Suisse Private Equity in New York, where he made growth equity investments across several sectors, and analysed investments into private equity funds. Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Chemistry from Swarthmore College (USA), an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute.

Robert Leke

Robert Leke – Vice President, Johannesburg

Robert is a Vice President at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, Robert was an Investment Analyst in the South Africa office of TransCentury Limited, a Kenya-based investment firm. Robert began his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company in New York and Dubai. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kwabena Bucknor

Kwabena Bucknor – Senior Associate, Abidjan

Kwabena is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an Associate in the Corporate Finance M&A division at Standard Bank in Johannesburg. Prior to this, he worked as an Analyst in Global Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in New York. Kwabena holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from Cornell University (USA).

Nicolas Hindi

Nicolas Hindi – Senior Associate, Johannesburg

Nicolas is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he was an analyst in the M&A Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank in London, where he was involved in major mergers, acquisitions and rights issues of banks, insurers and asset managers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nicolas holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Finance from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).

Arthur Engotto

Arthur Engotto – Senior Associate, Abidjan

Arthur is a Senior Associate at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Rothschild & Co in Paris, where he was involved in several transactions spanning M&A, Debt and Equity advisory for major clients (large capitalisation companies and private equity funds) across various industries. Prior to this, he worked in the Audit and Transaction Services departments of KPMG in Paris and in the Investment Banking division of Oddo & Cie. Arthur holds a Maîtrise in Accounting from Catholic University of Central Africa and a Master's degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris.

Daria Katemauswa

Daria Katemauswa – Chief Financial Officer, Johannesburg

Daria is the Chief Financial Officer of Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she was a Senior Manager of Transaction Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she also served as a Senior Associate for Audit. Daria holds a BCompt (Hons) from the University of South Africa and is a certified Chartered Accountant in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Yolande Kouassi

Yolande Kouassi – Chief Financial Officer, Abidjan

Yolande is the Chief Financial Officer of Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Agro West Africa in Abidjan. Prior to that she worked as the Chief Financial Officer of IRES in Abidjan. She began her career as Financial Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Abidjan. Yolande is graduated from ESC Nice.

Rosy Tsotsotso

Rosy Tsotsotso – Executive Assistant, Johannesburg

Rosy Tsotsotso in an Executive Assistant at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she worked in the office of the Managing Director for CNBC Africa, the global television broadcaster. Prior to that, Rosy worked in administration for Cricket South Africa and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Lynda Kouawo

Lynda Kouawo – Executive Assistant, Abidjan

Lynda is an Executive Assistant at Tana Africa Capital. Previously, she worked at Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to that, Linda worked as Executive Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Abidjan.