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Mr Anthony Siwawa - Founder and Managing Director

Regarded as a pioneer in the field of Private Equity in the region.

Prior to establishing VPB, Siwawa was a consultant with Deloitte in Johannesburg.Participated in a wide variety of consulting mandates in industry sectors which included:

  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Services
  • Forensics


Siwawa was part of a team at Deloitte that established a US Government regional private equity fund capitalized at US$100M. He later joined the fund and was involved in the conclusion of transactions in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, and Angola.

He possesses corporate finance experience with the completion of transactions in a number of areas, including:

  • Telecommunications: Responsible for the first sizeable buy-in of Botswana’s largest mobile operator
  • Financial services, where he was involved in acquisitive expansions
  • Real estate
  • Supply Chain Management



Siwawa's credentials include:

  • Computer Science graduate from Aston University Birmingham (UK)
  • Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA, UK) 
  • MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • A board director in a number of companies
  • A director of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA)and the South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA).