David Kwame Tandoh Adomakoh
David Adomakoh is the Chairman of TIH, a co-founder of Tiso Group and served as its Group Managing Director. He is a former Director of Chase Manhattan Limited, London; Head of the Chase Manhattan Bank, Southern Africa; Executive Director of Robert Fleming Holdings South Africa Limited; and Head of Africa Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Johannesburg branch. He currently serves as a nonexecutive director of KTH, and Chairman of its Investment and Valuation Committee. David serves as a non-executive director of Nedbank Group Limited and Vanguard Group Limited (Ghana). His experience spans 25 years in executive management and investment banking, and includes principal investing, corporate and project finance advisory work, debt capital raising, and financial derivatives in a number of countries, predominantly in Africa and Europe. He has also served on the boards of a number of South African, Nigerian and Ghanaian companies. He is a founder trustee of The Tiso Foundation, and a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. David holds a BSc (Econs) Hons (London School of Economics) and Diplôme de Langue et de Civilisation (La Sorbonne, Université de Paris).
John Broadhurst Mills
John Mills, a qualified solicitor, is currently a director of Maitland Luxembourg SA and certain Luxembourg and ISE listed investment funds. For the past eight years, he was, and he continues to be a director and a principal in the Maitland Group and a number of other companies. He has had extensive experience in advising clients in the structuring and exiting of private equity investments, through both onshore and offshore vehicles.
Nkululeko Leonard Sowazi
Nkululeko Sowazi is the Chairman of KTH, a leading South African Investment holding company with significant interests in the media, financial services and resources sectors. KTH was formed in July 2011 following the merger of two leading black owned investment firms, KTI and Tiso Group with combined gross assets of R15 billion. Nkululeko was the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Tiso Group which was formed in 2001 and grew to a multi-billion rand investment company by the time the merger was concluded. He is currently a non-executive director of the JSE listed companies Grindrod Limited and Litha Healthcare Group Limited. He serves as a non-executive director of Actom Holdings Proprietary Limited and Idwala Industrial Holdings Proprietary Limited. Nkululeko also serves on a number of not for profit organizations. He is a founder trustee of Tiso Foundation, Chairman of the Homeloan Guarantee Company and Housing for HIV Foundation based in Washington D.C. He serves on the board of governors of Michaelhouse College and is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International award. He holds a BA degree in economics and a MA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Andrew David Bonamour
Andrew Bonamour is the founder of Blackstar (now named Tiso Blackstar) and a director of Tiso Blackstar SA and TMG. Andrew previously worked at Brait SA Limited (“Brait”) where he held positions in investment banking, principal investment divisions and corporate finance. At Brait, Andrew originated and played a lead role in a variety of transactions ranging from leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, capital replacements and restructurings. Andrew has an in depth knowledge of, and experience in, corporate finance, private equity and investment banking. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Andrew is also a director of several listed and unlisted companies.
Marcel Ernzer is an independent consultant within the financial sector. He was an auditor and later a consultant with Price Waterhouse Luxembourg from 1982 to 1986. From 1987 to 1996, he was responsible for setting-up and managing Unico Financial Services, a PSF in Luxembourg, owned by Credit Agricole, DZ Bank, Rabobank, RZB Austria, Cera Bank (later KBC) and Okobank. He is currently a director of Insinger de Beaufort Holdings S.A., Camera di Commercio Italo-Lussemburghese, Pro Fonds (Lux) Sicav and certain family owned commercial companies including Tetrabat, Taxirent and FAS. Over the previous years he was a director of several financial services companies including Corporate Management Services owned by Commercial Union, EEK Invest owned by Evangelische Kreditgenossenschaft, Piac owned by RZB Austria, UKB owned by Kokusai Securities and Witherthur Financial Services owned by Winterthur. He was also a director of several investment funds and was serving on the board of ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry until 1998.
Richard Thomson Wight
Richard Thomson Wight has over 30 years experience in financial services. He started his career trading fixed income for Kidder Peabody, Bank of America and S.G Warburg, before running capital protected funds for Credit Suisse Private Bank and traded futures and equities for a privately held hedge fund. He resides in Malta, holds both American and Maltese citizenship and acts as the local non-executive director and investment committee member for several Malta-based financial entities. He is a graduate of Cornell University.
Harishkumar Kantilal Mehta
Harishkumar Kantilal Mehta (Harish Mehta) was instrumental in the expansion of Uniprint, which was founded over 90 years ago, to 60 times its original size. Uniprint was acquired by Avusa, now Times Media Group Proprietary Limited, in 2010. Harish is non-executive chairman of Tiso Blackstar’s wholly owned subsidiary Times Media Group Proprietary Limited, Cibapac Proprietary Limited and Wasteman Holdings Proprietary Limited and is a non-executive director of Spar Limited and Redefine Income Fund Limited. In addition he is a member of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Board of FNB and the Durban Country Club Trust and many other community organisations. He holds a Diploma in Printing Technology (Leeds, UK), BSc Industrial Engineering (University of Wisconsin, USA), MBA (University of Wisconsin, USA). He is currently executive chairman and CEO of Clearwater Capital, a family fund.