AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Hale is the co-founder of Kleoss Capital and its Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of Kleoss Capital and the Fund’s performance. This includes, inter alia, assisting the team with deal origination and execution, engagement with portfolio companies to drive the Fund’s value creation strategies and engagement with the Fund’s investors.
Prior to co-founding Kleoss Capital, Hale had over fifteen years work experience with twelve of those years in investment banking and the residual three in audit practice. He spent four and a half years at JPMorgan Chase (in the New York and Johannesburg offices) and seven years at Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited in Johannesburg as part of the executive committee of the corporate finance team. Prior to joining JPMorgan he had a brief stint at Investec.
Before embarking on his investment banking career, Hale completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a CA (SA).