Chief of Investment Officer and Executive Director
Date of appointment: 27 March 2017
Qualification: BA Political Science, MBA (OXON), Juris Doctrate (JD), Advocate High Court SA
Colin Clarke is currently Chairman of Benguela Global Fund managers, a South African asset management firm with both equities and fixed income products. Chairman of the Investment Committee of Sizwe Medical Fund. A member of the Board of Directors, Audit and Risk Committee as well as Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Atlatsa Group Resources a dual-listed platinum group minerals company.
Formerly Chairman of the Board of Directors for ACPI Investment Managers South Africa, a subsidiary of London based asset management firm operating in the fixed income, equities, special situations and private equities space. He has extensive experience with listed and multinational organisations including BP Amoco, the African America Institute, the National Empowerment Fund in South Africa and the Africa Regional Assistance Electoral Fund, and the Sloan Financial Groups, NAIF, both private equity funds where he served as legal counsel in the former and a partner in the later. Colin has also served as a Chief Investment Officer for Sishen Iron Ore’s Community Development Trust and He has also served as a Director for the special projects division of Lonrho Africa Plc.
Colin has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Empowerment Fund in South Africa between 2009 and 2010, where he headed the group operations as well as asset management, marketing and communications and strategy and planning. He has many years of international law, private equity and corporate finance experience with multinational organisations such as BP Amoco, where he served as legal counsel in Western Areas (acquisitions department). Colin has also held the position of Deputy Director for Trade and Investment at the African America Institute and Programme Director for the Africa Regional Assistance Electoral Fund, which was, established to assist African countries’ transition to democracy.