Chairman

Vassi Naidoo

Chairman

BCom (Acc) (Univ. of Natal, PMB), CA(SA)

Vassi spent his working career with Deloitte and was appointed as CEO of Deloitte Southern Africa in 1998 and chairman of the Africa Board in 2004. He retired from Deloitte in November 2014 after 37 years with the firm.

During his tenure at Deloitte he worked in Africa, Europe, Russia and India, including serving as member of the Global Board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (until 2006), member of the Global Executive of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (until 2011), member of the Deloitte UK Executive (from 2006 until 2009) and as vice chairman of Deloitte UK (from 2009 until 2014).

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Directors

Bronwyn Corbett

Non-Executive Director

BCom (Acc) (Univ. of Natal, PMB), CA(SA)

Bronwyn is the current CEO of Grit Real Estate Income Group (Grit), the largest pan African focused real estate group listed on the main markets of the London Stock Exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and in Mauritius.

She is a founder member and served as non-executive director on the board of Grit where she played a significant role in the listing and conversion of the Group to its current pan-African focus, underpinned by dollar based leases.

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V.Shankar

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Physics) (Loyola College); MBA (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore)

Prior to Gateway Partners, Shankar was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. He joined Standard Chartered in 2001 as Group Head of Corporate Finance before being appointed Group Head of Origination and Client Coverage in 2007. Before joining Standard Chartered, Shankar worked at the Bank of America for 19 years.

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Huda Al Lawati

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Neuroscience); BA (Hons) (Business Economics) from Brown University.

Huda Al Lawati’s career has spanned 18 years in private equity and investments across emerging markets.
As Partner at Gateway Partners Group she is a member of the Investment Committee and leads deal origination, execution and portfolio management in the Middle East and Africa regions. Prior to Gateway Miss Al Lawati was Chief Investment Officer for Savola Group, one of the largest publicly-listed strategic investment holding groups for food & retail businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Vuyani Hako

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Town & regional planning) (institution); Business Management (Hons) [institution]; MBA (Stellenbosch University)

Vuyani has been in the property industry for more than 23 years and has worked in both the local authorities and the private sector. He is the current CEO of the Public Investment Corporation (“PIC”), the largest fund manager on the African continent (by funds under management). Of the 23 years, 15 years have been spent in executive management.

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Greg Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

MCMI, Elec Eng

Greg is a founder member of Grit Real Estate Income Group and has been instrumental in sustaining its rapid growth since inception in 2014. As Founder of Grit, Greg recognised the significant demand from multinational companies looking for quality real estate solutions in Africa and the limited supply of experienced developers to fulfil their requirements. This led to the creation of Gateway Delta Development Holdings Ltd as a development company of which Greg is a co-founder.

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