Merafe Moloto

Founder & CEO of Moloto Capital Investments

Merafe is the Founder & CEO of Moloto Capital Investments (Moloto), a permanent capital Black Industrialist investment company. Moloto is an activist investor in its core industries of focus including agri-business, FMCG, manufacturing and corporate & industrial services.

The company aims to take super minority (more than 30%), or control stakes as a Black control shareholder in South African domiciled companies. Merafe is also actively involved in the fundraising market across industries and geographies. Born and raised in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, Merafe is a dynamic young entrepreneur and private equity financier with two decades of proven success working in leading financial institutions. Her investment and management skills were developed from appointments at Goldman Sachs (New York), Merrill Lynch (New York), Standard Bank (Johannesburg), Motseng Investment Holdings (Johannesburg) and most recently as a Director of One Thousand & One Voices, a sub-Saharan middle market private equity firm. Merafe has a passion for partnership alongside management teams, driving business development and elevating the governance & growth profile of partner

companies. Over the past 20 years, Merafe has tenured on several boards as a Director. These include the non-profit, company and SPV off-balance
sheet listed verticals. She was mostly recently the Chairperson of Alt Capital Partners, which raised R1.3BN during her tenure as the Chair.
Merafe holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Swarthmore College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. 

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