Kgosi Diphokwane

My Story

I have been a generalist for as long as I can remember, with a genuine interest in knowing more about everything.

I joined Sanari Capital because Sanari’s purpose-based approach is quite unique and very appealing. Being in private equity for its own sake would undoubtedly still be exciting but working with enterprises whilst having an impact lens makes it a truly thrilling adventure – I like that!

I look for a demonstrated history of passion and commitment to a business area/market, an understanding of the broader landscape and one’s role in it and; lastly, an unwavering desire to win.

I add value to the companies I invest in by questioning the “this is how it’s always been done” narrative. Being part of the first cohort of post-millennials to join the formal workforce means that my approach to doing things is slightly different (well at least that’s what science says).

My passion for what I do comes from my interest in general entrepreneurial activity and the appreciation of the role this can serve in furthering global development prospects… oh and my obsession with Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank.

Before I joined Sanari I was a full time student. During my years in university I completed a number of internships in management consulting (McKinsey & Co) and investment banking (Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs).

Kgosi has a BCom in Economics, Finance and Philosophy and a BA Honours in Development Studies  from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently studying towards his Masters of Management degree in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation at Wits Business School. He is an advisory board member for two student enterprises at the African Leadership Academy and has also co-founded a non-profit that acts as a skills development vehicle to support students aspiring for a career in finance.