Moushmi Patel

My Story

I have been courageous enough to join a start-up and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help build an organisation, which carries a deep sense of value and passion for what we do. An organisation that I am truly proud being a part of.

I joined Sanari Capital because I was crazy enough to step outside of my comfort zone and do something I had never done before – building a business and to be part of building other sustainable businesses in a part of the market that needs it the most.

I look for dedicated passionate management and/or teams who understand their business and have a good grasp of the industry in which they work in. I also look for a demonstrable financial history.

I add value to the companies I invest in by asking the right questions, drilling into the detail and by establishing and building in the right controls and processes to ensure that the business has a solid foundation from which it can scale.

My passion for what I do comes from my need to build long lasting businesses that will have positive and inclusive impact on the South African economy.  To be at the forefront of setting the benchmark against which business are run in the future.

Before I joined Sanari I was an analyst at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), were I was involved in various Leverage Finance deals, including Management Buy Outs and Leverage Buy Outs. This gave me exposure to Private Equity, structuring and the understanding of the inner workings of businesses. Prior to RMB, I was worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where my focus was on Investment Malmanagement and Insurance industry. This gave me both local and international exposure.

Moushmi has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Chartered Accountant and member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria and is an alumnus of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She is board member at Fernridge, JAYCOR, Edulife and Sanari Capital.