Moushmi Patel

My Story

I have been courageous enough to step outside of my comfort zone and become an entrepreneur, and fortunate to be part of building an organisation which carries a deep sense of value and passion for what we do; an organisation that I am truly proud to be a part of.

I joined Sanari Capital because I wanted to make a positive impact in Africa; to be part of building the next generation of businesses that drive a strong profit with purpose agenda.

I look for dedicated passionate management and/or teams who understand their businesses 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 lifelong ambition to positively impact South Africa and her people. Over the years this developed into a passion for building lasting businesses as a means of achieving this positive and inclusive impact.  Our objective is to set a benchmark against which businesses will operate in the future.

Before I joined Sanari I worked in Leveraged Finance at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), where I was involved in several management and leveraged buyouts. This gave me exposure to private equity and structuring, and an understanding of the inner workings of businesses. Prior to RMB, I was at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where I obtained both local and international experience in Investment Management and the Insurance industry.

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 LightWare.