The game-changing hospitality investment platform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kasada is an independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa, advised by Kasada Capital Management part of the Kasada group.

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Lopang Rapodile

Global experience, local knowledge.

Bonga Hlongwane

Senior Associate | Investment

Bonga is a Senior Associate within the Investment Team where his responsibilities investment analysis, financial modelling and project management of ongoing deals.

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Global experience, local knowledge.

Lopang Rapodile

Associate | Asset Management

Lopang is an Associate in the Asset Management Team. She is responsible for implementing portfolio wide strategies and practices to enhance the business performance of the portfolio.

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Bonga Hlongwane

Senior Associate | Investment

Bonga is a Senior Associate within the Investment Team where his responsibilities investment analysis, financial modelling and project management of ongoing deals.

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Ram Lokan

Principal | Investment

Ram is a Principal within the Investment Team and leads transactions across Kasada’s target economies.

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Buhle Ndlovu

Vice President | Investment

Buhle is a ice President within the Investment Team where her responsibilities include investment analysis, financial modelling and project management of ongoing deals.

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Pierre Etienne de Montgrand

Head | Asset Management

Pierre Etienne is the Head of Asset Management. In his role as the head of Asset Management his primary responsibilities include leading the transition between Design and Construction to Property Management to ensure effective asset optimization and monitoring.

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Olivier Granet

Managing Partner | Chief Executive Officer

Olivier has extensive hospitality industry experience gained over 20 years at Accor.

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Pierre Anglès d’Auriac

General Counsel

Pierre brings with him a unique track record as both a senior business development executive with heavy contract negotiations and as a corporate lawyer.

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Kristian Cox

Senior Consultant | Construction & Technical Services

Kristian is the Head of Construction & Technical Services. In his role as the head of Construction his primary responsibilities include design project management and technical services across all project gateways.

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David Damiba

Managing Partner | Chief Investment Officer

David has 25 years of finance experience with an extensive African fund management, portfolio construction and risk management track record covering all asset classes across more than 20 African countries.

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Richard Lund

Partner | Chief Financial Officer

Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained over more than 30 years in the Finance and Investment space across various geographies; including London, New York and Hong Kong.

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Nothando Ntshangase

Junior Accountant

Nothando is a junior accountant within the finance function. In her role as junior accountant Nothando’s primary responsibilities include assisting with statutory reporting and ensuring the integrity of fund financials.

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Lasse Ristolainen

Principal | Development

Prior to joining Kasada he was a Director of Development for Westmont Hospitality Group, one of the largest privately held hospitality organizations in the world, looking after their acquisition strategy across Africa.

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Tim de Raedt

Senior Asset Manager | Asset Management

Tim is a Manager in the Asset Management Team. In his role his primary responsibilities include implementing, optimizing and monitoring the enterprise asset management systems, providing asset management oversight of the portfolio and driving improvement in operations of the portfolio assets.

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Deon Steyn

Financial Controller

Deon supports Kasada’s CFO on all Finance and Support functions and assists deal teams with transaction support.

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Candice Baloyi

Analyst | Investment

Candice is an analyst in the investments team, where her responsibilities are assisting with investment analysis, research, and project management of ongoing deals.

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Mokgadi Maunatlala

Head | ESG

Mokgadi leads Kasada’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) where her primary responsibilities include strategy development and delivery of leading ESG and sustainability programmes that have measurable positive impact across the portfolio.

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Themba Langa

Associate | Investment

Themba is an Associate within the Investment Team where his responsibilities include investment analysis, financial modelling, and project management of ongoing deals.

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Uveka Haricharun

Head of Administration

Uveka is the Head of Administration at Kasada Capital Management, where her responsibilities include Office Administration, Compliance and Media.

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Our Approach is different

More about how different

We are differentiated by a unique investment and specialist team that harnesses deep global hospitality sector experience, on the ground Africa expertise, and an extensive track record in construction, finance, and operations.

Kasada Target Identification
Kasada Target Identification
Opportunity assessment
Deal sourcing
Identification of suitable lands
Kasada Investment
Kasada Investment
Strategic analysis
Financing structuring
Kasada Greenfield Construction
Kasada Greenfield Construction
Opportunity assessment
Deal sourcing
Identification of suitable lands
Kasada Asset Optimization
Kasada Asset Optimization
Opportunity assessment
Deal sourcing
Identification of suitable lands

Our impact; Catalysing economic growth and setting the standards for ESG.

Our Impact changes lives