Episode #47:

    Herman Marais

    SA Private Equity Pioneer, Founder, Entrepreneur & Strategist

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    To kick off 2024, the Shapers Podcast host, Benjamin Shaw, brings us an illuminating discussion with Herman Marais, the Founding Partner of EXEO Capital. Ben takes us on a journey through Herman’s rich 25+ years of professional experience, from studies through to instrumental roles in corporate restructuring and performance improvement, right to the co-founding EXEO Capital. Delve into the world of private equity, uncover the fascinating stories behind the creation of culture in a thriving firm, and gain insights into Herman’s leadership journey. This episode offers a candid discussion on entrepreneurial wisdom, coupled with personal anecdotes – from learning in Stellenbosch an upbringing by a journalist mom and actuarial dad, and school days playing hockey! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a true industry luminary.



    Professional Career:

    ·        Managing Partner of EXEO Capital

    ·        Former Partner at Deloitte

    ·        Managing Partner of Agri-Vie Funds

    ·        Follow Herman Marais on LinkedIn



    ·        CME Group

    ·        Sanlam Group

    ·        Paul Roos Gimnasium

    ·        Stellenbosch University

    ·        WITS University

    ·        University of Cape Town

    ·        South African Military

    ·        Business Partners Ltd

    ·        University of Pretoria

    ·        KKR


    Authors Referenced:

    ·        Peter Drucker

    ·        Charles Handy

    ·        Jim Collins

    ·        Anton Rupert

    ·        Hans Merensky