Philani is an investor with 15 years’ experience in management consulting, entrepreneurship and executive leadership roles. Philani is the co-founder and Managing Partner of E4EAfrica Ventures (www.e4eafrica.com), which is new venture capital fund made up of experienced entrepreneurs that has that invests in technology and innovation led businesses that will have a transformative impact in key sectors such as healthcare, education, AI, the food value chain, transport and safety, and financial inclusion.
Until December 2017 he was the Chief Operating Officer at Fundi Capital, which is the leading niche education finance provider in South Africa and Zimbabwe. As COO, he co-developed the strategy and led the execution of strategic projects which included building a corporate venturing, innovation and product development capability. Prior to that he was a Senior Manager at Accenture, serving clients across various sectors on the continent, before co-founding a niche technology consulting business.
He is also Deputy Chairman of the Board for Ekupholeni Mental Health and Trauma Centre, serving poor communities with mental health and trauma support.