Ismail Kajee is a founding partner of i-Cubed Capital. As Chairman he has overall responsibility for steering the Groups vision in becoming a successful private equity business.
Ismail has over 25 years experience in the Private and Government Sector. He completed articles with Ernst & Young and obtained further experience at various organizations in a senior management capacity. He was responsible for Strategy, Finance, Auditing, Risk Management, Information Technology and Business Development. Ismail was also exposed to international projects (Zurich & Antwerp) as the team-lead that included contract re-negotiation and commercial/ information technology due diligence. His other experience includes commercial property development and management of a branded food franchise. Ismail’s venture into family business has realized investments in FMCG, House & Home Retail and Real Estate. In June 2013 he was nominated and accepted on the International Leadership Program (ILDP) by the Wholesale & Retail Seta in co-operation with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Ismail has a Bcompt. Hons. MBA, CISA and has completed all coursework for his MSc. Real Estate.
Ishaaq Kajee is a founding partner of i-Cubed Capital.
As Chief Executive he is responsible for the overall management of the Group’s operating, financing and investing activities.
Ishaaq has 20 years experience in the Public and Private Sectors. He completed articles and obtained further experience at various organizations in numerous Senior Management roles and in the past 8 years in a Finance Operations Executive capacity. He was responsible for formulation and management of Business / Risk / Finance Strategies, IT Systems – steering and implementation, Legal, Auditing, Financial reporting for Divisional / Head Office and Africa, Working Capital & Cash Flow Management, Budgeting and management of Finance departments including Group Creditors and Treasury.
During the 8 years, Ishaaq was based at the organization’s Franchise and Distribution Division (including Lesotho) where he was involved in Franchise and Corporate Sales, Merchandise and Marketing, Store development, warehousing and logistics, and Credit Committee Chair. Ishaaq was instrumental in joint venture and acquisition projects that included the Seven Eleven Group and Corporate store acquisitions that involved initial due diligence as well as daily financial and operational management of the business units during acquisition periods. His experience includes commercial property development and leased and owned property management. Ishaaq’s venture away from Corporate has lead to the acquisitions and establishment of investment opportunities in FMCG, House & Home Retail and Real Estate.
Ishaaq has a B.Compt, CIMA Academic qualifications.
Imraan Kajee is a founding partner of i-Cubed Capital. As Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for ensuring operational effectiveness and consolidation of financial activities of the Group.
Imraan has 15 years experience in the Retail Sector and was responsible for the blueprint design and execution of a retail store expansion program. He was previously managing partner of an accounting firm, where he focused on business development, accounting and IT services to owner-managed companies. Imraan’s experience also includes the management of commercial and residential property development & leasing.
Independent Reviewer (SAICA)
Afzal Loonat is responsible for audit and financial advisory services for the Group. He has more than 12 years experience in statutory audit, forensic audits, tax legislation and accounting services. Afzal has consulted across the Government sector and Private industries. He was exposed to estate planning, deceased estate administration and risk management.
Afzal is a qualified Chartered Accountant who is affiliated to the South African instituted of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Independent regulatory board of auditor (IRBA).
Mahommed has more than 10 years of financial advisory and investment experience having worked in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance environments. His particular experience covers the full range of investment work from origination and appraisal to execution and monitoring. He has cross sectoral exposure having executed numerous transactions across various industries. Currently he is Principal Investment Officer in a R.1bn venture capital fund. Mahommed provides general advisory services to the Group.
Mahommed has a BACC, CISA and is a qualified Chartered Accountant
Mohamed is a certified financial planner (CFP) and a Key individual registered with the Financial Services Board. His experience includes listed equity (sell-side) research and analysis in the financial services sector. Mohamed received training at the Royal Bank of Scotland analysing US Investment Banks compiling reports and performing presentations. His experience in the Insurance industry includes advisory services to clients on long and short term insurance solutions. Mohamed has excellent compliance experience.
Mohamed completed a Bachelor of Business Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.