Mr. James Slabbert
NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
James has over 30 years of experience in the banking, investments and financial services sectors, having been involved in major business and various corporate transactions locally and internationally.
Prior to founding Gowin Proprietary Limited, which is the holding company of Arvesco 153 Proprietary Limited, James held the following positions:
- executive director of Group Strategy at Absa Bank Limited;
- managing executive of Absa Corporate & Business Bank at Barclays Africa Group Limited;
- founder and chief executive officer of First South Financial Services (which later became Macquarie First South); and
- co-head of research for Southern Africa & emerging markets and top-rated banks, insurance and financial services analyst at Merrill Lynch (which later became Bank of America Merrill).