Meet The Team

Modula Mofolo

Co-founder Modula Mofolo

Modula is a founding member and Managing Partner of SummerPlace Equity Partners and has over 20 years’ experience within the financial services sector. Her previous legal, corporate advisory and private equity experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the SummerPlace team.

She has played a pivotal role and led numerous transactions within the food & beverage, manufacturing, telecommunications & technology, energy, and education sectors.

Modula also has extensive experience within SME financing having overseen the establishment and capitalisation of SME-focused private equity funds and retail financial intermediaries whilst working for a well-known institutional development financier for over 7 years.

Modula has a Masters Degree in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch, an LLB Degree and a BA (Law) Degree from the University of Lesotho.

Barbara Grantham

Co-founder Barbara Grantham

Barbara is a founding member and Director at SummerPlace Equity Partners and has over 10 years’ experience within the financial services sector.

Her previous role as a Deal Maker at the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) has given her an in-depth knowledge of structured debt and equity transactions across a diverse range of sectors, including mining, agro processing, metals manufacturing, ICT, chemicals, wood & forestry, textiles & clothing, and construction.

Barbara has also built significant expertise in growth coaching for SMEs over a number of years and holds primary responsibility for the fund’s value addition strategy.

Barbara holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Witwatersrand.

Kameshan Chetty

Investment committee Kameshan Chetty

Kam is an independent member of the Investment Committee of SummerPlace Equity Partners, having over 15 years of experience within private equity and investment banking.

He is currently an Executive Director at Thesele Group where he is responsible for the firm’s investment strategy. Prior to that he was a Principal at Ethos Private Equity focussing on deal origination and execution. Kam has served as a director on a number of boards providing strategic direction and oversight.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having been involved in all aspects of private equity and plays an active role as an investment committee member.

His qualifications include BCom (Accounting) (Summa cum laude) and BCom (Hon) degrees from the University of Kwazulu Natal and is a qualified CA(SA).

Thandie Mashego

Investment committee Thandie Mashego

Thandie is a member of the SummerPlace Equity Partners Investment Committee and has over 23 years’ experience within the financial services sector.

Through her previous roles as a Senior Transactor and Post Investment Manager at the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”), CFO at The Vantage Capital Group, and CFO and Executive Director at WDB Investment Holdings, Thandie has accumulated a wealth of knowledge.

Her diverse experience within the private equity and investments space from corporate finance, deal structuring, through to risk management and compliance makes her an invaluable member of the SummerPlace team.

Thandie holds a Masters Degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

She completed her articles at KPMG and Transnet Group Limited.

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