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Guy Ellis

Managing Director

Guy Ellis is a certified Financial Officer in South Africa. His academic foundation is robust, featuring two degrees, each completed with four majors. Further enriching his expertise, Guy has earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, alongside professional certificates from Harvard and Columbia Business Schools.


His professional journey began at Ernst & Young in the financial services sector before he transitioned to Group Treasury at FirstRand Bank, Africa's leading financial institution. As a serial entrepreneur and co-founder with a global footprint, Guy's leadership extends to numerous C-suite roles

in both privately-held and Private Equity-sponsored firms globally from Healthcare to Hospitality.


Guy's extensive experience includes roles in over forty board and advisory positions across a spectrum of funds, family offices, and companies, with valuations ranging from startups to billion-dollar companies. He is also on the verge of publishing a book dedicated to the art of negotiation. An active participant in the Young Presidents' Organization, CFO Club Africa, and the leader of the Africa division at the Kellogg Global Investor Network, Guy boasts an impressive global network.


His success in sports leadership mirrors his business approach, embracing an 'anything is possible' mindset, underscored by passion, purpose, and process. Beyond his professional achievements, Guy is a committed wildlife conservationist, having founded three non-profit initiatives in Africa. He's also an avid photographer, mountain biker, and a devoted family man.

Guy Ellis
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