Yengwayo Ntshona (Legal Executive)

Bachelor of Laws (University of Cape Town, Rondebosch) B. Proc (Fort Hare University)

Yengwayo has extensive corporate and project finance experience. He worked for Standard Bank’s Property Finance Division as a property finance manager. Yengwayo has also worked as a Professional Assistant with Jowell Glyn and Marais Attorneys in Sandton.

Martin Buchalter (Chief Financial Officer)

Bcompt (Unisa), Bcompt Honours (Unisa), Chartered Accountant (SA)

With over 20 years experience in the finance industry, Martin Buchalter has held positions of responsibility in firms in both South Africa and the UK. As Chief Financial Officer of Vuwa, he adds his considerable knowledge and financial acumen to Vuwa’s valuable intellectual resources.

He oversees the group’s accounting and tax function, while performing the role of providing strategic and operational support to investee companies, where his involvement continues to contribute to the ongoing success of our investments. He also works closely with Corporate Finance and Directors on investment transactions.

He acts on behalf of Vuwa on the board of Matlosana Medical Health Services and Mr Price Mozambique. Martin’s former positions include Head of Property Finance at Strutt & Parker (UK), Analyst at KPMG Transaction Services UK (Private Equity team), Finance Manager at Crystal Clear. He completed articles at Arthur Andersen and KPMG.

Melissa Kroukamp (Financial Manager)

BCom (Hons) Accounting, CA(SA)

As a key member of the Vuwa team, Melissa’s skills contribute to the financial health and competitiveness of the group.

Melissa’s former positions include Deloitte, where she was part of the Financial Services Team with clients in Banking, Treasury and Pension/Provident Funds. Previous to this she held the position of senior accountant of the Manhattan Diamonds division at Manhattan Mining Corporation (Pty) Ltd.