Meet the Inyosi Team

An experienced and committed team capable of delivering a compelling solution.
Evan Jones

Evan Jones

Founder

After completing his articles in 1995, Evan spent almost 30 years in the asset management industry. Evan is the founder of Inyosi and has developed Inyosi’s Enterprise and Supplier Development funds as a scalable and sustainable solution to a national B-BBEE need. Evan has overseen the growth and development of a well-supported and well recognized enterprise and supplier development business, and has managed to oversee the growth of the Inyosi team to almost 20 people over the past 10 years. Evan has also grown Inyosi’s offering to include being the Youth Employment Service (YES) implementation partner of choice to a number of Inyosi’s clients.

B.Com (Hons) (Acc) (Wits), CA (SA), LLB (Wits), LLM (UCT), CFA (AIMR)

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Richard Stronach

Richard Stronach

Senior Portfolio Analyst

Richard leads and oversees the investment team. He is responsible for the deal structuring and deal execution at Inyosi Empowerment.

Richard completed articles in 1997 (PWC CT) and spent several years with the firm in the UK and South Africa in Investment Management Audit, Transactions Services and Forensic Services. Richard then practiced as a Director of a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants in Public Practice.

In 2008 Richard joined the Technology Innovation Agency focusing on support of SME businesses in aspects of funding, financial and risk management, governance, as well as monitoring and evaluation. After a year as Head of Risk at Zoona, a digital financial services and mobile money provider, Richard joined the Inyosi team on 1 February 2018 as Senior Portfolio Analyst.

BCompt (Hons),CA(SA), HDipTax

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Murendiwa Nembudani

Murendiwa Nembudani

Finance and Human Resources Manager

Murendiwa heads the Finance department of Inyosi, taking charge of all the finance aspects of Inyosi, including payroll, debtors and creditors.

Murendiwa previously worked at KPMG Denver, Colorado, USA before joining the Inyosi team as a Senior Audit Associate. Prior to this Murendiwa worked at KPMG Johannesburg, where she did her articles and qualified as a CA(SA). During her articles, Murendiwa spent 6 months in the department of Technical Accounting within KPMG where she got the opportunity to work as an IFRS technical advisor.

BBusSci, PGDA, CA(SA)

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Tania Munz

Tania Munz

Marketing & Sales

Tania currently heads the Inyosi Marketing and Sales division, assisting companies seeking to invest in Inyosi’s Enterprise and Supplier Development solutions.

Tania attained her Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning from The University of Stellenbosch Business School. Tania’s career in the Financial Services industry began in December 1996.

Tania spent 13 years at Metropolitan Holdings as a Senior Broker Consultant when she was head hunted to join Cadiz Asset Management as an Investment Consultant. When the Cadiz Enterprise Development investment was developed in 2012, Tania formed part of the Sales Team. After 9 years with Cadiz, she joined the Inyosi Empowerment team.

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning

MDP (B-BBEE)

 

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Shanon Dlamini

Shanon Dlamini

Portfolio Assistant

Currently, Shanon is the Supplier Development Portfolio Assistant. Shanon also supports the Investment Deal Team with the analysis of potential borrowers.

Shanon attained her BCom Finance degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2012. After completing her BCom Honours in Investment Management at the University of Johannesburg, Shanon worked at STANLIB Asset Management for year as a graduate trainee in the Balanced Fund Franchise and 6 months as an Investment Performance Analyst within STANLIB.

BCom (Finance), BCom (Hons) Investment Management (UJ), MCom Finance (UJ)

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Sapna Gihwala

Sapna Gihwala

Senior Credit Analyst

As a Senior Credit Analyst, Sapna researches & analyzes new lending opportunities.

Before joining Inyosi, Sapna spent some time at Lulalend as a Credit Analyst after graduating from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a BBusSci is Finance with Accounting.

BBusSci Finance with Acc (UCT), Bcom (Hons) FAPM (UCT)

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Suzanne van Niekerk

Suzanne van Niekerk

Credit Analyst

Suzanne is a Credit Analyst and part of the Investment Deal Team.

Suzanne holds a BCom Investment Management Honours from the University of Pretoria and has successfully completed her CFA Level 2 exam. Previously, Suzanne worked in financial markets at ETM Analytics and asset finance at Merchant West.

BCom (Investment Management) (UP), BCom Honours (Investment Management) (UP)

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Armand Lotter

Armand Lotter

Credit Analyst

Armand is a Credit Analyst on the investment team where his main responsibilities include the post-investment financial monitoring of Inyosi’s loan portfolio as well as the analysis of prospective borrowers.

Armand graduated from the University of Stellenbosch at the end of 2018. Thereafter he joined IHS Markit, where he was responsible for delivering shareholder tracking reports to European listed firms detailing the drivers behind their shareholder movements. He was also the lead shareholder analyst on all ongoing M&A projects in the German market

Bcom (Financial and Investment Management) Stellenbosch University

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Monica Kamteni

Monica Kamteni

Team Assistant

Monica is a personal assistant to Evan Jones and assists the Inyosi team and Stellar Capital Partners with administration.

In addition to that, Monica assists with potential investor applications and existing investors’ documentation requirements.

Prior to joining Inyosi, Monica worked for ACF as a receptionist and for Stellar Credit as team assistant. Monica completed her final year at the college of Cape Town, whereby she attained her basic office administration certificate and has recently completed a Business Communication course at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

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Sindi Mpompa

Sindi Mpompa

YES Placement Coordinator

Sindi is currently working at Inyosi Finance as a Youth Employment Service (YES) placement coordinator and Receptionist.

Cindy completed her final year at College of Cape town, whereby she attained her basic business management course, levels N4, N5 And N6. Sindi previously worked as a Receptionist at Matrix Fund Managers.

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Bongani Khuzwayo

Bongani Khuzwayo

Procurement Portal Developer

Bongani is the procurement portal developer on the iHive team. He holds a BSS degree from UKZN and a PGDip in Business Management from the UKZN Graduate School of Business.

In 2017, Bongani worked at CVC Africa Enterprise Development as a Projects Coordinator and was assigned to the Projects and Business Development Coordinator role the following year. In 2019, he joined Fetola Mmoho (Business Growth Professionals) where he took on the role of Senior Project Coordinator.

Currently he oversees the technical developments and maintenance of the iHive Portal.

BSS degree (UKZN), PGDip in Business Management.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Marketing & Impact Monitoring Assistant

Julia is in charge of generating content for the Inyosi social media platforms, as well as monitoring and managing them. She is responsible for ensuring that all Inyosi marketing profiles are maintained, designing and developing strategic marketing plans and ensuring that the Inyosi marketing material is presented in a way that supports the brand and values of Inyosi.

Julia completed her final year at the IIE Varsity College in 2021, where she attained her BA in Corporate Communication. Prior to attaining her BA, she was an intern at the V&A Waterfront where she assisted their marketing department.

BA in Corporate Communication

 

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Sisanda Manzana

Sisanda Manzana

Admin Clerk - Intern

Sisanda assists with book-keeping, processing of monthly petty cash, credit card and journal entries. She works closely with various departments within Inyosi and assists with key administration for the YES (Youth Employment Services) program, responsible for managing client relationships.

In 2020, Sisanda attained her Advanced Diploma in management.

Advanced Diploma in Management (CPUT)

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