BCom, BL, LLB, LLM (Harvard)
After 12 years as an advocate in Zimbabwe, Ian began his investment banking career with a five-year stint in the City of London. In 1991, he became an executive director of Standard Chartered Merchant Bank Zimbabwe Limited, in charge of corporate finance. Ian established the Zimbabwe subsidiary of Real Africa Durolink in 1995 and then led that business for eight years.
With a strong legal and corporate finance background, Ian has been responsible for the listing of various companies, take-overs and mergers, capital raisings, company valuations and a privatisation in South Africa. He has also been part of an innovative structured finance team that successfully raised debt finance for dozens of companies and institutions.