Group Chief Executive Officer
(BComm BAcc, CA(SA))
Lance is the Group Chief Executive Officer of i capital and is responsible for the overall operations of the i capital Group. He is one of the original founders of i capital and serves as a director, and is actively involved in the day to day management, of all of the various group’s subsidiary companies. He also has detailed knowledge and experience in investing and mergers and acquisitions garnered over the years by providing advice on numerous transactions as well executing various transactions undertaken by i capital.
He also has extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment affecting both corporate finance transactions and the offering financial services, including knowledge of the Companies Act, FAIS Act, and associated tax legislation. In addition, he has an in-depth knowledge of the various types of valuation techniques utilised internationally.
He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1994 with a B.Comm BAcc (with distinction) and placed in the top ten in the board exam (QE) in 1995. He is a co-founder and past director of Young Business for South Africa, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote networking and understanding between all young economically active South Africans. Lance holds a number of non-executive directorships, including serving on the board of the Reach for a Dream Foundation.
Prior to his co-founding i capital in 1998, Lance was an associate within the Corporate Finance division of the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). At UBS he was involved in executing large corporate finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Lance has been involved in the execution of a number of high-profile transactions involving large listed companies.
Prior to joining UBS, Lance served his articles at Price Waterhouse and was also employed in its corporate finance department. Lance is married to Roanna and is the proud father of four girls.