BCom and BCom (Hons) Accounting) and Finance, CA(SA)
As Director of Sphere Holdings since 2014, Mohamed has an invaluable set of finance skills that spans across the entire investment cycle, right through from leverage finance and equity raising and management – to debt restructuring.
Prior to Sphere Holdings, he worked as a Senior Transactor in the Strategic Investments Unit of Standard Bank, which serves as an on-balance sheet provider of medium to long-term equity risk capital aimed at developing long-term associations with investee companies. Here he gained extensive experience of an active approach to management and development of investments, driving and supporting the organic growth and acquisition ambitions of investee companies.
During his tenure at the bank, Mohammed accomplished several major milestones as he represented the bank on numerous boards and was personally responsible for a multitude of watershed transactions. Between 2007 and 2010, he also formed part of the specialist Leveraged Finance team of the bank. Mohammed furthermore assisted with restructuring of the bank’s significant ailing exposures during the financial crisis.