James is a member of Safika’s corporate finance team.
He is a trained chemical engineer and holds several other qualifications, including a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa and a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town.
James is an experienced economic markets researcher who has a good understanding of many sectors of the South African economy. His career began as a process engineer with the South African energy and chemical giant, Sasol, and he went on to work for a number of boutique asset management companies as a research analyst. This experience led him to work as a co-fund manager, and later as an asset manager in the investment management industry.
James’ training and early experience as a process engineer, coupled with the eye for detail he gained from many years of working in the investment management industry, enable him to perceive the inherent value in companies and investments.
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