Charles is an entreprenuer extraordinaire, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pamoja. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta
University and a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honors) from University of South Africa.
His core competencies include project and structured finance, deal structuring and business development. Charles has successfully led a number of landmark advisory mandates including the R1.5 billion City Of Johannesburg Broadband Network Project, PRASA restructuring and recapitalization plan, Phase 1B of Rea Vaya Rapid Bus Transportation System and Integrated Rapid Transport Network Project , just to mention a few.
Thathisihlalo (Thathi) is a co-founder and Executive Director of Pamoja. Thathi is a Chartered Financial Analyst and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honors) from University of Cape Town, and Certificate in Theory of Accounting (SA).
At Pamoja Capital, Thathi has led a number of important transactions including the City of Johannesburg Fleet Management Project, the City of Tshwane Fleet Management, JPC Property Developments, and the development of the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) project for the City of Johannesburg on a turnkey basis.
Thathi also looks after the principal investment business in South Africa and has successfully concluded four investments on behalf of Pamoja Capital in the engineering, real estate and leisure sectors.
Prior to establishing Pamoja, Thathi worked for Deutsche Bank, a global investment bank, as an equity analyst in the industrial sector. Thathi was a number two rated analyst in the Financial Mail Analyst of the year for 2007 and 2008 awards for the Gaming & Leisure sector. Additionally, in 2008 he was rated sixth for the Food Producers sector in the same survey.
Geoffrey is a co-founder and Managing Director of the Pamoja Capital Group of Companies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University, Kenya. He is also the Group Head of Corporate Finance. Geoffrey has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions having worked on a number of landmark cross-border M&A and financing deals involving businesses with operations in more than 30 African countries. His experience covers both private and public capital markets.
He lived and worked in South Africa between 2003 and 2006 and in Nigeria in 2007 and has a genuine appreciation of business opportunities, transaction origination and execution across the three major business hubs in Africa as well as an extensive business contacts. Geoffrey has worked in the financial advisory field in Africa since 1999.
Prior to joining Pamoja Capital, he worked for First Africa Group (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank), Renaissance Capital, and Equity Investment Bank.
Edward Wachira is the Director of Principal Investments at Pamoja Capital Limited. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Commerce
(Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University, Kenya.
Prior to joining the Pamoja Team, Edward worked for Kenya Airways both in Kenya and abroad, engaging partners and building a portfolio of extensive business contacts in more than 20 African countries. He lived and worked in The Netherlands between 2002 and 2003 managing strategic partnership between Kenya Airways and KLM.
In the strategic corporate planning assignments across Africa, Edward led negotiations and structured commercial agreements with partners resulting in the expansion of the airline into the Angola, Mozambique, D.R.C in Africa, and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and Australia in the Far East.
Faith is the Chief Executive Officer at Pamoja Capital Group (South Africa). She is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a Baccalaureus Commercii in Accountancy Honors from the University of Johannesburg. In her capacity at Pamoja Capital, Faith has experience in financial modeling, Preparation of Annual Financial Statements according to IFRS, Due Diligence exercises, Designing systems and controls, Review of corporate governance and compliance at an operational level, Review of accounting issues in terms of IFRS.
She has carried out transactions and various projects valued in excess of R5 billion. These include advising the City of Tshwane on their fleet procurement program, the City of Johannesburg on their PPP procurement of fleet services, Umojanet Corporation (Pty) Limited on the rollout of a pan-African Terrestrial broadband network to cover 22 countries, and Botho Holding Limited. In addition, she played a signiicant role in raising R100 million for Limpopo Green Estate (Pty) Ltd (LGE).
Pamoja has demonstrated excellent performance over the years. This is highlighted by the numerous awards received by members of staff for their exemplary performance on both a local and international stage.
These awards include:
Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Boutique of the Year by Acquisition International.
Kenya Corporate Finance Advisory Boutique of the Year
1. Kenya M&A Advisor of the year, Geoffrey Gangla
2. Boutique Advisory of the Year
1. Outstanding Excellence in Financial Consultancy Services
2. Interactive Corporate Finance Advisory Boutique of the Year