Our Team

We are passionate and committed to making a difference. Our team at E Squared brings a range of experiences to achieving our goal of growing businesses and creating employment.

Sawa Nakagawa

Chief Executive Officer

Sawa is the Chief Executive Officer of E Squared. She has 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investments in the global finance industry across Asia, Europe, Africa, U.S. and Latin America.

Sawa holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She has a BA from International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Llewellyn Fredericks

Investment Officer

Llewellyn Fredericks serves as Investment Officer. He is responsible for new investments as well as portfolio management.

Llewellyn is a qualified chartered accountant. He completed articles at Ernst & Young in Cape Town after obtaining a B.BusSci and PGDA at the University of Cape Town. He also holds a MComm in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town.

Ofentse Mkhandawiri

Associate Financial Officer

Ofentse is the Associate Financial Officer of E Squared. He is responsible for developing and executing finance and accounting processes.

Ofentse is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and completed his articles in the Assurance: Energy, Utilities and Mining division at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ofentse obtained his BAccSci and HDipAcc from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also a member of the Golden Key Honour Society.

Lorraine Khoza

Associate Investment Officer

Lorraine is an Associate Investment Officer at E Squared. She is responsible for investment activities and assisting in portfolio management.

Lorraine is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and completed her articles in the Assurance: Consumer, Industrial Products and Services division at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also has 5 years of experience in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets industry. Lorraine obtained her BCom (AccSci) from the University of Pretoria and also holds a BCom Hons (AccSci) with a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting from the University of South Africa.

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