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.

Llewellyn Fredericks

Investment Principal

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.

Muhammed Hajat

Associate Investment Officer

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

Muhammed has over 5 years of experience in the financial services sector across Africa, having worked as a strategy consultant specialising in transaction advisory services for venture capital and private equity funds. He also spent two years working in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets industry with one of the largest Investment Banking Groups in South Africa. Muhammed obtained his MCom (Economic Science) from the University of the Witwatersrand and also holds a BEconSci Hons (Economics) and a BSc (Mathematics and Economics) from the same institution.

Sipho Pilime

Associate Programmes Officer

Sipho is the Associate Programmes Officer at E Squared. He is responsible for Fellow entrepreneur development and accelerator programmes.

Sipho is a business mentor, coach and banker with more than 17 years of banking experience, having assisted both small and large businesses across a range of industries, in realizing their growth and development aspirations. He has worked in financial and advisory capacities with the Standard Bank Group, Metropolitan Bank (Zimbabwe) and Nedbank Limited. He has spent the past 6 years in the design and management of entrepreneur development and accelerator programmes for SAICA ED.

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