Janade De Plessis

Janade De Plessis

Janade De Plessis is an investment banker, venture capitalist, entrepreneur and human behavioral researcher with 18 years’ investment banking, strategy consulting and development finance experience. He is the Founder of Abrazo Capital, underpinning his passion for entrepreneurship, development and uplifting communities throughout Africa.  Previously, Janade held various positions in Development Finance, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Strategy Consulting and has worked in Johannesburg, London, New York, Tunis, Lagos, Paris and Abidjan. He serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, in particular, technology start-ups. Janade is an Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation, currently mentoring a few techpreneurs all over Africa. Janade holds a Master’s degree in Mathematical Economics, in Finance, an MBA and a PhD in Human Behavioral Sciences. Janade is currently the Head of Venture Capital and Alternative Investments at a South African bank.

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