Our People

Board of Directors

Piet Viljoen

Executive Chairman
Piet Viljoen Executive Chairman
B Com (Hons), CFA
Piet has over 25 years of industry experience. He started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and then joined the Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. He became a portfolio manager at Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 and in 1995 he moved to Investec Asset Management. Piet founded RECM in 2003 and is our Chairman.

Linda Eedes

Executive Director
Linda Eedes Executive Director
B Com (Hons) Finance (Cum Laude), CFA
Linda joined RECM in August 2010 after seven years in London with global investment firm PIMCO, where she held the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to this, she was a portfolio manager at NIB Asset Management (NIBAM) in Cape Town managing both balanced and equity portfolios. She completed a B Com (Economics) degree at Rhodes, a B Com Honours (Finance) degree at UCT and is a CFA charterholder.

Farahnaaz Akherwaray

Non-Executive Director
Farahnaaz Akherwaray Non-Executive Director
LLB
Farahnaaz completed her LLB Degree at the University of Cape Town and thereafter attended the University of Cape Town’s School for Legal Practice. Farahnaaz is a practising attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She works as a senior associate at Themis Commercial Legal Advisors (Pty) Ltd and Hayes Incorporated. Farahnaaz specialises in commercial matters. In the course of her career, Farahnaaz has drafted, facilitated, advised on and implemented various commercial transactions including property transactions, loan finance transactions and equity finance transactions. Farahnaaz joined RECM as a non-executive director in 2014.
Senior Management

Piet Viljoen

Director of Investments
Piet Viljoen Director of Investments
B Com (Hons), CFA
Piet has over 25 years of industry experience. He started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and then joined the Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. He became a portfolio manager at Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 and in 1995 he moved to Investec Asset Management. Piet founded RECM in 2003 and is our Chairman.

Linda Eedes

Director of Funds
Linda Eedes Director of Funds
B Com (Hons) Finance (Cum Laude), CFA
Linda joined RECM in August 2010 after seven years in London with global investment firm PIMCO, where she held the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to this, she was a portfolio manager at NIB Asset Management (NIBAM) in Cape Town managing both balanced and equity portfolios. She completed a B Com (Economics) degree at Rhodes, a B Com Honours (Finance) degree at UCT and is a CFA charterholder.

Dayne Allenbrook

Chief Operating Officer
Dayne Allenbrook Chief Operating Officer
B Bus Sc (Hons) Finance
After completing his Finance Honours at UCT, Dayne joined JP Morgan where he was involved with Fund of Funds and Derivative Trading. Dayne has been with RECM since 2009 and has filled various roles in the investment team. He progressed to the Head of the Dealing Desk, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2017 to manage key operational aspects of the business.

Majda Sulaiman

Head of Operations
Majda Sulaiman Head of Operations
B Com (PPE)
Majda has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from UCT. In having joined RECM in May 2006, Majda has over 10 years of Asset Management and Administration experience, where she has been privy to the full Operational cycle of the business, which includes Retail and Institutional Administration, working with the investment team as a Trainee Equity Analyst, taking on the role of a Business Analyst in the Fund Services Department, to eventually managing the Fund Services side of the business.
Investment

Piet Viljoen

Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Piet Viljoen Portfolio Manager and Analyst
B Com (Hons), CFA
Piet has over 25 years of industry experience. He started out as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, and then joined the Reserve Bank as an economic analyst. He became a portfolio manager at Allan Gray Investment Counsel in 1991 and in 1995 he moved to Investec Asset Management. Piet founded RECM in 2003 and is our Chairman.

Jan van Niekerk

Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Jan van Niekerk Portfolio Manager and Analyst
B Com (Hons) Math, FIA, CFA
Apart from being an active member of our investment team, Jan is also responsible for the management of our business. He has over 16 years of experience, both as a value investor and a businessman. Jan served as Chief Executive Officer of Citadel, a South African private client wealth manager with a broad international reach, after which he became CEO of Peregrine Holdings, a JSE listed financial services firm. Jan joined RECM in 2013, as analyst, shareholder and Chief Executive Officer.

Richard Court

Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Richard Court Portfolio Manager and Analyst
B Bus Sc (Hons) Finance, B Com (Hons) Accounting, Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting, CA (SA), CFA
Richard completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche in Cape Town where he specialised in financial institutions. On completion of his articles Richard spent the better part of 18 months working for other Deloitte & Touche offices in locations such as Amsterdam and Sydney. Richard joined RECM in November 2009.

Raihan Allie

Analyst and Dealer
Raihan Allie Analyst and Dealer
BBusSci
Raihan completed his Bachelor of Business Science degree, with Honours in Finance and an Economics major, at UCT in 2011. He is enrolled as a candidate in the CFA program, having passed the CFA level 1 exam. Raihan joined RECM in 2015 as an Institutional Portfolio Administrator after previously working at the global financial services entity, State Street.

Linda Eedes

Analyst
Linda Eedes Analyst
B Com (Hons) Finance (Cum Laude), CFA
Linda joined RECM in August 2010 after seven years in London with global investment firm PIMCO, where she held the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to this, she was a portfolio manager at NIB Asset Management (NIBAM) in Cape Town managing both balanced and equity portfolios. She completed a B Com (Economics) degree at Rhodes, a B Com Honours (Finance) degree at UCT and is a CFA charterholder.

Hendrik Theron

Analyst
Hendrik Theron Analyst
Ph.D. Computer Science
After completing his studies, Hendrik worked in the IT industry until March 2011. He was the software development manager at Pragma from 1999 to 2011, during which time his team developed physical asset management software used by large South African and international companies. Hendrik joined RECM in May 2011
Account Management

René Klinger

National Business Development Manager
René Klinger National Business Development Manager
Registered Persons Financial Markets Diploma
René joined RECM in February 2013. She has over 25 years’ experience in the South African financial services industry working for companies such as TMA, Nedgroup Investments, Discovery Invest and Stenham. René holds an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, has a Registered Persons Financial Markets Diploma and a Programme in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management at UNISA.

Chenelle Rubain

Client Relationship Manager
Chenelle Rubain Client Relationship Manager
Investment Certificate, CFA Institute of London
Chenelle joined RECM in June 2016 with over 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked for companies such as Barclays, Sable Wealth, Liberty Life/Stanlib and most recently at Nedgroup Investments. She is passionate about fostering client relationships, and holds a Diploma in Public Relations, Wealth Management Certificate and an Investment Certificate from the CFA Institute of London.

Renee Summers

Receptionist
Renee Summers Receptionist
Diploma in Office & Business Administration
Renee has over 20 years of experience in direct client-facing roles across various industries. She joined RECM in July 2012 as the receptionist, where her duties have been extended to assisting the Marketing and Business Development departments with collateral and content for the website, events and presentations. She has proven herself to be a proficient office manager and has completed a Diploma in Office & Business Administration. Renee has always been very client-centric and deals with each client in a professional manner with the utmost respect and care.
Operations

Majda Sulaiman

Head of Operations
Majda Sulaiman Head of Operations
B Com (PPE)
Majda has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from UCT. In having joined RECM in May 2006, Majda has over 10 years of Asset Management and Administration experience, where she has been privy to the full Operational cycle of the business, which includes Retail and Institutional Administration, working with the investment team as a Trainee Equity Analyst, taking on the role of a Business Analyst in the Fund Services Department, to eventually managing the Fund Services side of the business.

Guy Simpson

Legal and Compliance
Guy Simpson Legal and Compliance
BA, LLB
Guy completed an LLB degree at the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 1995. He commenced his career working as a legal advisor for a healthcare administrator in Durban and later in their Johannesburg office. In 1999, he moved to Australia where he spent 11 years working in the financial services industry, in both legal and compliance roles. After returning to South Africa, Guy joined RECM in November 2010.

Yolanda Bowers

Finance and Operations Assistant
Yolanda Bowers Finance and Operations Assistant
B Com
After completing her B.Com degree at UWC, Yolanda spent 2 years there, working in the Student Affairs Department and the Faculty of Commerce, before moving on to Nedbank. In 1998, she joined Citadel Investment Services and moved to their asset management team in 2005, where she later became personal assistant to the then Chief Investment Officer, Jan van Niekerk. She continued to work as Jan’s PA as he moved within the group to ultimately become CEO of Peregrine Holdings. Yolanda joined RECM in 2013, along with Jan van Niekerk when he joined as CEO. She still currently acts as Jan van Niekerk’s PA (in his capacity as Group CEO), but also provides operational, marketing and finance assistance to the relevant divisions within the business.