Our Team

The directors have overall responsibility for the Company’s affairs, including monitoring the performance of the manager and ensuring that the VCC status of the Company is maintained.

The Kalon team has over 200 years combined experience in investing and managing listed and unlisted investments, having nurtured a variety of companies to realize their potential.

ROMEO KUMALO
NON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

(DIP.BUS, MAP, MTS, M.COM, AMP)

Romeo was the former CEO of Vodacom / Vodafone of International Business. He is currently CEO and Co-Founder of LLH Capital. Romeo has over 20 years of experience in the Information Communication and Telecoms industries.

CLIVE BUTKOW
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

(B.SC COMP. SCIENCE & APPLIED MATHEMATICS)

Clive is the Former COO of Accenture South Africa. He formed Kalon Venture Partners, with the purpose of focusing on investing in digital disruptive technologies.

ARNOLD BASSERABIE
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(B.SC (MATHS; MATH STATS), CFP, ASA)

Arnold is the Former Group Chief Executive of Fedsure Financial Services Group. Arnold currently consults for numerous businesses, focusing on strategy and business development.

GIL SPERLING
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(B.SC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)

Gil is co-founder and CTO of Popimedia. Gil currently invests in, consults and mentors several technology companies.

LERON VARSHA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

(BCOM BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS)

Leron founded and ran a multitude of companies in the fast-moving consumer goods space and founded several technology companies. Leron has 20 years of experience as a technology specialist.

FATIMA HABIB
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(MCOM ECONOMICS, BCOM (HON) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, B.SC SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Fatima previously served on the Board of SEDA and was the former GM of ABSA Private Bank. Fatima has over 20 years of experience within all areas of business - HR, Finance, IT, Operations and Strategy.

NICHOLAS LIEBMANN
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(BCOM FINANCE)

Nic is currently the co-founder and joint- CEO of Caleo Capital. His expertise span private equity, wealth management, financial advisory, property and venture capital.

Gil Oved
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(B. COM ECONOMICS & MARKETING (CUM LAUDE) CFA)

Gil is co-founder and CEO of the Creative Counsel. Gil featured on Shark Tank South Africa. Gil was voted EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur in 2016.

Daniel Stein
Marketing Executive

(MCSE, MCITP, DIP.MAR)

Daniel uses his knowledge and expertise to generate new and ground breaking deal flow, co-ordinate and execute all brand building and capital raising exercises, along with developing and nurturing Kalon's extremely valuable relationships with shareholders and the media.

Sean Bernstein
Investment Analyst

(B.COM HON CORP FIN)

Sean graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.Com Honours majoring in Corporate Finance & Investments covering a vast array of financial theories and applications.