Our Team
Khumovest is comprised of a collective of passionate, skilled and experienced individuals that share a common vision and set of values.


Thurstan Moodley

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

B.Bus.Science-Honours (Finance), CFA

Thurstan has more than 10 years of experience in the Financial Services Sector, 5 years of which were dedicated exclusively to managing private equity & mezzanine finance and structured investment product asset portfolios. Thurstan has additionally managed senior debt investments as well as investments in the Small to Medium Enterprise sector. Prior to founding Khumovest, Thurstan held the position of Associate Principal at the PIC, specifically tasked with managing the PIC’s more than USD 2 billion Private Equity (Mid & Large Cap) and USD 4.3 billion Structured Investment Product Portfolios. Thurstan has served as a non-executive director on companies in the Financial Services and Real Estate Sectors. He has served as Chairman of Finance and Investment Committee as well as a member of Asset & Liability, Audit & Risk and Social & Ethics Committees. Thurstan holds an honours degree in Business Science (Finance) from the University of Cape Town and is also a CFA Charter Holder.

Tel: +27 11 883 2274

Ratirelo Mothobi

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

B.Com-Honours (Accounting), CTA, CA(SA)

Ratirelo has more than 11 years of experience in various facets of the financial services sector, including Investment Banking, Private Equity, Mezzanine Finance and Audit/Assurance. Prior to founding Khumovest, Ratirelo held the position of Associate Principal at the PIC, specifically tasked with managing the PIC’s more than USD 2 billion Private Equity (Mid & Large Cap) and USD 4.3 billion Structured Investment Product Portfolios. Prior to joining the PIC, Ratirelo spent 2 years at Rand Merchant Bank focussing on Structured Finance and another 2 years at Deloitte where he performed assurance work. Ratirelo has served as a non-executive director on companies in the Financial Services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Agri-Services and Pharmaceutical sectors. He has served as a member of Credit, Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Social & Ethics Committees. Ratirelo holds an honours degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Tel: +27 11 883 2274

Priyan Padayichie

Associate Partner

B.Com-Honours (Finance), CFA

Priyan brings with him over 7 years of experience in the Financial Services sector, where he spent his time focusing on private equity, unlisted debt and structured investment products. Prior to joining Khumovest, Priyan held the position of Investment Associate at the PIC, where he formed part of the PIC’s small to mid-cap Private Equity team. During his tenor at the PIC, Priyan was actively involved in fundamental analysis (top-down and bottom-up), instrument pricing, financial modelling and deal structuring/negotiation. Priyan represented the PIC, as an observer, on the Board of companies in the Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical sectors. Priyan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with Honours) in Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand and is also a CFA Charter Holder.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275

Calyn Peters


B.Com- Honours (Investment Management)

Calyn brings with him over 2 years of experience in the Private Equity space specifically focusing on Fintech and the broader Technology sector. Prior to joining Khumovest, Calyn held the position as Investment Analyst at Capital Eye Investments where he was involved in market, industry and investment opportunity analysis (including valuation and financial modelling as required), assisted in the due diligence process, preparation of investor reports and transaction documentation and actively assisted the portfolio companies executives on finance operational duties. Calyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with Honours) in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and is currently a level I candidate in the CFA program.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275

Nkululeko Tshabalala


B.Com-Honours (Econometrics)

Nkululeko started his career at RBB Economics as an intern (Market Researcher), helping clients with M&A activities and the regulatory process. He then moved to Public Research Houses, a Non-profit organisation volunteering his services as a Junior Researcher focusing mainly on Socio-economic and political issues affecting the youth of South Africa. Before joining Khumovest he spent a year at Total SA, in the graduate programme as a Corporate Strategy Analyst, he was involved in corporate strategy planning for Total SA and its Southern Africa affiliates (Total Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana), M&A activities for Total SA and responsible for market research within the petroleum industry and economic analysis. Nkululeko holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Honours) in Econometrics from the University of Johannesburg.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275


Thembeka Hamca

Financial Manager

B.Com (Financial Management)

Thembeka has 6 years of experience in finance and accounting from various industries. Prior joining Khumovest, she was an Accountant for the GladAfrica Group, an engineering and consulting firm, with revenue of over R150 million per annum. In this role, she was tasked with financial reporting, audit, managing supplier, maintaining relations with customers, collections and compliance. Previously she held a position in Eskom Holdings as an Assistant Accountant and as a Creditors and Debtors Clerk at CHC Resources a storage and chemical firm. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Johannesburg and currently completing Post Graduate Diploma In Cost and Management Accounting from UNISA.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275


Nokulunga Njilo

Operations Manager

Adv. Dip Admin & Hospitality Management

Nokulunga brings over 6 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in scheduling and correspondence. Prior to joining Khumovest, Nokulunga was previously employed as the Executive assistant to the CEO of a Swiss company (CI International) for 3 years. With previous experience as a senior assistant, she has developed many employee development programs as well as planned several staff retreats. She was also employed by BMW Financial Services in 2012, undertaking a broad range of secretarial and office administrative duties. After graduating in 2010 she worked for the Legacy Group, her previous experience in the hospitality industry groomed her with calendar planning, logging activity, and keeping an open channel of communication within and between different business departments. Having held positions in different business fields, she has increased efficiency in several of her assigned roles and is very effective in training new trainees. Nokulunga has an Advanced Diploma in Administration and Hospitality Management, and is also a Bachelor of Commerce Strategic Planning student at Varsity College

Tel: +27 11 883 2275

Carmelle Daniels

Executive Personal Assistant

Carmelle started off her career in the financial services industry, where she held the position of Outbound Call Centre Agent at O’Keeffe & Swartz, a market leading outsourced Call Centre, specialising in the outbound sale of insurance products. She swiftly graded from a Junior Executive Consultant to Senior Executive Consultant within the first few months. She continued her career in sales at Outsurance, where she gained experience as an Inbound Sales Advisor. Prior to joining Khumovest, she worked at Tsogo Sun as Personal Assistant to the General Manager, where over and above her day to day PA duties, she was tasked with standing in for the General Manager and Assistant General Manager in their absence, especially with regard to checking in and overall arrangements for VIP and VVIP groups. Carmelle is currently studying towards a qualification in Marketing.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275

Elisa Ramufhi


Elisa is a young and exceptionally motivated individual who started off as a cleaner with an outsourced company after matriculating. She then completed a computer literacy course which allowed her to seek employment in the corporate industry. Elisa gained some experience in a call centre working as a Telemarketing Agent to better her communication skills. Khumovest took the initiative to assist Elisa and employed her as a Housekeeping Assistant/Receptionist Trainee. Elisa is determined to learn as much as she can and does the best to educate herself during her spare time.

Tel: +27 11 883 2275