Herman Marais

Herman has been instrumental in developing and promoting Agri-Vie I. In leading the Agri-Vie I team, Herman is responsible for the team’s portfolio of 12 investments in the food and agribusiness sector across six sub-Saharan countries. He played a leading role in several of the transactions.

Herman is a former partner of Deloitte and has twenty five years of professional experience in management and investment services as well as corporate restructuring and performance improvement. During his prior career, he led several engagements in the agri-sector, including for former co-operatives and commercial farming operations. His previous engagement mandates originated from prominent entities including Sanlam Private Equity, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Sasfin Private Equity and Venfin. Herman has held several directorships and spent a prior career phase in small business financing and development.