Management Team

  • Craig Batsirai Bandason, B Bus Sc (Hons), CFA

    Craig Batsirai Bandason Portfolio Manager | Imara Asset Management Craig was previously with Peregrine Capital. He was Consumer Goods and Agricultural Analyst at African Alliance Securities from 2007. Prior to this, he was an analyst at Imara Edwards Securities in Zimbabwe, covering all sectors in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Craig has 10 years of experience in Africa.

  • Rainer Orth, BA Hons, MA, CFA

    Rainer Orth Portfolio Manager | Imara Asset Management Rainer was previously with Peregrine Capital. He worked as a Financial Services Analyst at African Alliance Securities from 2006, covering 35 counters. Rainer was also involved in the private placement for a Pan-African micro-lending business and in setting up Africa’s (ex SA’s) first ETFs. He joined Afrifocus Securities SA in 2005. Rainer has also held positions at Sage Unit Trusts. Rainer has 14 years of professional experience, 10 in Africa

  • Anthony Schroenn, CA (SA)

    Anthony Schroenn Portfolio Manager | Imara Asset Management Anthony was previously with Peregrine Capital, SA’s (South Africa’s) oldest and largest Hedge Fund. Anthony was Head of Research for 4 years at African Alliance Securities, rolling out sell-side research products to support the company’s stock broking businesses. He also worked on a number of private equity deals. Anthony joined Bear Stearns in 2000 as an EU and Latam telco analyst (2000-2004). Anthony has 19 years of professional experience, 12 in Africa.

  • Rajeev Sookur, LLB (Hons), FCCA, CFE, TEP, MCSI, ACIArb

    Rajeev Sookur A Chartered Certified Accountant with 22 years of combined exposure in the field of auditing, finance, fund accounting, anti-money laundering, capital markets and forensic investigation. He has worked for various investigatory and regulatory bodies in Mauritius such as the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Financial Services Commission and the Judicial Department. He also worked as Risk and Compliance Manager for a corporate service provider in Mauritius prior to joining Imara. Presently he is the Chief Operations Officer of Imara Asset Management Limited and the Company Secretary for the Imara Mutual Funds which are listed on the local and foreign stock exchanges. He also served as Director on the board of Transparency International (Mauritius) Branch and on the board of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP Mauritius). He holds a Diploma in Management and Marketing from the Institute of Commercial Management, a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and a LLB from the Northumbria University UK. Rajeev is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Nathan de Assis

    Patrick German Imara ECR Asset Management Limited Nathan De Assis is the Executive Director for Imara ECR Asset Management Limited with over 25 years professional experience in the financial and development sector in Zambia. He is one of the founders of Equity Capital Resources Plc, the joint venture partner in Imara ECR Asset Management Limited in Zambia. nathan.deassis@imara.com