Tanya van Lill new SAVCA CEO

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has appointed Tanya van Lill (pictured) as CEO, effective 1 March 2017. Van Lill succeeds Erika van der Merwe, who served SAVCA for over four years.

According to Dave Stadler, SAVCA Chairman, Van Lill will be tasked with increasing the industry profile and deepening relationships with all stakeholders.

Stadler said:

"As an organisation we are intensifying our focus on engaging with regulators and policymakers, and on promoting the positive impact of the asset class to local, regional and international institutional investors. Tanya is the ideal person to deliver on our strategic aim of encouraging greater flows of institutional capital to private equity and venture capital fund managers, for productive deployment into investee companies in Southern Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa."

Van Lill previously held the position of Director for Academic Programmes at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and served on the board of the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC). She holds an MBA from GIBS.