Jean-Pierre van Onselen


Job Title: CFO

Company: Ethos Capital


Jean-Pierre van Onselen joined Ethos in August 2016 to assist with the establishment and management of all compliance, financial, operational and reporting aspects of Ethos Capital, and became Chief Financial Officer for Ethos Capital in October 2017. Prior to joining Ethos Private Equity, he was Head of Finance at HgCapital, a direct private equity investment manager headquartered in London, UK. Over a period of more than 12 years, he gained extensive experience in private equity related matters, including working at HgCapital Trust plc, an investment holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He qualified at EY (South Africa) before moving to the UK where he worked at various investment management firms including Ansbacher before joining HgCapital. Jean-Pierre holds Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degrees from the University Stellenbosch and is a member of SAICA.

2017 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, EPE Capital Partners Ltd
2016 – 2017         Senior Finance Manager, Ethos Private Equity
2003 – 2016         Head of Finance, HgCapital
2000 – 2003         Group Chief Accountant, Ansbacher
1995 – 1999         Trainee Accountant to Audit Manager, EY

1991 – 1994         B.Com, Accounting, University of Stellenbosch

About EPE Capital Partners Ltd (Ethos Capital): Ethos Capital Partners Ltd specialises in direct, fund of funds, and secondary investments. It seeks to make acquisitions of interests in underlying investee companies from Ethos Funds and/or acquisitions of interests in underlying investee companies alongside Ethos Funds and acquisitions of existing Limited Partner interests in various Ethos Funds. It may also make temporary investments in liquid debt instruments including, inter alia, South African government bonds and other similar, low-risk, liquid instruments. The funds primary focus is companies headquartered in South Africa and other select countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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