Phoenix | The Team
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The Team

The key individuals of Phoenix are:

Crispin Gell, Director

  • Financial markets professional for 20 years.
  • Phoenix Group of Companies – Director
  • Nedbank Capital – Head of Equity trading
  • Deutsche Securities – Head of Derivative Sales and Structuring
  • UBS Securities Head of Derivatives
  • KPMG Treasury Audit Group
  • CA (SA)
  • CFA
  • M.Com (Tax)
  • Member of the JSE Financial Derivatives Advisory Committee

Alain Giraud, Director

  • Corporate attorney for 8 years.
  • Phoenix Group of Companies – Director
  • ODBB Attorneys – Director and Head of Corporate Law Department
  • MBA (Finance) – WITS
  • B.Com
  • LL.B
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces

Darren Ashton, Director

  • Financial markets professional and trader for 15 years.
  • Nedbank CIB – Head Trader, Delta One.
  • Nedbank Capital – Senior Proprietary Trader, Multi Disciplinary Trading.
  • Nedcor/BoE – Head of Retail Single-Stock Futures.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – Wits Business School.
  • B.SocSci – Rhodes University.
  • Registered Person – South African Institute of Financial Markets.
  • Key Individual and Representative – South African Financial Services Board.

Eugene van Rensburg, Founding Director

  • Financial markets entrepreneur and innovator for 15 years.
  • IRESS Ltd – Head of Wealth Management SA
  • Phoenix Group of Companies – Founder and Director
  • Nedbank Capital – Head of Equity Derivatives & Prime Broking
  • Sanlam Securities – Head of Derivatives
  • Executive MBA (Cum Laude) – University of Cape Town GSB
  • Fellow of the South African Institute of Financial Markets
  • Registered Stockbroker – The South African Institute of Stockbrokers
  • Professional Accountant (SA)
  • B.Com (Accounting)

James Fox

  • Finance market professional
  • Retail business entrepeneur for more than a decade years
  • Shareholder and Director of a retail group of 15 stores
  • Director for Stuttafords retail group
  • Deloitte USA and South Africa
  • CA (SA)
  • Honours in Accounting
  • BSc Business Science (Honours in Finance)

Tawuya Nhongo

  • Financial markets professional for 11 years
  • Head: Phoenix Markets Advisory
  • Nedbank CIB – Business Facilitation Manager
  • Nedbank Capital – Business Development Manager
  • Namibia Equity Brokers – Quantitative Analyst
  • Nedgroup Securities – Junior Quantitative Analyst
  • CFA Charterholder
  • MSc. Mathematical Statistics – Rhodes University

Matthew Nortier

  • Financial Markets Broker for over a decade
  • Commodity Broker at HMS Berghau and London Commodity Brokers
  • JSE Equity & Derivatives Dealer at Constant Capital and BEX Financial Services
  • JSE Trader Exam
  • Register Person Exams – South African Institute of Financial Markets
  • B.Com (Management)

Nadine Moses

  • 24 Years financial market experience and expertise
  • KPMG – Audit Manager: Financial Services and Bank Audit
  • Bank of Athens – Internal Auditor: Credit
  • Commerzbank AG – Corporate Credit Analyst
  • Nedcor Bank – Corporate Credit Analyst
  • CA (SA)
  • B.Compt (Hons)
  • Diploma in Export & Import Practice

Stefania Rocha

  • South African Exchange Control Senior Advisor for over 23 years and additional general banking industry experience for over two decades.
  • First National Bank – Exchange Control Manager
  • First National Bank – Assistant Accountant (Roodepoort and Potchefstroom Branches)
  • Barclays Bank Group Zimbabwe & Mozambique – General Banker

Joseph Whittall (Zambia)

  • Sub-Saharan Africa development entrepreneur for over a decade
  • Educore Services Ltd – Executive Director
  • Royal Group of Companies (Zambia) – Founder & CEO
    • Royal Air Charters
    • Royal Zambezi Lodge
  • Scimitar Farming Ltd – Founder & MD
  • British Army – Captain and Squadron Second in Command
  • Executive MBA (Cum Laude) – University of Cape Town GSB
  • Royal Commission, The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (England)
  • M.Eng

Sharon Fletcher, General Manager: Office Administration

  • Accountant to clients in financial services industry
  • Tower Bridge Group – Accountant
  • Boake Incorporated – Audit Manager
  • CA (SA)
  • B Compt (Honours),
  • BA (Psychology)

Jason Sequeira

  • Over a decades of media and executive management experience
  • Over a decade of small & medium enterprise development and management experience
  • Director of Solutions Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Director of Editors Ink (Pty) Ltd
  • General Manager at Times Media Group (TMG)
  • Publisher for the Sowetan and Sunday World (TMG)
  • Non-executive director Allied Media Publishing Ltd
  • Non-executive director Allied Media Distributors
  • Director Audit Bureau of Circulations SA
  • Non-executive director Sowetan Television (Pty) Ltd
  • BCom Accounting

Naresh Ashok

  • Over 20 years of experience in financial markets risk management, operations management and product development.
  • B.Com
  • MBL
  • CertITM (ACT)
  • APRM (PRMIA)

Would you like to know more about us? Contact our team today.