Behind our success and growth are dedicated individuals who turn Kwande’s values into reality.


Deon Dhlomo

Deon is the founder of the Kwande Group. He started his career as a process engineer at Shell and BP refineries and later joined McKinsey & Co. as a consultant. Over the years, Deon has focused on advising clients, trading commodities and building businesses in the energy space. He holds a BSc Engineering (Chemical) (UCT) and an MBA (UCT).


Shakes Matiwaza

Shakes is an experienced investment banker and private equity practitioner. Previously a director in the Investment Banking team at Standard Bank, his core skill is in deal execution, investment management and general corporate finance (mergers and acquisitions). He has sat on a number of boards of directors of listed and unlisted companies. He holds a BSc Engineering (Chemical) (UCT), a BCom (UNISA) and an MBA (UCT).