Our Team

  • Nkosi Ncube

    Managing Director

    Nkosi has a passion for consulting and specialist advisory. He is the founder of the Contrarians Group. He has extensive experience in the sourcing and implementation of financial transactions garnered while working for financial institutions and specialist advisory boutiques.

     

    He previously worked for Old Mutual Specialised Finance (OMSFIN) and Nedbank where he was responsible for deal source and structuring, derivatives, credit risk as well as the public sector relationships. He is also experienced in debt and capital markets, financing of B-BBEE deals, formation of funds, property finance, valuations as well as mergers and acquisitions.

     

    Nkosi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree Accounts.

  • Ndodana Dewa

    Consultant

    Ndodana is the principal management consultant at Contrarians. He has played a significant role in driving business growth and profitability, as well as facilitating the development of business strategies within the company. He has vast experience in banking, finance and corporate training and consulting,accumulated while working at the Reserve Bank, First National Bank and Standard Bank respectively.

     

    He has also worked with several small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and a number of public sector departments in the field of finance and entrepreneurship, where he assisted in strategy development and the restructuring of financial investments.

     

    Ndodana holds a Masters degree in Commercial Business Management, Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Banking and a Banking diploma.

  • Dharmendra (Dee) Luksmidas

    Consultant

    For the past 16 years, Dee has been consulting in the area of Value Based management (VBM) and Corporate Strategic Planning, specialising in financial modelling and the development of tools for executive decision support.

     

    He has vast experience in building detailed financial models for strategic planning, feasibility studies, executive incentive schemes design, EVA™(Economic Value Added) implementations, ROV (Real Options Valuation) and information technology solutions for shareholder value initiatives.

     

    Dee was previously a manager in the Valuation & Strategy practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) corporate finance.

     

    Dee has a BSc degree in Mathematics and Economics and a BCom (Hons) degree in Operations Research.

  • Walter Ho

    Consultant

    Walter’s core skills and expertise are in corporate and financial strategy, business planning and forecasting and financial modelling and analysis.

     

    Walter was previously a manager in the Valuation & Strategy practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) corporate finance. He has experience in various aspects of Shareholder Value Management (SVM) and Value Based Management (VBM), including the building of detailed financial and value models, as well as incentive scheme implementations.

     

    Walter holds a BCom (Business Management) degree, a BCompt (Hons) (Accounting and Audit) degree, and a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL).

  • Patricia Lindelwa Makoni

    Consultant

    Patricia Lindelwa Makoni has vast experience in finance and investment, focused on corporateexecutive financial planning, corporate banking, credit analysis, risk management, investment and financial management. She has worked with a number of companies where she rolled out a number of financial solutions. She has lectured in financial management at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has also published a number of journal-accredited articles.

     

    Patricia is currently studying towards a PhD in international finance.

     

    She holds a Masters degree in Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Finance. Patricia also serves as an external examiner for Masters degrees and is a member of Ethics South Africa.

     

    "Uniquely Contrarian"

     

    We question the norm and defy the ordinary. We have an ability to achieve extraordinary results by assessing economic inputs differently. We explore opportunities that are tailor made to suit our customers, take advantage of and leverage on market disparities as well as develop financial strategies focused on future growth prospects for our clients.

“Uniquely Contrarian”

 

We question the norm and defy the ordinary. We have an ability to achieve extraordinary results by assessing economic inputs differently. We explore opportunities that are tailor made to suit our customers, take advantage of and leverage on market disparities as well as develop financial strategies focused on future growth prospects for our clients.

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