Group Chief Executive of Imara Holdings
Tom is a Managing Partner of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He founded Ambrian in 2001 and was CEO until 2011. He successfully built and grew Ambrian into London’s leading investment bank in the mid and small cap natural resources sector with a particular focus on financing projects throughout Africa. Ambrian was a member firm of the London Stock Exchange and during Tom’s leadership raised over US$ 1.8 billion for 90 growth companies. Ambrian was also active in asset management, principal investment and physical commodities. Prior to founding Ambrian, Tom was a Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Robert Fleming/ JP Morgan Chase.
Tom holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Sussex.
Group Finance Director of Imara Holdings [BCom]
Dave Stone has over 15 years experience in the financial services sector at director and executive management level, primarily within the southern African region. During the past decade he has played a leading role in the expansion and consolidation of regional banking operations, initially for the udc Group of companies and latterly for African Banking Corporation.
Director, Head of Business Development: Asset Management
Executive Director of Imara Holdings Limited and a founder of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa whose main investment is Imara Holdings Limited. Over 20 years financial services experience in Africa and the UK.
Has been involved with the Wulfsohn family interests in various sectors across Central and Southern Africa over many years. Former Director of The Stenham Group, for 15 years. Led the transformation of Stenham from a multi-family office with US$1billion AUM into an institutional fund manager with US$6.5billion AUM. Held roles in London as Head of Business Development and COO of Asset Management and in Johannesburg being responsible for trade finance.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked at Arthur Andersen, London, in the Corporate Financial Services and Turnaround division; Holds the Investment Management Certificate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research, London and a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University.
Head of Asset Management [BA (Hons) Economics]
John Legat heads up the Asset Management operations of the Imara Group. He is based in Zimbabwe where he is also the chief executive of Imara Asset Management Zimbabwe which he established in 1998. This business is currently one of the leading pension fund and private client asset managers in Zimbabwe. John has extensive global experience gained from his thirteen years at GT Asset Management (UK) Ltd where he specialised in European equities before joining the Global Emerging Markets team at GT in 1990. In 1995 he launched and managed the GT Africa Fund, one of the first mutual funds of its kind. He is the manager of the Imara African Opportunities Fund and the Imara Africa Series.
Head of Imara’s new private Equity business
Hector Fleming is a founder of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa and has over 10 years of private equity experience across Africa and other emerging markets. He is a Director of The Johannesburg Land Company Limited, Clover Alloys SA Limited, GoldMoney Networks Limited and Netagio Holdings Limited. Mr Fleming is a former director of Standard Chartered Bank’s private equity coverage team out of London with a central focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and was previously in the banks’ private equity group, investing growth capital from the bank’s balance sheet and 3rd party funds into private equity opportunities in the emerging Asian economies.
He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Head: Trust Administration & Custodial Services
Preetam holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Buckingham (U.K) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Leicester (U.K). He joined the offshore financial services sector back in 1994, where for 7 years he worked as Manager at the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority which eventually became the Financial Services Commission in 2001. He was also Manager of the Financial Services Promotion Agency for another 3 years. He was subsequently appointed as General Manager of SIC Management Services, a subsidiary of the State Investment Corporation which is the investment arm of the Government of Mauritius. In 2005, he set up his Trust Company operation which through mergers and acquisitions developed into Imara Trust.
Preetam is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).