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Team Member: Mark Booysen

Bright Light Solar VCC team - Mark Booysen

B.Comm, B.Acc, CA(SA)
Company Secretary

Mark completed his articles with Price Waterhouse. Following completion of his articles Mark developed a strong career in the banking sector, initially with Allied Bank and then with Rand Merchant Bank, Barclays Bank Plc and First National Bank. He has experience in the specialised investment area and was the Financial Director of a JSE listed Investment Company.

Mark has a very strong understanding of corporate, investment and private banking products and functions. He is particularly strong in specialised structured and corporate finance solutions. He has strong knowledge of local and African banking environments. He has excellent relationship management skills and enjoys interacting with clients. This is coupled with exceptional leadership skills. Mark was involved in establishing two Funds for investment purposes – one in Mauritius and one local fund.

Mark has sat on the FirstRand’s Enterprise Development Investment Committee as member to determine the fund’s investment into various enterprise development opportunities as presented by Edge Growth Fund Managers.

Mark helped list a special acquisition company (SPAC) on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that is an Investment Holding Company, investing in the energy sector. Mark fulfilled the role of Financial Director/Chief Financial Officer of the company, establishing the accounting and reporting systems and ensuring the operational capability of the company. The Company became a fully-fledged mainboard listed company in March 2017.

Mark currently advises companies covering areas such as business rescue, capital structuring, corporate finance, raising capital and governance and compliance requirements.

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