Our Story 

Meet The Team

Personalised service, years of experience and deep technical expertise.

JOSH LOOTS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Email
josh@dgcapital.co.za

Contact number
+27 82 333 0772

Education
BCom (University of PE), BCom Hons (University of SA),CA (SA), CFA, FRM, SEP (Wits/Harvard) (1999), Mathematical Modelling of Derivatives (2001)

Career
Josh joined DG Capital as a director in 2010 and was subsequently appointed as CEO in 2015. Josh was instrumental in driving DG Capital’s evolution from an advisory business to a diversified financial services group. Josh plays a fundamental role in developing the strategic direction of the business and also oversees the various divisions of the Company.

Prior to joining DG Capital, Josh was an executive director of Tiger Wheels Limited and Tiger Automotive Limited (both previously listed on the JSE Securities Exchange).

NEIL DAITZ
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email
neil@dgcapital.co.za

Contact number
+27 83 442 6974

Education
BCom Hons (University of the Witwatersrand)
CA (SA), CFA

Career
Neil founded DG Capital in 2003 as a niche financial advisory business and has played an instrumental role in developing the Company into a diversified financial services group. Neil fulfils various leadership roles in the business and currently heads DG Capital’s Working Capital Finance division.

Prior to establishing DG Capital, Neil served as a director of Arthur Andersen’s Corporate Finance practice in Johannesburg.

LIOR GOLDSTEIN
CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email
lior@dgcapital.co.za

Contact number
+27 82 686 2957

Education
BAcc (University of the Witwatersrand)
CA (SA), CFA

Career
Lior co-founded DG Capital in 2003 as a niche financial advisory business and has played a key role in building the Company into a diversified financial services group. Lior fulfils various leadership roles in the business and currently heads DG Capital’s Corporate Finance division.

Prior to joining DG Capital, Lior held positions at Credit Suisse First Boston in London and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Finance practice in Johannesburg.

LAWRENCE KATZEFF
DIRECTOR

Email
Lawrence@dgcapital.co.za

Contact number
+27 72 1291 630

Education
BAcc
MCom (University of the Witwatersrand)
CA (SA)

Career
Lawrence joined DG Capital in 2011 and is an executive in the Incentives division specialising in automotive incentives.

Prior to joining DG Capital, Lawrence gained a variety of experience in the property and financial services industries. Lawrence served his articles at Grant Thornton and was a junior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Non-Executive Directors

OLIVER PETERSEN

CHAIRMAN

Career
Oliver joined Thesele in 2015 and is an Executive Director responsible for sourcing, executing and managing Thesele portfolio companies. Before joining Thesele, he was a senior deal executive at CapitalWorks Private Equity, CEO of Brait’s Alternative Equity Partners and chief operating officer of Circle Capital Ventures. Oliver is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and he is also a former secretary-general of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.

SELLO MOLOKO

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Career
Sello has a wealth of business experience gained over more than 28 years in financial services, investment management and employee benefits. He is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Thesele Group, a diversified investment holding company. He is the independent non-executive chairman of JSE listed company Telkom and independent non-executive director and Chairman-designate of ABSA with effect from 1 December 2021. He also currently serves as non-executive director on the boards of Prudential Investment Managers and DG Capital.

He was previously Chair of the Alexander Forbes Group (executive), Sibanye-Stillwater and General Reinsurance Africa, and was CEO of Old Mutual Asset Managers.

Sello is a trustee of the UCT Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation where he chairs the Investment Committee.

NONHLANHLA KHUMALO

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Career
Nonhlanhla joined the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa in 2016 as a senior investigator and subsequently a Manager in the Tariff Investigations Division. Nonhlanhla has played a fundamental role in the administration of various incentive programmes particularly the Automotive Production Development Programme at ITAC and Black Business Supplier Development Programme under the Department of Trade Industry and Competition.

She currently manages Policy Strategy and Research at the Port Regulator of South Africa which is responsible for the economic regulation of the South African ports system.

Education:
BCom Investment Management (University of Pretoria)
BCom(Hons) Financial Management: Option Investments (University of Pretoria)
Currently: Masters of Philosophy, Industrial Policy (University of Johannesburg)

Strategic Advisor

HUBERT BRODY

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Career
Hubert acquired a minority interest in DG Capital in 2015 and served as the Company’s Chairman between 2015 and 2018.

Hubert was an executive director at the Sanlam Limited and held the role of Chief Executive: Personal Finance. Prior to that Hubert was the Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Holdings Limited.

Hubert serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Nedbank Limited and Woolworths Holdings Limited.

Education
BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)