• Full Name: Malose Kekana
  • Position: CEO of Pareto (Pty) Ltd

Malose is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand with a BCom in Finance.
Malose was the lead promoter during the acquisition of 24% shareholding in the Group by Belelani Capital and subsequently assumed the Group CEO position in the company.

He has over 23 years’ experience in the finance and banking industry. He started his banking career with Standard Bank.
He thereafter joined RMB, working in Risk Control, Corporate Finance and spent most of his career as a member of RMB Ventures, the private equity division.

Malose was the founding CEO of the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, a government Development Funding Institution, which was subsequently incorporated into the National Youth Development Agency. This entity was responsible for investing over R2 billion in youth skills and SMME development initiatives.
He is currently serving as chairman of Ithala SOC Limited, the KZN provincial banking institution. He was appointed to the Group Board in 2016