Location: Based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jo Roberts holds a BA Econ (Hon) Degree from the University of Cape Town. She started her career in London, working for the SFA (Securities and Futures Authority) and for Fortis Investment Bank – London. Thereafter she joined Banc ABC as a Portfolio Manager with specific focus on regional expansion in Zimbabwe and Zambia. She has worked a consultant to Rand Merchant Bank and other corporate clients in Southern Africa, focusing on FX solutions and broking in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
From 2008 until 2016 Jo was managing all FX and trade solutions for ETG, a large agri commodity supply chain manager based in Africa. She was their Country Director for Zimbawe.
Jo will be focusing on regional financial services expansion and business development for Barak Advisory (stockbroking, asset management, corporate finance and exotic/illiquid FX solutions in Africa). She can also assist in regional solutions and vetting as she is well networked and understands these markets having headed up IETC Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd for 5 years.
With her experience in grass roots Agri development and processing/value add infrastructure projects (with a commercial benefit). She brings a wealth of experience in trading in Africa (commodities as well as financial solutions) and has a solid financial understanding of doing business in Africa. She has operated from both sides of the fence as it were, financial institutions and from a corporate point of view.