Johannes joined Maris Capital as a partner in 2010. Following Maris Africa Fund’s conversion into an investment holding company in 2014, he became interim CFO for Maris Ltd. He now sits as the Commercial Director of Maris Ltd and is responsible for new investments.
Johannes previously spent seven years at UBS Investment Bank, working in global equites, where he had a particular focus on socially responsible investments and was involved in the listing of various renewables companies, including the largest European IPO in 2008, EDP Renovaveis.
Maris is an operationally-focused investment holding company and has started up or turned around 16 out of 18 of its businesses. It has investments in eight African countries; Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Angola, DRC, Rwanda and South Sudan. Maris actively invests in four key strategic divisions; property services, business services, mining, and agriculture and forestry.
Johannes sits on the board and heads the audit committee of Tatepa, a listed Tanzanian tea and avocado producer and small hydro developer, Untu, a privately held microfinance business in Zimbabwe and EFG Hermes Pakistan, a listed Pakistani investment bank.
Johannes graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Magdalen College, Oxford.