The company has an exceptionally skilled team of specialists drawn from legal and corporate finance, property development and management, procurement and logistics, construction services and materials, and broad based business fraternity with considerable experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition, where required through a network of affiliate specialists in South Africa, Mauritius, London and Dubai. Skills Transfer has excess to a broad network of resources including financial institutions, EPC Contractors, architects, engineers, and specialized services to meet any particular objectives of their customers.
Current Sectors of Expertise
¬ Real Estate and Construction Sector
¬ Wholesale and Retail Sector
¬ Agricultural Sector
¬ Mining Sector
¬ Financial Institutions
¬ Power and Energy Sector
¬ Manufacturing Sector
¬ Agro-processing Sector
Suhayl is a seasoned banker and corporate lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from Brunel University, United Kingdom and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Finance, USA. Suhayl is a Senior Advocate having been admitted to the bar 20 years ago and has practiced as corporate lawyer representing top tier clients such as Total, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, EIB, DEG, FMO FNB Zambia, Zambian Breweries, Zambeef, Farmers House Plc, …etc.. Suhayl has conducted high profile litigation including Supreme Court matters and all aspects of civil law including company law, capital markets, banking and securitisations, employment law, family law, including realisations and enforcement of securities.
In addition, to his legal skills Suhayl also has substantial corporate finance experience as an adept senior banker and turnaround specialist having worked as a Corporate Recovery Manager & Development Consultant for Deloitte and as a Senior Corporate Banker at Barclays Bank & Corporate Vice President at Citibank. He has also worked for several years in the financing structures for Eastpark Mall, Jacaranda Mall, Acacia Park, Saddle Yard etc.. and Mergers & Acquisitions of large commercial and residential real estate projects, agricultural operations and telecoms in Zambia and the sub-Saharan region.
Given Suhayl’s diverse training and varied experience the combination of his legal and financial skills coupled with his extensive network across varied industries enable Skills Transfer to deliver unparalleled advisory services to clients.
Jatin is a qualified accountant, registered with ZICA and highly experienced with Financial Structuring and capital raising transactions. He has worked in audit at Moores Rowland and expanded his skills and experience through work in various sectors in Zambia, including agriculture and agri-processing at Zambeef and franchised fast food restaurants of Nandos and Debonairs. He has also overseen the operations of a large quarry operations as financial controller for a large group of companies which also included large property developments, including East Park Mall, Acacia Park, Jacaranda Mall, and large townhouse complexes. He was integral in the sourcing and structuring of the finance for these developments and the merger transaction with one of the largest REIT’s in Southern Africa.
Jatin is adept at conducting due diligence exercises and is a skilled negotiator in large corporate transactions. He is well acquainted with several of the multi-national banks operating in Southern Africa and with his varied experience and network provides Skills Transfer with a varied set of services to provide their clients in these dynamic environments.
Vanessa is highly experienced in property development, property management and leasing of commercial and residential properties. She also has substantial experience in the construction services and materials industry, the retail sector, and the logistics and transport industry having worked with large operational organisations, which include East Park Mall, Jacaranda Mall, Acacia Park, Saddle Yard, SPAR, VS Cargo, Zambeef Plc, Handyman’s Paradise, and Woolworths. She has substantial experience in managing teams to design and launch construction projects across Zambia and then subsequently tenant and manage the large commercial developments including designing the service level agreements to achieve substantial economies of scale and enhanced returns to shareholders.
She is specialised at delivery and coordinating various teams to ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently. Vanessa is adept at implementing turn-key construction projects, logistics and supply chain management across the region having implemented numerous design and development of new branches and re-modelling of existing buildings to deliver a modern finish.
Through her experience Vanessa, has established an extensive global network of hardware, soft furnishing suppliers, clearing agents, construction companies, specialised contractors and other services providers, and transporters. She is adept at leading teams and will ensure that any project is managed efficiently and effectively.