Grant Colin Kurland: Non-Executive Chairman
Grant studied for three years towards a Bachelor in Business Science in Actuarial Science at UCT before joining Nando’s in 1992, where he developed Nando’s franchises abroad, including several African countries. In 1999, he joined Credit Direct, a micro-credit operation, which was acquired by ABIL in 2000. Grant was appointed the head of sales at ABIL, and was responsible for designing its branch and mobile business models, which have become the benchmark in the South African micro-lending industry. Grant co-founded Bayport Management Ltd together with Stuart Stone, and is now the joint group CEO of Bayport Management Ltd.
Bryan Arlow: Group Country Director
Bryan is a Chartered Accountant with previous experience across the global banking sector. He joined Bayport Management Limited in 2004 and for 11 years fulfilled the role of Bayport CFO. This role expanded to include Credit, Risk, Financial modelling and Legal and Compliance at a Group level. Bryan was appointed as CEO of Bayport South Africa in May 2015 and in August 2018 he handed over the reins to Alfred Ramosedi in order to resume a leadership role in Bayport Management Limited as Group COO, which function includes overseeing the Bayport South Africa operation from a Group perspective. Bryan participates on the Bayport SA Exco in an oversight and support role and is a non-Executive Director of Bayport SA.
Stuart Stone: Non-Executive Director
Stuart, a chartered accountant and a highly successful entrepreneur, is currently the joint group CEO of Bayport Management Ltd. Stuart was a founding shareholder in several successful businesses including Credit Direct, a joint venture with African Bank Investments Limited [ABIL]. Upon selling the remaining equity to ABIL, Stuart and the rest of his team joined ABIL and helped bed down their various acquisitions and strategies. Stuart co-founded Bayport together with Grant Kurland.
Justin Chola: Non-Executive Director
Justin Chola holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University, USA as well as a Bachelor of Science (B Sc) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Justin has a wealth of experience in the financial services and information technology sectors acquired in various key management positions. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bayport Financial Services Zambia.
Reabetswe Nosi: Non-Executive Director
With more than 6 years of private equity experience, Rea is currently responsible for the investment execution and management of the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited (“PIC”) Private Equity medium and large cap portfolio. She joined the PIC in 2009 and has been involved in transactions across various sectors including, logistics, FMCG, construction, property, financial services and media transactions. Rea graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree in 2005 from the University of Johannesburg and has an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.