Meet Our Speaker

Fani Titi

As Investec Group chief executive, Fani leads an international banking and wealth business with  primary operations in South Africa and the United Kingdom and a presence in financial capitals  across the globe. Fani’s professional involvement with Investec began in 2002 when he joined  the Investec Limited board. He went on to serve as non-executive chair of the Investec Group  from 2011 until 2018, then as joint CEO, alongside Hendrik du Toit, in the lead-up to the  successful demerger of Investec’s asset management business, which was separately listed as  Ninety One in March 2020. 

Prior to his executive role at Investec, Fani was a founding member of the private investment  group Kagiso Trust Investments Limited and later co-founded Kagiso Media Limited where, as  chief executive officer, he led the public offering on the JSE. He subsequently founded the Tiso  Group, where he served as executive chair until 2008 and oversaw the merger of the two  investment entities to form Kagiso Tiso Holdings. 

In 2019, Fani was one of only two South African CEOs to be invited by the Secretary General of  the United Nations to join the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) CEO alliance,  tasked with identifying and promoting financing solutions in support of the United Nations  Sustainable Development Goals. 

A mathematician by training, Fani holds a BSc Hons (cum laude) from the University of Fort Hare,  an MA in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Wits Business  School.