BSc. Engineering (Hons) – University of Cape Town Financial Risk Manager – Global Association of Risk Professionals Lelo is the founding CEO of Ata Capital. Prior to his current position, he was Head of Debt Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank AG, Johannesburg Branch. He began his career with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) as a Transactor in Debt Capital Markets and later became a Transactor in Acquisition and Leveraged Finance where he focused specifically on Private Equity firms – providing debt and quasi-equity structuring and financing solutions for their acquisitions. While at RMB, he was appointed as Executive Assistant to the CEOs of FirstRand and FirstRand Bank. Lelo also worked for Morgan Stanley’s Securitised Product Group in London and as a Transactor (on secondment) at the Makalani Management Company, following the departures of the CEO and CIO of the business.