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Ron den BESTEN

Independent Director

Ron is the CEO of Growth Capital Partners, a long term PE vehicle of a selected group of high net worth individuals, investing in growth SME’s in Southern Africa.


He is also a member of the FNB Commercial Credit Committee and the Stellar Specialised Lending Credit Committee. Ron has in depth exposure and insight into the senior debt, property , and trade finance structures, security evaluations and covenant determinators of some of the largest Southern African listed and unlisted Corporates.

Ron is also a Independent Member of the Norfund Agribusiness Advisory Board


He has over 20 years of private equity experience gained from institutions such as Gensec Bank Ltd where he was Head of Private Equity managing a R 3 billion portfolio. From 2004 to 2016 , Ron was with The Abraaj Group, a leading international private equity group with US$10bn assets under management, and was responsible for the $386 million Aureos Africa Fund’s Southern Africa region and the US$50 million Aureos Southern Africa Fund.