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MD and co-founder at Secha Capital
Rushil Vallabh is MD and co-founder of Secha Capital, an impact investing company focusing on funding and supporting SMEs. Secha Capital was founded to support SMEs who are the drivers of economic growth and job creation in South Africa. Secha's innovative model provides patient capital to SMEs that are at the inflection point for growth and also provides on-the-ground, day-to-day support to entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their businesses.
Rushil has experience in a variety of industries, from engineering to financial services and most recently consulting. As a consultant with Bain & Company, he worked across practice areas as well as a diverse range of clients. Key projects included: post merger integration within financial services, strategy within public sector and FMCG, and decision effectiveness within Telecoms. Prior to Bain he worked as a Product Specialist for FNB's mobile money service 'eWallet', which had received awards for best payment initiative in 2012. His career began as an Aeronautical Engineer at CSIR, after graduating from Wits. He has also been recognised as part of the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2017 class and the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.