Our People

Investment Manager and Director

Elmien Wagenaar, CFA

Elmien has over 17 years experience in analysing and investing in hedge funds.

Prior to establishing THINK.CAPITAL in 2013, she was employed at Citadel Wealth Management for the majority of her professional life. As a Senior Investment Professional in the asset management team she was collectively responsible for R25bn of Private Client Investments.

She obtained both her BSc Hons and MSc in Applied Mathematics degrees (cum laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. Her thesis (Asset allocation in the South African context) was awarded the prize for the Best project in the Honours Category of the 1999 Operations Research Student Competition by the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA). The subject for her MSc thesis was Quantitative and Qualitative Measures in Fund Manager Selection - the research performed for this thesis laid a strong technical foundation to build on throughout her professional career to date.

She became a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder in 2005.

Elmien Wagenaar

Investment Analyst

Kobus Jansen van Vuuren

Kobus graduated with a BCom Mathematical Sciences degree from the University of Stellenbosch, having majored in Financial Risk Management and is currently a CFA level II candidate.

He is responsible for supporting the THINK.CAPITAL investment decision making process through the analysis of potential and current underlying hedge funds as well as the overall risk monitoring of our solutions. He is also tasked to ensure constant improvement in providing our clients accessibility of information.

Kobus Jansen van Vuuren


Johan du Preez

Johan is an experienced CEO and is well known for his turnaround expertise.

He began his career in the USA (California, 1991) where he specialised in the turnaround of large retail “drug” stores (for American Drug Stores, a retail group that owned more than 700 stores). He then moved on to managed healthcare (medical insurance and risk management) and was part of a core team that created a national claims processor (RxAmerica) allowing pharmacies to submit their claims to medical insurers online and in real-time (via a satellite link).

Upon his return to South Africa he was instrumental in the turnaround of Sanlam Health (health insurance, CEO 1999 – 2001), led Glacier by Sanlam (retail investments, CEO 2002 – 2004) and headed the start-up of the financing company Quince Capital (CEO 2006 – 2009).

He recently acted as the CEO of the then JSE listed pharmaceutical company Cipla Medpro South Africa (August 2012 to June 2013) and during this time concluded a R4.5bn transaction with Cipla India that saw the delisting of Cipla Medpro. During his involvement with the Sanlam group he served on the Executive committees of Sanlam Life and Sanlam Investment Management.

Johan obtained the degree M. Pharm in 1989 (University of Pretoria) and holds an MBA from National University in San Diego, California (1996).

Johan du Preez

Physical Address:
Unit F12, Willowbridge Centre
39 Carl Cronjé Drive
Tyger Valley
Cape Town, South Africa

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