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PO Box 15757
8018 Vlaeburg
Tel: 27 73 740 7871
Tel: 27 82 556 0240
Tel: 27 21 791 4100

John Blake, Partner

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John Blake, B.Sc & B.Comm, has 14 years corporate finance and private equity experience in emerging markets. He has executed transactions in Africa, China and India. John was the Africa manager for a London listed Sino-India based private equity fund and subsequently a partner in an emerging market focussed private equity fund in China, Africa and India.

His consulting and project-based experience is complimented by a history of entrepreneurship by starting, building and exiting two successful technology start-ups. John has executed transactions in the technology, industrial, media, renewable energy and natural resource sectors.

He is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is currently learning Mandarin.

Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini, Partner

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Mario is a lawyer, businessmen and politician.

A graduate of Rome University and Georgetown Law Centre, he practiced commercial law in Washington DC. in both legal and venture capital firms and constitutional law for a US NGO assisting foreign governments and leaders.

Mario has established and run businesses and companies in the United States, South Africa and Vietnam. He played a key role in one of the largest construction projects in China spanning over 10 years.

As a politician, he spent ten years in the South African government as a Cabinet Advisor, including two years negotiating and creating the current post apartheid South African constitution. He now serves as a Member of Parliament with a Committee portfolio that includes; Trade & Industry, Finance, Public Enterprise and Justice.