Samantha Pokroy

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sanari Capital

Samantha Pokroy

Samantha Pokroy

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sanari Capital

Overview
Career Highlights

Sanari Capital

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157

Number of Boards

5

Number of Awards

1

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Investment Principal at Sanari Capital

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Strategic Partner & Investment Committee Member at Sanari Capital

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Director at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs

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Non-Executive Director at Sanari Capital

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Owner at Two Bear Management

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Managing Director at DAG Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Clickatell, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Clickatell, Inc.

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Investment Associate at Sanari Capital

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Chief Executive Officer at Ethos Private Equity Ltd.

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Samantha Pokroy
Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sanari Capital
Education
MBA, Honours

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University. The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation, after the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.

Career History
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
2013 - Current

Sanari Capital invests in companies in the lower- and middle-market in South Africa and selectively in other African markets. The firm partners with founder-run, owner-managed and family-owned businesses with a scale-up agenda with a focus on sustainability, scalability and saleability.They focus on key sectors like consumer services and supplies, retail, business and industrial services & supplies, technology, renewable green solutions and healthcare & education.

Principal
2006 - Prior

Ethos is an active manager which invests in a wide variety of transaction types including LBOs, LBIs, public-to-private transactions, financial acquisitions, turnarounds, growth buyouts and expansion and replacement capital. Their geographic focus is on South Africa.The firm typically invests ZAR 0.2-1 billion in acquisition opportunities, primarily seeking value-creation opportunities arising from catalysts such as divestiture of non-core assets, sector consolidation, development of family-owned businesses, high growth sectors, operational improvement of underperforming assets and ownership change.Ethos generally takes majority or significant minority stakes in their investee companies and occupies non-executive positions on their boards of directors. They prefer to make very large acquisitions with strategic investor partners.

Consultant
Prior

Stern Stewart & Co. is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm provides management consulting services. It was founded by Bennett Stewart.

Boards & Committees
Executive Director
Current

Sanari Capital invests in companies in the lower- and middle-market in South Africa and selectively in other African markets. The firm partners with founder-run, owner-managed and family-owned businesses with a scale-up agenda with a focus on sustainability, scalability and saleability.They focus on key sectors like consumer services and supplies, retail, business and industrial services & supplies, technology, renewable green solutions and healthcare & education.

Director
Current

Atio Corp. (Pty) Ltd. is a South African private company located in Rivonia that operates in several countries. The firm provides information technology services focused on the telecommunications industry.

Director
Prior - 2015

Clickatell, Inc. provides mobile messaging services. It offers developers' central, an interface to global short message services (SMS) gateway that allows users to manage various SMS API connections, monitor campaigns, do reporting, make online payments, receive invoices, add sub-users, and more;; provides additional APIs and code scripts for use with various interfaces and support integration with product documents; allows APIs to integrate various systems or applications with global SMS messaging gateway; and adds SMS short codes. The company was founded by Pieter de Villiers, Patrick Lawson, Casper de Villiers and Danie du Toit in June 2000 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Awards & Honors
CFA Charter Holder
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