A member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Chartered Accountant (South Africa); Certificate in Mathematical Modelling of Derivatives; Hons. BCompt. (University of South Africa); BCompt. (Accounting with Distinction) (University of South Africa). Pius is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Makata Investment Services, a London Based firm focussed on facilitating and promoting Impact Investment into Sub Saharan Africa with a primary focus on the Southern African Region and offering a suite of advisory services covering Corporate Finance Advisory, M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Project Finance, Structured Finance, PPP's, Privatisations, Commercialisations, Turnaround & Restructuring, Trade Finance, Project Management and Business Analysis. Pius has worked at and consulted to a number of major financial services and technology institutions including Ernst & Young, Credit Suisse, UBS, Barclays Capital, Barclays Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, NM Rothschild & Sons, BFT Linedata, Northern Trust, Lloyds Banking Group, Gatehouse Bank, Deutsche Bank - Private Bank, Deutsche Bank - Investment Bank, Renaissance Capital, Société Générale (Hambros), Tech Data Corporation, Resource Global Professionals, Legerity Financials & Telenor.