Mohamed CassimMohamed Cassim

South Africa



Occupational Information

Job Title: Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Africa Climate Ventures

Professional History

Mohamed leads fundraising and investing at Africa Climate Ventures. Prior to founding Africa Climate Ventures, Mohamed Founded and was the Managing Partner of Abacus Advisory and Abacus Financial Crime Advisory in South Africa. At Abacus, Mohamed facilitated the drafting of South Africa’s National Treasury strategy between 2006 and 2015. Mohamed has also long been an investor in early-stage businesses, most notably in the rapidly growing African Fintech MFS Africa, where he currently chairs the Board of Directors. Mohamed holds an MBA from Bond University (Australia) and a Masters-level diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Oxford.


Master of Business Administration degree from Bond University Financial Risk Management (FRM) qualification.


2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Business Administration, Consulting, Governance, Finance, Change- Management, Economics, Strategic Management


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.