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South Africa



Occupational Information

Occupation: Finance attorney

Occupational Position: Associate at Allen & Overy LLP

Professional History

Ben is an associate at Allen & Overy LLP, an international law firm with a strong African presence. He specialises in the fields of mergers and acquisitions and banking and finance and has been involved in a number of large cross-border corporate and funding deals. The foundation of Ben’s academic background is in fields of finance and economics but, ultimately, he elected to pursue a career in law.

Over the course of his academic and professional career, Ben has participated in a number of community outreach programs and he is particularly passionate about the improvement of access to education. He has taught Grade 3 children in Khayalitsha and provided legal assistance to the underprivileged.



Business Science (Hons) and an LLB from the University of Cape Town



2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow