board of directors

Stefano Marani
Chief Executive Officer
BSc Actuarial Science, BSc Hons in Advanced Mathematics of Finance

Stefano is the Chief Executive Officer of Tetra4 Proprietary Limited (“Tetra4”), a Natural gas company with substantial natural gas reserves in the Free State of South Africa. He was part of the team which acquired Molopo Energy Limited (“Molopo”) from its previous owners and has been involved with the company in a management role since April 2013. Stefano has significant experience in the areas of structured finance and advisory. After completing his formative training with Deutsche Bank, Stefano was recruited by Morgan Stanley in London, where he was ultimately charged with building their sub-Saharan African fixed income capital markets business.

Nick Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) A+ Certified

Nick was instrumental in the acquisition of Tetra4 from Molopo in October 2013 and subsequently developed and implemented Tetra4’s vertically integrated business plan. He has extensive experience in infrastructure projects across Africa supported by a network in territories including Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.

Fulufhedzani (Fulu) Ravele
Chief Financial Officer
B Comm Financial Accounting, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, CA(SA)

Fulu obtained her CA(SA) qualification with Deloitte South Africa in 2012. She has experience in financial accounting, internal and external audit. After qualifying as a CA(SA), she was seconded to Deloitte LLP Los Angeles office as an audit senior. Fulu was appointed as a management accountant at Barclays Capital South Africa in June 2013, where she focused on reporting financial results for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) South Africa and rest of Africa. Fulu joined Molopo South Africa as Financial Director in July 2015.

Cheryl Sjoberg
BA and Bachelor of Law

Cheryl was granted admission to the High Court as a qualified advocate in 2002 (focus Private International Law, Public International Law and Maritime Law).

She also holds the position of Executive Director for a project management firm providing energy efficient solutions and custom made alternative energy solutions for commercial and state run entities. It is the only company with experience in all PV related technologies and solutions from providing PV low income housing solutions to the largest rooftop PV solution in Africa.

Khalid Patel
Environmental Management (Director)
Honors in Environmental Science (Wits) and Certificate of Competence in Project Management (GIBS)

Khalid was the Mining and Energy Unit Manager at an Environmental Consultancy for over five years. He was responsible for the compilation of the environmental management programme for the Molopo Production Right Application. Khalid has experience in the areas of environmental modeling, rehabilitation, closure costing, auditing, and risk assessment. As such he has undertaken numerous works for listed companies including PetroSA, Gem Diamonds, Exxaro, and Samancor. Khalid also has significant experience as a development consultant having worked for the Royal Bafokeng Nations implementation arm – Moumo Integrated Development in the development of projects aimed at the optimal re-use of mining land. At present, Khalid is completing his MSc in the Animal, Plant and Environmental School at Wits University.