Advisory Board Members

David Suratgar

David Suratgar is a board member of BMCE (Morocco) and Vice Chairman of Othman Benjelloun’s investment holding company.

He served as director and deputy chairman of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell International and was in charge of their African activities ex South Africa. He is a director of Global Alumina Inc., Lead International, Fortune Funds Ltd. and Garsington Opera Ltd. and serves on the advisory board of Taylor-DeJongh Inc.

David is an international lawyer and banker, educated at Oxford and Columbia Universities. He is a former senior lawyer at the World Bank and special adviser to the European Investment Bank, the Bank of England and the European Commission.


Georg Mehl

Georg Mehl was former Ceo of Wüstenrot and Württembergische Versicherung and board member of Allianz.

Georg Mehl in his current capacity is non-executive Chairman of Hospital Engineering Africa and is actively involved with German companies involved with the Afrika Verein. He sits on the executive committee of Baden Badener Unternehmergespräche a forum of leading German businessmen.



Guy Maugis  

Guy Maugis was over 10 years Ceo of Robert Bosch France and is currently President of the Franco–German Chamber of Commerce as well as being on the board of Constellium, KPS, ALIXIO et IAC.

He has a particular strong understanding of the automotive, industrial sectors and sectors such as the glass industry. Has a strong understanding of both the German and French business culture.


Div Geering

Div Geering has many years of business experience in Corporate Finance as Managing Director and Executive Chairman of Standard Merchant Bank. Vice Chairman of Gensec Bank since 2002.

Member of the Board of Directors at Business Partners Ltd. (Rupert family), Global Technology, Eskom Enterprises Ltd. And United Plantations Africa Ltd.