Sifiso Shongwe founded Qual Capital Management in April 2013. He is currently the CEO of Qual Capital
Management. In this role he is responsible for the P&L and strategic vision of the business.
From 2009 to 2013 he held the position of Head of Barclays / Absa Mortgage Loans managing a ZAR 221
billion balance sheet (the largest balance sheet for the group).
Prior to Barclays / Absa he was Senior Partner at Ernst & Young from 2005 to 2009 responsible for
Mergers & Acquisitions and Infrastructure Finance for the Africa Region.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Sifiso served in various positions in a number of financial institutions in
the USA and the UK such as Colonial Bank and N.M. Rothschild.
Sifiso, a South African national has over 20 years of credit, operations and front office experience across
retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking. His successes have been achieved largely due to
the convergence of his deep strategic insight, in-depth experience across multiple operational and
product areas and keen ability to drive implementation. He has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to
optimize a business within a challenging regulatory environment in both the up and down cycle,
involving dynamically adjusting the operating model in the down cycle whilst focusing on costs to ensure
the continued organic growth of the business.
His most recent achievement was building Absa Mortgages to a position of market leadership with
regards to efficiencies and profitability. Sifiso was also the lead advisor to the Government of
Mozambique on the Infrastructure Journal 2007 African Power Deal of the Year, the 2085MW
Hydroelectrica Cahora Bassa restructuring finance involving the successful placement of over US$950
million in subordinated debt.