“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

Michael Rodenburg

Founder & Entrepreneur 

Michael is a global CEO with international experience in building and scaling businesses, global expansion, M&A and restructuring of private equity backed businesses, listed joint ventures and family businesses. Michael’s current activities include international and local start-ups in South Africa, Namibia, Europe and the US, as well as retail and office property investments. Michael’s expertise at Loxworth lies in identifying entrepreneurial initiatives and structuring deals in a flexible and creative manner to ensure a smooth transaction process for all stakeholders.

Michael is committed to investing in companies that make a positive impact on society, and he is passionate about using business to drive social and environmental change.

At Loxworth, Michael leads a team of talented professionals who share his vision for impact investing. Together, they are building a reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking venture capital firm.

Majed Al Dossary

Executive Director and Co-founder:
Agricultural Investments

Majed Al  Dossary, the Vice President of Raiz Group, has an MBA and a BSc Degree in Computer Engineering. Majed spent 25 years of his career at Saudi Aramco Oil Company before branching out to establish his own company, Raiz Group. Throughout his career, he has held various positions and maintained an excellent track record of ensuring the highest level of market satisfaction.

He strongly believes in earning and maintaining clients’ trust by providing highly competent services with dedication and professionalism . Thanks to his vast experience, Majed has established a global network of support services for various business sectors, including Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Medical, and Agriculture.

Advisory Team

Melisa Eaton

Operations Advisor

Operations Executive with 22 years’ experience in Construction, Construction Management, Contract Management, M&As, and Mentorship. Currently managing a portfolio of $400 million for all operational needs, contract structure and financial processing. Previous Operations experience for a Global Securities and Defense company. Vast knowledge on Governmental requirements for protection of assets, installation methods and client satisfaction.  Several years of experience with Government and Military contracts, tenders and awards processes. Degree in Construction Management, OSHA 30 Certified, ICC Certified in Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical.


Chris Vaughn

Advisor M&A, Strategy & Compliance

Chris Vaughn currently serves as CFO of Pacteon Group, a single source for packaging line automation. Chris began his finance career in the Aerospace & Defense industry, at BAE Systems, gaining valuable experience in the areas of government contracts and managing complex projects. Chris then served as CFO of a global security business broadening his experience internationally and gaining significant experience in M&A. With 20 years of experience in the financial management field, Chris has established himself as a respected finance leader. Chris is a Certified Management Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and an MBA.

Michèle James

Chief of Staff

Michèle leads the development and implementation of responsible business strategies and initiatives at Loxworth. She is dedicated to driving positive change across the company’s investment portfolio, with a focus on aligning their mission with sustainable practices. Michèle oversees investor relations, research, and due diligence for all alliances and acquisition projects. Her extensive experience in strategy, exits, and buy-outs, as well as marketing and communications for multinational companies, allows her to shape and integrate workflow linkages and define the kind of culture necessary for success.

Under Michèle’s guidance, Loxworth is building a team well-versed in ESG frameworks, standards, and metrics. Michèle is particularly passionate about sustainability and social impact, with a focus on the agriculture sector in developing countries. She prioritizes job creation and skills transfer through education and training to promote positive change in these regions. Michèle’s attentive and flexible leadership style ensures that Loxworth remains committed to its responsible business practices and mission.

Henri Trollip

Portfolio Director

With 21 years’ experience in program management and the built environment fields, Henri ensured the successful execution of complex contracts of more than €1billion in various countries including South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Papua New Guinea, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Singapore, and North America. Henri contributes to Loxworth Capital’s development and strategy by driving management actions to reach objectives in compliance with law, governance rules and ethic code, regulations, as well as in preserving company interest and rights in the various portfolios.

Henri holds a Degree in Civil Engineering, Certification in Project Management, and an MBA.

Projects, Agriculture and Logistics

Gabrielle Brown

Head of Logistics

Gabrielle Brown is a committed professional with over two decades of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Having held progressive positions, she has made significant contributions to various areas of logistics operations in industries such as correctional facilities, mining, and oil and gas facilities, among others. Gabrielle’s diverse talents and skills have played a vital role in supporting the achievement of her company’s operational goals and overall business objectives.

In her role as a logistics manager, Gabrielle managed to optimise inventory levels, coordinate transportation, and oversee warehouse operations. These experiences have enriched her understanding of the critical role of logistics in the supply chain. At the same time, as an operations manager, Gabrielle demonstrated her leadership by overseeing the sales team, contract management, and project execution. Her strategic approach to logistics and focus on streamlining operations have contributed to her success and the continuous improvement of overall supply chain performance. With a deep commitment to excellence in her field, Gabrielle looks forward to tackling future challenges and leveraging her skills to drive operational efficiency and business growth.

Sebastian Rodenburg

Portfolio Director

Passionate entrepreneur with experience in the development and launching of hospitality businesses. Educated in Business Commerce, with practical experience in the management of large commercial properties. Currently driving scalable start-ups in consumer products, including product and brand development.

Retail, E-commerce and Real Estate

Amogelang Kekana

Group Financial Controller & Analyst

Amogelang serves as the Financial Analyst and Controller, bringing her extensive expertise in various industries to the team. She holds both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand.

After completing her studies, Amogelang went on to complete her Chartered Accountancy articles at one of the Big Four audit firms. With a diverse background in energy, mining, technology, hospitality, manufacturing, consulting, logistics, and financial services, Amogelang is well-equipped to handle the financial intricacies. Beyond her professional accomplishments, she is deeply committed to making a positive impact on society, promoting social responsibility, and empowering others to reach their full potential.

Monique La Grange


Monique is a Bachelor of Arts graduate with majors in Criminology and Law. Monique also completed a Senior Paralegal Diploma as well as a Programme in Forensic Auditing and Investigation.

She has extensive paralegal experience, having worked across large corporate legal firms as well as smaller niche law firms. She is an experienced Business Manager and Executive Assistant in the tech industry and is passionate about supporting business leaders and their organisations to run efficiently. Monique has a passion for the uplifment of underprivileged communities and people

Louisa Craig

Special Projects Officer

Louisa’s 25 year working career spans many disciplines and industries including marketing, communications, tender management, and research in the IT, distribution, manufacturing, and service industries.  She enjoys cross team coordination and collaboration and has a special interest in discovering new technical fields. Louisa’s expertise in organising  and coordinating workflows has been developed through her experience in collaborating and liaising with  cross cultural teams across the globe including the Far East, Europe, Middle East, and the USA. Louisa also expresses her compassion for people as a mediator and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practitioner.

Nico Duvenage

Multimedia Developer

Nico is responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating the IT infrastructure for all Loxworth brands. This includes resolving internal IT queries and faults and ensuring strong security measures. Nico is also involved in the development, design, and creation of various web projects for Loxworth. In addition to having expertise in all stages of the development cycle for dynamic web projects, he is also well-versed in numerous programming languages, including Delphi, .NET, HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, and CMS based software.

Ashleigh Ratcliffe

3D Designer

3D designer and rendering specialist in residential, commercial and product design. Passionate about bringing vast forms of design to life through pre and post production software. Ashleigh’s goal is to translate projects into real-life experiences and to trigger the emotion of its audience.

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