Michael Rodenburg
Founder and Director

Michael is a Global CEO with international experience in building and scaling businesses, global expansion, M&A & restructuring companies within private equity backed, listed joint ventures & family owned businesses. Michael’s current activities include international and local start-ups in South Africa, Namibia, Europe and the USA as well as retail and office property holdings. Michael’s expertise within Loxworth lies in identifying entrepreneurial initiatives and flexible and creative deal structuring to ensure streamlined transactions and a seamless investor experience.

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

Melisa is an Operations Executive and Mentor with 22 years of experience in Construction, Construction Management, Contract Management, and M&As. She currently manages all operational needs, planning, contract structures, and financial processing for a project portfolio of over $400 million. ​​Her vast knowledge of Governmental requirements for asset protection,  installation methods, and client satisfaction is drawn from several years of experience with Government and Military contracts, tenders, and awards processes while acting as the Operational manager for a leading global Securities and Defense company.​​Melisa holds a degree in Construction Management, is OSHA 30 Certified, and 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 AND Head of M&A

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 €1 billion 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

Amogelang Kekana CA(SA)
Group Financial Controller & STRATEGIST

Amogelang serves as the Group Financial Controller and Strategist, 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, and to lead the development and implementation of strategies. 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. Her passion for creating a meaningful difference is evident in her active involvement in various philanthropic initiatives. Amogelang strongly believes that financial success should be a catalyst for positive change and endeavours to drive sustainable business practices wherever she works. With her unique blend of expertise, compassion, and determination, she continues to inspire those around her, setting an example of how one can excel in their career while giving back to the community and fostering a better world for all.  

Marion Strohwald
Head of Marketing & Research

As the Head of Marketing and Research, Marion leverages her analytical mindset and strategic thinking to drive business growth and enhance brand visibility. With over a decade of working closely with cross-functional teams across the United States, Middle East, Europe, and Southern Africa, she values the power of collaboration. Marion’s keen eye for detail and understanding of identifying and analysing market trends play a pivotal role in conducting thorough due diligence and research on potential investments and growth opportunities for Loxworth. Her passion for creative storytelling together with her collaborative, inter-disciplinary approach are instrumental in designing and implementing compelling marketing strategies. Marion holds a Master’s degree in Translation and Editing from Stellenbosch University, and she has completed various international short courses in open-source intelligence and advanced research techniques.

Gabrielle Brown
Head of Logistics

Gabrielle is a committed professional with over two decades of experience in cost management, 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 the oil and gas industry, 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.  As an experienced logistics executive, Gabrielle managed to optimise inventory levels, consolidate transportation, and streamline warehouse costing models and operations. These experiences have enriched her understanding of the critical role that logistics and supply chains play in the success of any organization.​Gabrielle has also demonstrated her leadership in operational roles by overseeing the sales team, contract management, and project execution. ​With her commitment to excellence in her field, she leverages her skills to drive operational efficiency and business growth.​

Sebastian Rodenburg
Portfolio Director

Sebastian is a 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, Sebastian is passionately leading and driving scalable start-ups in consumer products, including product and brand development.​

Retail, E-commerce and Real Estate

Monique La Grange
Paralegal

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

Nico Duvenage
Full Stack Web Developer

Nico is a experienced Full-Stack Web Developer, specializing in web and mobile development. He boasts proficiency in a broad array of programming languages and tools, including Delphi, .NET, HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, Webflow, jQuery, and Shopify. His expertise extends from crafting visually captivating, responsive interfaces to efficient back-end logic. At Loxworth, Nico took an active role in the development, design, and creation of various dynamic web projects, coupled with his commitment to converting complex ideas into stimulating online experiences. His comprehensive abilities range from creating tailor-made modifications, API integrations, and devising innovative web applications.

Ashleigh Ratcliffe
3D Designer

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