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Marang Denalane is director and shareholder at Sphere Holdings, a leading South African mid-market investment firm and has served in this capacity since 2002. Marang is responsible for deal generation, execution and post-investment management of Sphere’s portfolio companies and represents Sphere on the boards of a number of South African and multinational businesses. She gained her experience as a research analyst and portfolio and investment manager at asset management companies Futuregrowth and Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank. Marang has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals, a non-profit advocacy group established to further the interests of black professionals in the broader South African financial services sector. She is also a former board member of the Financial Sector Charter Council. Marang has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and audit committee chairperson of Chubb Insurance Limited South Africa and in December 2015 as a non-executive director of the SPAR Group Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She is passionate about issues around entrepreneurship and regional economic development and is a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of Membership Subcommittee of the African Leadership Network – the leading platform for leaders of African origin to collaborate through investment, trade, policy formulation and advocacy to drive the continent’s prosperity. Marang is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand. She has been awarded a CFA charter from the CFA Institute and has earned an Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. Marang is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.