Naseem Hassan


The Rockwood team has been deliberately constructed to contain individuals from diverse backgrounds but with extensive experience in their respective disciplines pertaining to private equity.


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Naseem Hassan
Portfolio Manager
Naseem holds a Postgraduate Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree from the University of Johannesburg. He completed his MBA at WITS Business School, where he was placed on the Dean’s list. He is a member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Naseem is a CFA level 3 candidate.

Naseem joined the team in 2016 as a portfolio manager. He will be assisting the partners across the portfolio  and serves on the board of Bravo.

Prior to joining Rockwood Naseem spent 5 years at BHP Billiton and South 32 as an investment and valuation specialist. He was responsible for financial valuations, financial modelling and investment analysis supporting strategic decision making at BHP Billiton’s South African businesses.

Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Naseem was a senior manager at KPMG Corporate Finance, within the M&A equity capital markets team. He was responsible for financial valuations, M&A, JSE transaction advisory and capital raisings. He contributed towards business development of the equity capital markets team and gained the JSE approved executive accreditation. Prior to KPMG Naseem spent time at Merchantec Capital as a corporate finance analyst where he gained experience in capital raisings, new listings onto the JSE and financial valuations.