About Cloud Atlas Investing

Where the actions of one generation changes the lives of the next.

Our Values

Pan Africanism

Celebrating and sharing the rich and diverse heritage of Africa. Making strategic investments in growth and opportunities offered by the continent.


In our approach-our service-our talent. Commitment to tasks. A “Yes We Can” attitude. Celebrating victory. Building a foundation with the work we do and the communities in which we operate.

Respect and Confidence

Learn from success and mistakes in an equal manner. Protect our reputation by adhering to a respectable code of conduct. Show respect to all our clients, stakeholders and colleagues, equally.

Talent and Creativity

Pioneer new ideas for the development of Africa. Open to exchange ideas and support one another. Stimulate fresh perspectives. Create an environment of out the box problem solving.

Board Members

Chief Executive Officer

Maurice Madiba

Education and Awards

Maurice holds an Accounting Honors degree. He is an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow, a recipient of the Student Sponsorship Programme bursary and an alumni of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute.

Background and Experience

Maurice started his career as an Intern at Nedbank and Absa before joining the National Empowerment Fund. After completing his studies he went on to work as a junior analyst at Convergence Partners, a private equity firm.

He joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 and worked as a Prime Broking Associate, he was the client representative for pension funds, LISPs and hedge funds that traded both domestic and foreign asset classes and also worked with the equity synthetics team.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Mawethu Zuka

Education and Awards

Mawethu obtained a PhD degree in Economics from the Nelson Mandela University (formerly UPE).

Background and Experience

Dr Zuka started his career at a commodity broker and plant hire, where he was a manager.

In 2008, he co-founded a junior gold and diamond mining empowerment vehicle with Australian listed miner. His responsibility included initiating and managing company’s relationships, deal origination, valuations, drafting pitch books & capital raising.

He also lectured econometrics, financial econometrics, macroeconomics, and public sector economics at undergraduate and postgraduate under NMMU Department of Economics.

Independent Non-Executive Director (To be appointed)

Carol-Jean Howard

Education and Awards

Ms. Harward is a CIIA charterholder and holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of New Brunswick (Canada) and BFin from University of Botswana.

Background and Experience

Ms Harward is the Executive director of Anadi Capital she an investment professional with over twelve years’ work experience across equities, credit opportunities (structuring) and fixed income, having worked at the World Bank (IFC), Barclays Bank, African Alliance Asset Management and Investec Asset Management, amongst others.

She recently worked with the IFC Investment team focusing on structuring private debt and private equity instruments for the European and Central Asia region. She serves as the founder and Chairperson of Women First Fund (WFF), Independent Director and Chairperson of the Investment Committee of Choppies Enterprise Limited and is a former vice-Chairperson of the Botswana Bond Market Association.

Our History

Cloud Atlas Investing (Cloud Atlas RF (Pty) Ltd) is a registered manager of the Cloud Atlas Scheme, a Collective Investment Scheme approved by the Financial Services board. Under the Scheme Cloud Atlas Investing is an authorised Exchange Trade Fund Issuer by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.