Disruptive entrepreneur, strategic thinker, structured finance practitioner and lawyer, Simon Stockley, is the well-known co-founder and inaugural Chief Executive of SA Home Loans (SAHL), South Africa’s first non-bank mortgage lender and one of the pioneers of the South African securitisation industry.
A combined period of eight-years working in the Middle East, gave Simon extensive international experience, including working with Deutsche Gulf Finance, Saudi Home Loans, Daar Al Arkan, Rasameel Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank.
In addition to his executive functions and exposure to doing business in the Middle East, Simon has considerable emerging market exposure and Pan- African experience, having acted as Non-Executive Chairman to Ghana Home Loans and, Deputy Chairman to Diamond Mortgages, in Nigeria.
An ‘all-rounder’, he has a unique mix of corporate and small business experience to offer organisations looking for a blend of skills, which extend from corporate turnarounds, structured finance, emerging markets, start-ups and mentoring, to corporate governance, mortgage banking, securitisation and sharia finance.
With his passionately Africa-centric approach, Simon has the ability to take ‘first world’ concepts and make them work in emerging markets. His credible, well-rounded and long-lasting relationships with large institutions and multilateral development agencies, combined with plus his ability to raise capital, has provided an abundance of opportunities for developing and taking ideas from inception to scale.