Oliver Petersen

Oliver Petersen

Senior Executive

Oliver joined Thesele in November 2015 and is currently an exeuctive director. He started his now 15-year career by serving articles at PwC and has since held various associate and executive roles in investment, corporate finance and private equity.

In addition to originating and taking a lead role in Thesele’s investment into Elite Truck Hire, Probe Corporation and DG Capital, he also represents Thesele on the boards of these portfolio companies. Oliver also represents Thesele on the board of AEP Energy Africa Limited.

Prior to joining Thesele, Oliver was a senior deal executive at CapitalWorks Private Equity, CEO at Brait SA’s Alternative Equity Partners and COO at Circle Capital Ventures. He has held various board positions and is a former secretary general of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP). Oliver is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • BCom Financial Accounting, University of Pretoria
  • BCom (Hons) Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy, University of Pretoria
  • EVCA Certificate in Institutional Private Equity Investing, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford​