Tanya van Lill was named CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, said a spokeswoman.
Ms. van Lill will replace Erika van der Merwe on March 1. Ms. van der Merwe’s future plans could not be learned by press time. Ms. van Lill was previously director for academic programs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg.
SAVCA represents 160 private equity and venture capital companies with 165 billion rand ($12.4 billion) in assets under management.
“As an organization we are intensifying our focus on engaging with regulators and policymakers, and on promoting the positive impact of the asset class to local, regional and international institutional investors. (Ms. van Lill) is the ideal person to deliver on our strategic aim of encouraging greater flows of institutional capital to private equity and venture capital fund managers, for productive deployment into investee companies in Southern Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Dave Stadler, SAVCA’s chairman, in a news release.