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Meet Masimo, Founder and Chairman
Masimo is an entrepreneur, innovator, visionary, and leader who has helped built the Mergence group from the bottom up over more than a decade to the success story that it is today.
With some R42 billion in assets under management, the group spans asset management, derivatives trading, property and industrial holdings.
Masimo’s home language is Setswana and his name – Masimo-a-Badimo – means the Lands of the Gods (ancestors). As a boy, his first foray into entrepreneurship was collecting empty bottles for cash in Soweto. At the age of 20, Masimo received a tuition waiver (scholarship) to attend Kean University in New Jersey, USA and following his graduation in 1995, he started his career as a financial data analyst on Wall Street. In 1997 he enrolled for an MBA (Finance) at Rutgers University and thereafter joined Merrill Lynch in London on the convertible bonds desk, before returning to South Africa in 2000 to run an equity derivatives book at Gensec Bank.