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Matthew Lines

Investment Officer

Based in LeapFrog’s Johannesburg office, Matthew is helping to drive deals across sub-Saharan Africa.

A high-performing, globally experienced consultant and banking specialist, Matthew has substantial experience in corporate banking, acquisition and leveraged finance and credit risk. He began his career at EY, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was seconded to the asset management division in New York, where he worked with a top-tier $13 bn hedge fund. Most recently, Matthew was selected into the accelerated talent development programme at South Africa’s Nedbank, where he was a corporate banker.

Matthew has a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand, was awarded the university merit scholarship and was admitted into the Golden Key Society. He is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.