Our Management Team

Experienced. Accomplished. Awarded.

Tobie van Heerden
Chief Executive Officer

Tobie van Heerden moved back to South Africa to join 10X as CEO, after 10 years in Asia running the Middle East and SE Asia businesses for Ninety One (formerly Investec Asset Management). Tobie is an actuary and, during his time abroad, he completed a Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice qualification from INSEAD, the global leadership school. He plans to apply his skills and experience gained overseas to help to make wealth creation more accessible and attainable for South Africans. Prior to moving to Asia, Tobie was head of Investec Asset Management’s South African Institutional Business. He has also held positions at Alexander Forbes and African Harvest Fund Managers.

Micha Katz
Chief Technology Officer

Micha has 2 decades of local and international experience in information technology. He has worked in a variety of environments including technology start-ups and multi-national companies. In his former job, as head of IT at the Western Cape Clothing Bargaining Council, Micha managed the technology requirements of the Union’s umbrella provident fund (with over 75 000 members).

Caroline Naylor-Renn
Chief Operating Officer

Combining a geography degree with a passion for innovative technology, Caroline Naylor-Renn found herself exploring uncharted territory when she entered the financial services industry in London. In the more than 20 years since, Caroline has worked around the globe, building and running digital investment platforms in 10 countries. Prior to joining 10X, Caroline led global teams in several leading financial institutions, including INN8, HSBC Bank, Skandia and Old Mutual, working on both customer and adviser-led propositions. In 2019, Caroline was named as one of the International Adviser Top 100 most influential people in the global wealth management industry.

Tim Merryweather
Chief Financial Officer (BCom, PGDA, CA (SA))

Tim has vast experience in driving rapid growth and expansion and is excited to be leading the finance team to help 10X meet our ambitious targets. Before joining 10X, Tim was the CFO at ADS Securities LLC in Abu Dhabi, Regional CFO at ICAP in Singapore and the Group Financial Controller at Mouchel plc in London.

Our team of experts

Our investment team brings decades of industry experience in driving our investment approach.

Christopher Eddy
Head of Investments (B.Bus.Sci, M.Com, CFA)

Prior to joining 10X, Chris worked as an investment analyst for a family office. He was involved in developing and implementing a global asset allocation framework and responsible for monitoring portfolio risk and performance.

Bianca Philogene
Portfolio Analyst (B.Bus.Sci, Pgda, Ca (Sa), M.Com)

Before joining 10X, Bianca gained external audit experience in financial services and asset management at EY Cape Town, as well as offshore experience at the company’s office in Boston in the U.S. Before that, she worked as a tutor and lecturer in Corporate Governance and Auditing at the University of Cape Town. Bianca is responsible for managing the cashflows and tracking error of the 10X portfolios. She is also responsible for performance reporting.

Sima Nozibele
Graduate Analyst (B. Com, PGDA)

Prior to joining the 10X Investment Team, Sima spent 2 years working as an Alternatives Investment Analyst at RisCura in Cape Town. He was responsible for providing investment decision support services and risk and performance reporting for some of South Africa’s largest pension funds, as well as engaging with institutional investors. His role at 10X focuses on the efficient implementation of the 10X investment strategy in the 10X portfolios and performance reporting.

Kelin Pottier
Product Development Specialist

Prior to joining 10X, Kelin worked as a management consultant in the financial services industry at Monocle Solutions, where he gained experience in exchange traded products, capital markets, risk management, regulatory compliance and strategy. At 10X he is responsible for developing market-ready investment solutions.