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Head, Legal: Investment Banking
We should never underestimate the influence we have over others, and Marita Koti believes that when women uplift each other through mentorship, we have the power to change the narrative and be part of the evolution we want to see in the world.
When she’s not empowering others with her coaching and mentorship, her chosen creative outlet is interior design. She has a keen eye and is ahead of the curve when it comes to finding the perfect signature pieces for her home.
Marita is a banking and finance lawyer with 16 years’ experience working on a range of debt and equity capital market transactions, particularly securitisation, conduits and hybrid instruments. Over the years Marita has enjoyed working on complex transactions which include a number of high-profile market ‘firsts’ among them such as the Republic of South Africa debut USD500,000,000 Islamic eurobond (sukuk) which received industry recognition and awards.
A firm believer in collaborative leadership, she has spent the last 3 years with less of a transaction execution focus, leading a team of highly intelligent lawyers in the Investment Banking division and is responsible for legal risk management and delivery of legal services. Marita is passionate about building a team of lawyers that truly partner the Investment Banking business in its endeavours to deliver exceptional client experience and innovative solutions.