Don Mashele

Don is a Head Development Impact Support at sefa (Small Enterprise Finance Agency). His responsibilities include, amongst others, ensuring that sefa’s Direct Lending Unit achieves its development impact outcomes. Before assuming his current role he was a Project Manager for Khula Direct Pilot Project (a project that positioned Khula to enter the retail lending space). He has been in development finance for over 20 years. His career in finance specialising in SMME Finance, started way back in 1993 as a business adviser for the Small Business Development Corporation – which is today known as Business Partners. In 1994 he joined Standard Bank as a Monitoring Officer in the SMME unit, then the Independent Business Enrichment Centre in 1996. He joined Khula in 1998 and also had a stint with the North West Development Corporation (before joining Khula).