About us

OUR VISION

We want to create long-term value for investors and society at large by building a portfolio of world class African food and agribusinesses that facilitate positive change.

MEET THE TEAM

Willem Meyer
Campitor Founder, CEO, Director

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Willem was part of the Stellenbosch-based PSG Group Private Equity team that built and listed South Africa’s Zeder Investments in 2006. Zeder is a JSE-listed agribusiness investment company with interests in food processing, fruit exports, agri inputs, seed and farming. Willem’s tenure as CEO with Chayton Africa, an African farming enterprise in which Zeder invested, gave him first-hand experience in leading a large African operational agribusiness.

In 2015, Willem moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where helped start the African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative. In collaboration with faculty and students of the MIT and Harvard, Willem researched models of African agribusiness, drawing from his experience from working in investment and operational sectors in Africa. He relocated to South Africa to start Campitor Investments.

DF Fyfer
Campitor Founder, Director

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After finishing his studies in Agriculture at the University of Stellenbosch, DF launched his career as a procurement agent among the Western Cape wheat producers where he learned the basics of the trade. He ended his tenure in trading as global Head of Corn, working in Geneva for Noble, one of the world’s largest multinational trading companies.

DF managed a large global book of physicals, logistics, derivatives, risk and people across continents and time zones. He left Noble in 2014 to run his family’s seventh generation farming operation.

Ralph Baumgarten
Campitor Investment Analyst

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Ralph gained exposure to early- and growth-stage technology investments as an associate at Work-Bench, the enterprise technology growth accelerator and venture capital fund based in New York City. He also gained experience as a global management trainee at Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer, and Jacobs Holdings, an international investment holding company in Switzerland.

Ralph earned both his accounting (Bacc) and law (LLB) degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. During this time, he led and managed Brightest Young Minds – a non-profit organisation and South Africa’s preeminent young leader platform.

ADVISORS

Johan du Preez
Campitor Advisor
Trustee at TOL and TOLBEE; CEO of SAAD
South Africa

Todd Peterson
Campitor Advisor
Entrepreneur; Chairman: Pro Athletes Outreach
United States

Michael Perreau
Campitor Advisor
Transformational Business Network; Director General of United Bible Societies
United Kingdom

Andre Haasbroek
Campitor Panel of Experts
Managing Director of Nibbly Bits, a leading biscuit and snack supplier in South Africa
South Africa

Schalk Pienaar
Campitor Panel of Experts
Chairman or Agbiz South Africa
South Africa

Eric Jackson
Campitor Panel of Experts
Chief Sustainability Officer at Conservis
United States

Our Philosophy

We partner with and invest in companies that employ, uplift and create long-term value for our shareholders. Through this, we aim to contribute to a healthier lifestyle by producing healthy, quality food. We are value-adding investors, actively involved in the companies we partner with. We nurture them to create sustainable growth. Investors who want to generate solid returns and impact people’s lives positively will find value by partnering with us.

BUILDERS OF BUSINESS

To ensure long-term growth for all stakeholders, we seek to partner with growing companies with strong entrepreneurial management teams. We are builders, not just buyers of businesses. We invest in the people running the companies and understand the obstacles they face. We have done it ourselves. Apart from capital, investee companies also receive strategic input and support from us.

CONTACT US

connect@campitor.co.za

+27 (0)82 336 9711