Our team has experience in private equity, venture capital, retail, commodity trading, logistics and farming. The team shares a sense of companionship and generosity amongst ourselves, but also in the communities in which we operate.



Campitor Founder, CEO, Director


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.


Campitor Founder, Director


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


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.


Campitor Director


After completing his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), Johann joined
Bravura in January 2004 in the structured solutions team and was involved in the structuring and implementation of various investment products for select corporate clients and large financial institutions in South Africa. Other areas of experience include debt placement for local companies and the designing of investment and funding solution for high net-worth individuals.

In February 2015 Johann co-founded the Pallidus Group, a niche corporate finance advisory and investment banking firm. During mid-2016, Johann was presented with the opportunity of building a diversified portfolio of investments across a number of industries and jurisdictions and co-founded the Vista Group