Mr Lyons has an investment banking background with 27 years' experience. He has strategic, management and finance experience in various industries having built and led a number of businesses in Southern and West Africa. Currently Craig manages his private equity portfolio of companies and actively participates as a chairman/director and/or investment committee Member on various company boards, committees and investment funds. Mr Lyons worked for Hollard Insurance Company for 2 years before joining Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank (Investment Banking) for five years prior to co-founding icapital financial services and later Mvelaphanda Strategic Investments (Pty) Ltd (Mvelaphanda). At Mvelaphanda he was responsible for building and managing its investment portfolio of property, financial services, mining, infrastructure, technology, telecommunications, engineering, healthcare and engineering assets and investments. As a founder and CEO, he built Mvelaphanda into one of the BEE investment houses in South Africa.