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Hephzi is a business founder and angel investor, who believes in the power of good business to transform society. After completing an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, Hephzi began her career in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. In 2009, she co-founded Kea Consultants, a financial headhunting firm that specialises in investment and high-growth organisations, which she quickly grew into a profitable and sustainable business. Hephzi helped multiple investment firms, including KKR, Blackstone, Och Ziff and Elliott hire and retain high performing investment professionals. At the end of 2015, Hephzi exited Kea Consultants to pursue her next ventures.
In 2016, Hephzi founded Kiteka to enable female entrepreneurs in Uganda and beyond to access digital opportunities through mobile technology. The vision for Kiteka is to create an all-female, all-mobile network across Africa that is connected to the digital economy and enabled through mobile technology.
In 2018, Hephzi founded Equality Group to harness the power of diverse leaders across the Finance, Technology and Social Impact sectors. The consultancy service helps companies attract, retain and develop diverse talent, which the Executive Search service headhunts. Equality change the business landscape by widening the range of exceptional candidates and offering them unique leadership opportunities.
Hephzi has been angel investing since 2010 and has invested in technology start-ups across AI, Logistics, Health and Beauty, E-Commerce and Education. She has also advised a number of businesses on their hiring practices, board composition, compensation structure, strategic and fundraising plans.