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Reon Barnard Cert.Dir

Co-Founder

Tabono Investments

Johannesburg, ZA

Reon Barnard
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Toscafund Asset Management LLP
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The Bavelas Group & Family Office Insights

Reon’s Biography

Reon Barnard Cert.Dir is a visionary entrepreneur in the mining sector and Co-Founder of Tabono Investments and BCR Holdings. He is also a Director and Shareholder of Jabali Mining Services.

A successful global business professional with proven leadership experience, Reon is enthusiastic about developing long-lasting and impactful ventures with a focus on mining and business investment. His entrepreneurial spirit is balanced by shrewd financial investments to ensure he starts and engages in businesses that offer profitable, sustainable growth.

With a history of building and scaling successful businesses, Reon co-founded Tabono Investments in 2018, intent on capturing opportunities in the mining, logistics, industrial and service sectors. He and his partner’s business and networking experience ensure that Tabono provides companies with a skilled equity partner with extensive insight into the industry.

Previously, Reon launched BCR Holdings as a consulting, advisory and commodities trading business centred on the mining sector. With his partner, they transformed the company...
Reon Barnard Cert.Dir is a visionary entrepreneur in the mining sector and Co-Founder of Tabono Investments and BCR Holdings. He is also a Director and Shareholder of Jabali Mining Services.

A successful global business professional with proven leadership experience, Reon is enthusiastic about developing long-lasting and impactful ventures with a focus on mining and business investment. His entrepreneurial spirit is balanced by shrewd financial investments to ensure he starts and engages in businesses that offer profitable, sustainable growth.

With a history of building and scaling successful businesses, Reon co-founded Tabono Investments in 2018, intent on capturing opportunities in the mining, logistics, industrial and service sectors. He and his partner’s business and networking experience ensure that Tabono provides companies with a skilled equity partner with extensive insight into the industry.

Previously, Reon launched BCR Holdings as a consulting, advisory and commodities trading business centred on the mining sector. With his partner, they transformed the company into a leading chrome exporter.

Reon's success has been based on his ability to harness relevant opportunities and tap into trends. He continues to diversify and invest in his portfolio as Chairman and Shareholder of Sekta Group, a South African corporation specialising in providing support services to the industrial sector.

A keen philanthropist dedicated to giving back to the community, Reon is a Non-Executive Director of Blair Atholl Pre-Primary School and is a Trustee for the Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation, which frequently hosts charity events to raise funds.

Reon holds an MBA in Business from INSEAD Tsinghua, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Analysis from Stellenbosch University. He has completed the INSEAD International Directors Programme, with a Certificate in Corporate Governance.
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Reon’s Newsfeed

The First Call
Golf icon Gary Player launches the Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation

The foundation will be Gary Player's instrument for philanthropic work outside of South Africa and is dedicated to helping vulnerable and underprivileged children. Reon Barnard sits on the foundation's Board of Trustees.

Reon’s Background

Tabono Investments
Co-Founder
2018 - Present
Johannesburg, ZA
Tabono Investments is an equity partner that offers capital, leadership and expert knowledge to businesses with exceptional growth potential. It invests in specialised industries such as logistics, industrial products and services, mining and commodity trading.
BCR Holdings
Co-Founder & Director
Jan 2011 - Present
Johannesburg, ZA
BCR Holdings is a mining and exploration firm. The company uncovers, obtains and mines high-quality natural resources in southern and central Africa using effective yet environmentally conscientious mining practices.
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Philanthropy

Blair Atholl Pre-Primary School logo Blair Atholl Pre-Primary School logo
Blair Atholl Pre-Primary School
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2018 - Present
Johannesburg, ZA
Established in 1990, Blair Atholl Pre-Primary School is located in the neighbourhood of Lanseria, north-west of Johannesburg. Entirely funded by private donations, the school provides students with quality education. It has 125 students ranging in age from three to six.
Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation
Trustee
Johannesburg, ZA
The Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation's mission is to help underprivileged and vulnerable children to have a secure and nurturing environment in which to flourish.

Specialist Courses

Institute of Directors South Africa
Certified Director
Aug 2022
Johannesburg, ZA
In August 2022 Reon Barnard was admitted as a Certified Director by the Institute of Directors, South Africa and is therefore permitted to use the postnominals "Cert.Dir." after his name.
INSEAD Business School
Certificate - Leading from the Chair
Jun 2022
Fontainebleau, FR
Reon completed this INSEAD Business Course focused on the crucial role of the chair in leading a board of directors.
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Business Interests

The Sekta Group
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shareholder
Johannesburg, ZA
The Sekta Group is a South African firm that provides support services to the industrial sector, including oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, petrochemical, marine, mining and construction companies.
Jabali Mining
Director and Shareholder
Johannesburg, ZA

Reon’s Education

INSEAD
Tsinghua INSEAD Executive MBA, Business
2018 - 2019
Stellenbosch University
Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Analysis
1996 - 2000