Ms. Soula I. Proxenos
Soula I. Proxenos was appointed as an Independent Director of the Corporation during the year. She has over 30 years’ financial services experience and has a deep understanding of capital markets, fundraising, brand building and real estate. She is an adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is an Independent Non-Executive Director, consultant and adviser of several organisations and has extensive experience as Board chair, committee chair (nominations, and compensation committees), committee member (audit and credit) of not-for-profit and commercial Board of Directors.
Ms. Proxenos was formerly Managing Director of International Housing Solutions. She founded South African Workforce Housing Fund, developed its concept and was responsible for staffing, raising capital, strategy and government relations. She was also co-chair of the investment committee and remains on the group’s advisory Board.
Prior to this, she was Managing Director of Fannie Mae’s International Housing Financial Services. She had responsibility for the P+L of Fannie Mae’s international consulting services and training programmes, assisting in the development of market based housing finance systems in over 35 countries. She holds a BA from Wits University and an MBA from University of Stellenbosch.