Hande has 19 years of experience in the securities industry and joined Investec in 2014 as an EM equity research salesperson primarily focusing on South Africa and SSA markets. She entered the industry as an equity research analyst covering TMT, consumer, steel sectors & conglomerates and then transitioned to EM EMEA equity research sales in 2005. Hande has worked at DB’s US CEEMA and UBS’ US EM EMEA sales desks for 9 years before joining Investec. During her tenure as an equity research sales person, she covered both US-based long-only institutional equity investors and hedge funds. Hande holds an MBA degree from Cornell University and a CPA title.