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May 11 2016

Kameel Keshav Appointed to Operation HOPE South Africa Board

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc. has appointed Kameel Keshav to its South Africa board of directors.  

Keshav is Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Property Fund, and Group Chief Financial Officer of Rebosis Property Fund. In addition, he is also the Non-Executive Director for New Frontier Property Fund, which specializes in retail assets in the United Kingdom. He has diverse experience that extends across Financial Services, Consulting, FMCG and Mining industries, all with global listed entities. A large component of his experience extends to direct functional responsibility as the commercial executive for the largest global mining services company across Africa, Middle East, and continental Europe.  

Before joining Rebosis, Keshav led the commercial function for Orica Limited, where he oversaw all commercial activity in Africa, Middle East and continental Europe. Prior to that role, Keshav was a finance business partner for Kraft Foods in Central and East Africa, where he was responsible for financial compliance together with a strong focus on alignment through financial review to the strategic objectives of the business.

Keshav is a qualified chartered accountant. He has a strong commitment to transformation and diversity in the workplace having obtained course certification from an international U.S. university in this field.

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About Operation HOPE, Inc.

 Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—powering the broadest financial inclusion network in the country. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is Operation HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org