“Do not fly with borrowed wings.”

Tshego Dichabe


Financial Services

Organisation / Company

Aeon Investment Management


Tshego Dichabe, 33, is the chief executive at Aeon Investment Management, a privately owned investment fund with about R22 billion in assets under management. The group is centred on managing the business, operations and talent management and development while expanding the strategy that helps to position the business to meet the challenges and opportunities within which it operates. While Tshego does not have direct investment management oversight over the client portfolios, she is responsible for the business development and client relations departments. In 2023, she completed the Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme at Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Tshego is a selected member participating in the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative, Young Leaders fellowship. In 2023, she received the Mxolisi Mbetse Award for Outstanding Young Professional for her commitment to leadership. In her personal capacity, Tshego is a mentor to aspiring chartered accountants. She looks forward to the fourth industrial revolution, which she believes will help re-imagine the industry with the hope that it will increase in job opportunities and wealth creation.


University of Oxford: Said Business School, Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme
University of Free State, Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
University of Free State, Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Planning
University of Free State, Bachelor of Accounting


According to a Citywire article published about my appointment in July 2021 as chief executive at the age of 30, I was cited as the youngest in the asset management industry in South Africa at the time. Since then, I have grown, been challenged and needed to develop my leadership toolkit, worldview and network.

I am a member of the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative – Young Leaders Fellowship, a groundbreaking leadership development network that has more than 450 fellows in South Africa.

In November 2023 I received the Mxolisi Mbetse Award for Outstanding Young Professional in terms of my commitment to advancing others through my career and leadership, including exemplifying Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) values. This award recognises an individual whose contribution to the ABSIP Young Professionals has been outstanding and immense within three years and is conferred by ABSIP Young Professionals and validated by the National Adjudication Panel.

These are key indicators of the youth’s ability to build within our ambit of responsibility while serving others and confirming it is possible to contribute towards rebuilding South Africa through our professions and personal capacity.


My mother, Sophie Modise. As a primary school teacher, I watched her overcome difficulties while she built our home alongside my father, who was the best role model. He taught me resilience, hope and what truly matters in life.