Aon has appointed Maakopi Reason Maredi as head of transaction solutions for the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
The firm said in a statement that Reason will be based in Johannesburg and joins the firm from Webber Wentzel, where she was a corporate partner and gained broad corporate and commercial transactional experience.
Prior to Webber Wentzel, Reason was a corporate associate at Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa.
Her LinkedIn profile indicates that she started at Webber Wentzel in March 2019 as a senior associate for mergers and acquisitions, before being promoted earlier this year to partner.
Paul Jeroen van de Grampel, M&A head of CEEMEA at the company, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Reason to the team. We have seen a substantial increase in M&A transactions over the last twelve months across the continent. Reason will strengthen Aon’s M&A proposition and our relationships with financial sponsor and corporate clients and advisers.”
“Coming shortly after our recent expansion in the MENA region, this is another important step in the development of Aon’s M&A proposition across the EMEA region and our commitment to Africa.”