M De Canha (Manny)
Manny De Canha is the Executive if C2 Group Technologies; a late stage VC firm based in Jhb.
Manny started his career with the Imperial group in the motor industry. He spent several year in Australia in the motor business and was appointed to the board of Automotive holding Pty Ltd; an entity that is listed on the ASX.
In 1994 he returned to South Africa and started Associated Motor Holdings, together with Imperial where he was an executive director, for importation and distribution of vehicles and related products in Southern Africa. He successfully launched and managed the exclusive importation and distribution of brands such as Hyundai, Renault, Kia, Mitsubishi, Tata and built them over the years. As part of the AMH group, he created Liquid Capital which is the second largest financial services business in the sector in Southern Africa.
In 2018, upon retiring from the Imperial holdings board, on which he served for 16 years, he started the C2 group.