Dr. Emmanuel (“Manny”) Pohl, DBA, BSc (Eng), MBA, FAICD, MSAA, F Fin
Manny is the Chairman and CIO of investment house EC Pohl & Co which currently has in excess of $1.3billion in funds under management and has served on the boards and Committees of several major corporations in his native South Africa and adopted home Australia. He is currently on the Board of Bond University, the Bond University Rugby club, Athelney Trust plc, Flagship Investments Limited, Global Masters Limited and a Trustee of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
Prior to leaving South Africa in 1994, Manny was a member of the South African delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Bangkok and a member of the South African Accounting Practices Board. He founded Hyperion Asset Management in 1996 and resigned in 2012 after leading the business through its evolution into today’s independent, highly acclaimed fund manager with in excess of $5 billion in funds under management. During this time Hyperion earned a number of accolades including Australian Equities (Small Cap) Fund Manager of the Year (2012), the Money Management/Lonsec Australian Equities (Small Cap) Fund Manager of the Year (2010), the Best Performing Large Cap Fund Manager (2010) and the Best Performing Australian Boutique Fund Manager (2009).
He has over 30 years of investment experience and his engineering background gives him a methodical and disciplined approach to his role as a director. Manny holds Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Witwatersrand and a doctorate in Business Administration (Economics) from Potchefstroom University in South Africa. He is the founder of the Pohl Foundation, a Master Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.