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Our Team

Our Team

Changing the world needs ordinary people stepping up. At BFG, we are just ordinary people stepping up to do the extraordinary. We are a team of bankers, strategists, marketers, and developers who care about the world we live in. We value our people as they bring credibility, different perspectives, experiences, and a drive to change the world for the better.

Samuel Philipos

Samuel Philipos

Samuel founded Benevolence Financial Group after simply asking just what if. What if we can see a much bigger, bolder dream with what we have? A resilient individual who has a deep hunger to make the biggest impact on things that truly matter. He believes in standing together shoulder to shoulder and using the power of business to crackdown problems in the world. A strong believer that social entrepreneurship is the answer to long term sustainability, empowerment and dealing with root cause issues. Sam's personal fulfillment is being able to contribute to the smile of one person because he knows the strong ripple effect that takes place as a result. For him, it’s all about starting with a perspective of kindness. He also just loves to travel, work next to the beach, drink Campos coffee and most importantly, he can never have too much pasta!

Rounak Kalyan Hotchandani

Rounak Kalyan Hotchandani

Rounak is the Strategy and Finance Executive at Benevolence Financial Group. He is currently doing his Masters from Macquarie University and CFA. He has experience in project management, strategy and finance. He also has his own startup and reads a book every week and is an avid chess player.

Aida Mostafa

Aida Mostafa

Aida has a variety of experience from different fields including Marketing, Finance and Customer Service. Being part of the executives team for implementing an International European Development project across national boundaries was a significant milestone in her life. She is passionate, enjoys facing challenges and always determined. She also loves travelling, exploring new places and cooking different recipes from different countries.

Mitchelle Katsande

Mitchelle Katsande

With a passion for helping everyone she meets and celebrating every single life, Mitchelle is enthralled by people, businesses, cultures, food, and sport. You can find her traveling, mingling with locals, businesses, and drooling over food. She’s sort of trilingual and her goal is to speak as many languages as she can. Her passion for business and people led her to start a startup at 20, a lifestyle website and podcast series showcasing entrepreneurs and business leaders. Mitchelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Finance.

Rajendra Kumar

Rajendra Kumar

Raj has global experience in Business Development across multiple fields including construction, mining, e-commerce and investments. Strategy, planning and genuine curiosity are his strengths. Raj is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability and believes in lifelong learning. He keeps exploring new industries and avenues to seek out business opportunities. In his free time, he likes to cook, explore new places or learn something new.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King