K. Sasha Best, MSEd, Manager of Alumni Affairs & Events
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Aubrey Sibanyoni (’04) was born and raised in Witbank, South Africa. He emigrated to the United States in the early 1990s in pursuit of a dream to become Welterweight Champion of the World. In Africa he is a former Transvaal Bantamweight Amateur Champion, National Amateur Featherweight Champion and two-time Lightweight Province Champion. In 1994, while living in the U.S., he was rated in the world’s top 50 Welterweights.
Aubrey was always a businessman at heart, so he stepped away from the ring to pursue a career in finance. He began at BMCC in 2000 and graduated with an AS in Business Management He went on for his BA in Finance and Economics at Baruch, and was recruited by Citigroup for their accelerated management program. He worked for Citigroup for five years as a Financial Analyst under GTS (Global Transaction Services), managing a $ 3 billion operation as Chief of Staff for the North America Client Management team.
Realizing the need for macro and micro financing projects in Africa after returning from a trip to South Africa In 2007, he was inspired to start a financial advisory firm in 2008 called Triussa Capital Investments (TCI) The firm was created to play two roles: broker/dealer and financial advisory for transactions between U.S investors and local African companies. Aubrey is chairman and CEO of TCI.
Aubrey believes in giving back to the community: He often speaks to high school students, and serves as a mentor to students pursuing higher learning in the world of finance. He is a member of Angel Africa, and an Executive Member of All for Africa, a non-profit organization that is poised to revolutionize development in Africa. He is also a Director of Safari Golf Club, a national golf chapter with several African UN Ambassadors as members. Aubrey served as co-chair of the 2010 BMCC Scholarship Gala, and is currently giving back to BMCC as an advisor on the Alumni Task Force.