Filum Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995 with a bachelors in economics.   He then went on to work in the London and Johannesburg offices of Deutsche Bank as a Vice President of emerging markets trading before joining Merrill Lynch as a Vice President of Emerging Markets Fixed Income and Derivatives Trading.

Filum left the investment banking industry to join Grandmark International as a shareholder and executive in charge of sales and procurement where he helped grow Grandmark into the largest independent distributor of automotive parts in South Africa.  Filum is currently employed at Autoboys holdings where he is a shareholder and the Managing Director.