I am a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Responsibility at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. I have worked as a strategy consultant or strategy director for over 15 years. I hold degrees in business, public policy and applied ethics from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, the MIT Sloan School of Management, the London School of Economics, the London Business School and the University of the Witwatersrand.
I am responsible for developing thought leadership in the Center for the Future of Work (CFoW). In this role I identify the changing dynamics that will shape the business ecosystem of the future, delivering original research and analysis of work trends in Europe. I also collaborate with a wide range of technology thinkers and academics about what the future of work will look as digital changes many aspects of our working lives. I joined the CFoW in March 2017. Prior to joining the Center for the Future of Work I served as global Research Director with HfS Research, where I worked across multiple research topics and lead HfSs buyside focused research program.
I am South Africa’s funniest Jewish stand-comedian who grew up on a farm in Africa, climbing trees and commentating on my own rugby games in three of South Africa’s eleven official languages. I was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town, a world of ride-bys, piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members.
Despite all this hardship I still managed to be moderately successful, sporting a list of achievements the likes of which many can only aspire to.
I was appointed as the CFO of MTN in April 2017. Prior to this I served as the Chief Executive Officer as well as Executive Director of Old Mutual Emerging Markets and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company respectively.
Other work and experiences include serving as the Director of Special Growth Projects for Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited. After joining Old Mutual in 2000, I was seconded to Old Mutual Zimbabwe where I worked on a strategy project that led to the restructuring of several functional areas within Old Mutual Properties (Zimbabwe).
Born and raised in the small town of Harrismith in the Free State, South Africa, by a single mother, who could barely afford my school fees. My rags to riches’ success story started out like a typical movie script. I washed cars and cut grass to pay for school, followed by 18-hour days to get through my articles and part-time tertiary education.
Today as a 32 year old entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of The Beancounter, a short decade later, I have managed to build one of the most valued and successful accounting firms in South Africa, that is not just about accounting. My company provides the necessary skills and assistance at an affordable cost, using the best cloud technology to enable owners to better understand their businesses and, by giving contextual value to their numbers.
I am an entrepreneur with 11 years experience in TMT in Africa, focused on the intersection between traditional media, mobile networks and the Web. Wide- ranging experience in product development, management, mergers &acquisitions, social entrepreneurship and tech start-ups.
I have been the Financial Director at Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages for the past 23 years. Finance wasn’t specifically my career of choice, but I ended up getting a job at an auditing firm and that was where my path started. I directly care for a team of 65 people who look after finance, admin and IT. I’ve learnt over the years that trust builds confidence, and if you show your team you trust them, it allows them to grow and become the best they can be. My mantra is to “Do the basics brilliantly. If you do that, you will get most things right”.
I hold a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from the University of South Africa and is an accredited Chartered Accountant in three jurisdictions – England and Wales, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
I have been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Kumba Iron Ore Limited since September 2017. Prior to that I served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Wescoal Holdings Limited since July 2016. I previously held various senior financial roles at Lonmin Plc since 2010. These include Group Head of Finance, Head of Treasury and Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Lonmin Plc, I held a position as a Partner at Deloitte & Touche since 2002. During my tenure at Deloitte & Touche I also spent some time working in the United Kingdom.
I am a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial management and partnering with business for growth spanning over 10 years. I currently work as CFO of Discovery Health Medical Scheme. Apart for healthcare insurance experience, I also have experience in Asset and Wealth Management spanning across Finance and Operations
I am the Founder and CEO of Mr-Mak Learning, Africa’s premium online business learning platform. I’m a registered Chartered Accountant and holds a PhD in Project and Infrastructure Finance. I have extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. This covers companies ranging from small and medium size enterprises to listed blue chip corporates. I began my career by serving articles at KPMG in Parktown Johannesburg. Subsequent to this I joined Nedbank’s Group Risk division focusing on the commercial and corporate sections of the bank including structured finance and public financing. I’ve won multiple awards including Executive Education Lecturer of the year 2012/2014/2015 at the Wits Business School, MBA Lecturer of the Year (Part Time) 2015 at GIBS. I am highly regarded in the banking and financial services sector in South Africa and beyond, having conducted engagements in countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Dubai, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Egypt, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and India.
I am a partner in the PwC Advisory Consulting practice leading Finance Transformation, I have 23 years of professional experience where the remit has been Improving Efficiency, Removing Complexity, Improving Performance, Creating Insight, Growing Revenue and Integrating Successfully. I’m a subject matter expert in Finance Operating Models (incl. Digital Finance and Shared Services) and strategic advisor to CFOs and Finance Functions taking them on the journey of transforming Finance for future relevance. I’m a solution driver for turnaround and transformation focusing on large scale multidisciplinary performance improvement and related turnaround initiatives working closely with distressed business and underperforming operations. I’m a qualified accountant and auditor as well as a member of the Turnaround Management Association of South Africa. I have extensive travel across the African continent and abroad on various performance improvement and business transformation engagements.
I am a techie at heart and one that has been fascinated with transforming the way we work and live to make a real difference to people, companies and the world we live in. I have spent most of my professional career as a digital and technology transformation specialist,designing, leading and executing the transformation of businesses and governments. Right now I have the pleasure of leading TransUnion’s businesses across Africa, bringing together my passion of making a difference to Africa, her economy and citizens through the power of our data, insights and outcomes-based solutions. At TransUnion, we call this Information for Good. I am passionate about evangelizing the power of technology to make a difference and am a frequent columnist on ITWEB and LinkedIn and keynote speaker.
I am energetic individual with a passion for research, banking and financial & investment management. I am currently a senior lecturer at the department of accountancy of the University of Johannesburg where I lecture financial management to second and third year undergraduate students. I am also involved in supervising masters degree dissertations for the MCom (International Accountancy) qualification.
I enjoy being involved in audit quality reviews and I had the opportunity to be involved in the following ISQC 1 reviews:
•Eskom & Transnet (on behalf of SNG)
•Firm and audit reviews on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Namibia and the Zimbabwean Public Accountants and Auditors Board
•Pre-issuance reviewer for the Auditor-General
I am also privileged to be a SAICA training officer reviewer and I enjoy visiting various chartered accountancy training offices throughout South Africa.
I am the Co-Founder of SpringAge, a youth led, innovation, consulting firm that brings together dynamic young people in South Africa to find innovative solutions for multinational companies, government bodies and NGOs. Co-founded in 2011, SpringAge has engaged more than 600 young leaders and has worked with organisations such as Microsoft, South African Breweries, South African Reserve Bank, Woolworths, Pepsico, and Securitas.
I have been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited since August 2012. I have 10 years of experience in the retail pharmaceutical sector in South Africa and have been at Dis-Chem for six years. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, I served as Group Financial Executive for 18 months. Before joining Dis-Chem I had senior managerial roles in the audit retail sector at EY, with Dis-Chem included in my portfolio. I am a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg.
I am the Executive Director: Finance at Phembani. My 15 years’ experience post the completion of my articles is predominantly in mining, and includes coal, diamonds, phosphates and commodities trading. My most recent endeavour was driving the successful takeover of Metmar Limited, a JSE-listed company where I held the Group CFO position, by Traxys Group, a USA-headquartered company controlled by the Carlyle Group.
I am a Regional Director in the Risk Advisory Department at RSM South Africa. I lead the Technology Risk Advisory and Internal Audit service lines and I am both a qualified CISA and CIA. I have extensive experience in the field of enterprise risk, internal audit and information systems assurance. Data privacy and security is one of the main service areas where I advise clients on navigating their related information risk and compliance requirements.
I joined Jasco Electronics Holdings in 2006 as Financial Director. I was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and Acting Secretary in 2017. Prior to joining Jasco Electronics I spent six years with the Massmart group in various financial positions. I am also a member of the Institute of Directors and qualified as a CA(SA) in 1998. I have a B.Com Honours from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS).
I have a wealth of multinational finance experience with particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, strategy development, property management, investor relations, change management and business turnaround in addition to being a skilled negotiator.
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) with a Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) from the UNISA School of Business Leadership. I also hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal and a Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNISA.
Fondly called “ EXCEPTIONAL ”, I am an International Speaker, Author, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Twice Blue, a human capital consulting firm, and Founder of The Exceptional Institute. I deliver dynamic and life changing experiences to thousands of delegates internationally, inspiring ordinary individuals to accomplish their goals and dreams, and helping businesses to adopt a new and more meaningful purpose, and profitable vision. As a key resource for conferences, strategic sessions, people development and business interventions, I have that rare ability to shift mindset, present new insights, and diffuse complexity. I hold an Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) from the Gordon‘s Institute of Business Science with a distinction in Leadership. I am also an Accredited Life Coach and certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner (COMENSA), and I’m currently studying a PhD in Philosophy. I have worked in executive and senior leadership positions for blue chip companies such as Bidvest, Imperial, Standard Bank, and Tsogo Sun. I am the author of three books and the host of online TV Talk Show Exceptional TV.
On a mission to keep African business moving forward by connecting employees to corporate spend strategies through innovation and collaboration.
I am a Chartered Accountant and studied Business Strategy at Oxford University.I have been the CFO of Discovery Health since 2007 and have extensive experience and a successful track record with over 20 years’ experience in handling all aspects of financial management and managerial functions. I currently also work as CEO of Discovery Health Care Services division which houses Discovery’s Pharmacy, Corporate wellness and Homecare business. I do keynote speaking around the world and I have a passion for people and leadership. In 2015 I was awarded South Africa’s young (under 40) Chief Financial Officer of the year.
I am a dynamic & passionate FinTech problem solver with an extensive expertise across digital transformation & strategy,product development and data rationalisation. I am a results driven business professional with a vast experience in leadingglobal teams and building world-class financial solutions.
Director of finance for a region within a multinational company. Experience in financial management of ajoint venture with 3 different partners. Experience as integration manager bringing in a company of 500 staff and over 400 projects.
I am a Senior Executive with over 20 years spent across the spectrum of Investment Management, ICT, Utilities and Development Funding. My professional experiences have shaped me as a:
• Seasoned executive in Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk Management, Financial Reporting and Auditing
• Seasoned director, chairman, board member and senior manager
• Mentor and advocate for women’s professional development
During my career, I have occupied a number of senior decision-making roles. In addition to serving as Group Financial Director and Finance Executive at leading South African companies like Thebe Investment Corporation and Vodacom, I have been Chairman of various audit committees, including Accentuate Ltd. I also serve as non-executive director and Audit committee member of Spur Corporation and Thebe Investment Corporation.
My current role as Managing Director for T-Systems South Africa is a multi-faceted one that sees me drawing on my combined knowledge and experience to further grow the award-winning local wing of this multinational ICT provider – developing integrated, flexible solutions that enhance our customers’ operations for the networked future.
I am also passionate about developing women leaders in Africa and have established development initiatives within the organisational environments of T-Systems and, previously, the Thebe Group. I actively participate in this regard as a mentor and coach for aspirant young women, and most recently received the Positive Role Model accolade at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2018.
I am a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with 18 years post qualifying experience. I have been a Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director for the past 10 years, spending the last 9 years as a CFO on the Main Board of a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange where I was responsible for the overall accountability for Finance, Risk Management operations of the Group, and Capital raising.
I am a skilled corporate and financial executive with knowledge and experience in franchising, retail, FMCG, supply chain and manufacturing from a finance, operations, strategy and business development perspective.
My key areas of focus are:
• Full finance function
• Risk management
• Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) – Due diligence; Valuation; Negotiation; Legal agreements; Deal implementation
I completed my articles with KPMG in 1999. During my tenure with KPMG, I gained experience in valuations, due diligence reviews and commercial structuring of business transactions. I then joined Medscheme as a Financial Manager and, over the past 13 years, have been involved with Medscheme and the AfroCentric Group in various client operations. Following my success in leading Group Finance and with my knowledge of the business, I was appointed as the AfroCentric Group CFO in August 2015. I also won the 2018 Finance & Transformation Award at the 2018 CFO Awards.
I am currently a CFO at The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations(QCTO), a public entity under the Dept of Higher Education and Training. I have 15 years of experience in both private sector and public sector companies in various Accounting and Finance as well as Supply Chain Management roles. I am a Certified Chartered Accountant and hold an MBA and Bcom Hons in Accounting degrees. I am a firm believer in life long education to remain relevant in the ever changing environment. I have published a journal article in the international Journal, The Business Perspective, titled “Relationship between working capital management and profitability in JSE listed retail sector companies’’ and this article has been referenced and cited by many MBA students. I lead by example with extensive exposure to cultural diversity with above average emotional intelligence – I think and lead outside the box.As a young CFO who is still below 40 years of age, I believe young people should aspire to occupy Senior positions at an early age in order to run successful companies with their energy and innovativeness.
Temperament, tenacity and patience are among the most crucial traits of value for me, especially having to make tough calls around IT implementation and the Bus Rapid Transit system in eThekwini. I am adept at achieving success in a highly politicised environment and emphasises that a good man cannot be bought. I have 38 years of local government experience and I’m committed to the triple bottom line, financial sustainability and environmental sustainability. I embraced the 4th Industrial Revolution through smart city initiatives and digital technology, by most importantly addressing unemployment, poverty and inequality.
I am an experienced Financial Director with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. I am skilled in Transfer Pricing, Cash Flow, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, and IT Service Management. Strong finance professional with a M.Com (Tax) focused in South African & International Taxation from North-West University / Noordwes-Universiteit.
I have over 22 years’ experience in the financial industry. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and completing Articles at Deloitte, I joined De Beers as a Divisional Financial Manager. I then worked at Bateman Group for five years as the Group Financial Controller. In 2010 I joined MiX Telematics, a JSE and later also NY-listed company, where I became Group CFO after seven months. I enjoyed seven years at MiX, interacting with investors and analysts. I joined EOH in January 2019 as EOH’s group financial
Some career highlights include:
Successfully listed MiX on the NYSE in August 2013.
Performed a successful capital raise of over $100m ($65m primary raise) as part of the NYSE
listing for MiX.
Nominated as a finalist in the inaugural CFO South Africa awards for 2014 for Young CFO of
Nominated as a finalist in the CFO South Africa awards for 2015 in the Young CFO of the Year
I am married and have two children. I enjoys Pilates, mountain biking and swimming.
I was appointed the CEO of MOTUS on 1 March 2017 and appointed to the MOTUS board on 12 October 2017. I have been with the Imperial Group since September 2004. During this period, I have been the CFO of Imperial Holdings, CEO of the then Car Rental and Tourism division, and the chairperson of the Aftermarket Parts and the Automotive Retail divisions. I am a member of various Imperial subsidiary and divisional boards, including the UK and Australia, chairman of the Imperial Medical Aid Fund and a trustee of the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust. I was appointed to the Imperial board in July 2007 and served as CFO of Imperial Holdings from 1 July 2013 to 28 February 2017. Prior to joining the group, I was a senior partner at Deloitte and spent 23 years with Deloitte in various roles, which included being a board and executive committee member.
I am a Chartered Accountant (SA) and head up the team at Quick Consols. I spent many years cutting my teeth at large corporates implementing systems, and completed my corporate career as CFO of a large multi national group in FMCG. Disillusioned with the lack of affordably priced and easy to use financial reporting solutions in the market I decided to build Quick Consols from the ground up in 2017.
I have been the Chief Financial Officer of PPC Limited since August 2011. Before this I was the CFO of WIPHOLD, joining them in 2006. Prior to that I worked at SAA as CFO. I’ve held numerous executive and non-executive positions throughout my career including President of African Women Chartered Accountants and Portfolio Manager and Head of the Institute of Excellence at RMB Asset Management. I headed the Asset and Liability Division of the National Treasury where my focus was on the restructuring of state-owned assets, ensuring legislative compliance by public entities and monitoring contingent liabilities of Government. I was instrumental in the listing of Telkom on the JSE and NYSE and enforcing the payment of R10 billion in dividends by public entities to Government.
Despite additional Non-Executive Directorship roles, I have found time to pursue transformation in the financial services sector through her leadership of the African Woman Chartered Accountants (AWCA) society and the establishment of the Institute of Investment Excellence.
I attended the University of Pretoria and received my B.Com Honours degree in Accounting Sciences in 2009. Where I began my career as an academic article trainee lecturing Accounting. I then completed my article traineeship with KPMG and was admitted as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2013. I also hold a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Pretoria.
Upon the completion of my articles, I joined KPMG’s department of Professional Practice, where I served as a specialist in public sector accounting and assurance matters.
I held the portfolio of audit clients, which I managed within the public sector space, one of which was the NYDA. I led the turnaround of the finance and supply chain management divisions that culminated in two clean audits and a fundamental reduction in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure.
“Let me introduce you to the tools that can enable you to turn your workforce into a thriving team of productive employees.”
I’m passionate about helping small businesses / entrepreneurs. Building and driving solutions to try and unlock income generation in formal and informal economy. I serve a variety of organisation and people; from SMEs to corporate organizations and business owners that need HR solutions. My specialties and services can be summarized as Human Resources Compliance Solutions, Executive Coaching and Customised Training Solutions.
I also help small or medium businesses looking to grow that need screened and assessed candidates.
I’ve worked extensively on business and technology implementations as well as training projects for large corporations and private enterprises for the past 19 years. I’m a results oriented, business solution focused, team player with international project and business management experience. During my Oracle training career I have not only trained individuals from various companies but helped to re-skill whole IT departments moving them from one technology offering into an Oracle Practice. I have conducted several Oracle Boot- camps which resulted in certified consultants who are now growing their own Oracle business units. I have identified and delivered sustainable improvements for global clients in the financial services, telecommunications, utilities, education, government and mining industries. I’m also a recording artist, an author and board game designer. As a creative entrepreneur I engage my creative soul into out-of-the-box thinking for people and organisations alike.
I am a Partner at Ernst & Young, leading Intelligent Automation within IT Advisory Services. I have over 15 years of diverse ICT experience across multiple industries, specifically on the strategic direction and the management of robotics, business intelligence and advanced analytics.
I have program managed and led the creation of multiple CoE activities within large organizations. I facilitate the selection and design for these repeatable and scalable activities, which are tailored for each unique scenario, ultimately resulting in fully implemented automated live environments
I’m the Chief Executive Officer, Sub Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs, a position I assumed on January 1st, 2019. I have been head of the Goldman Sachs South Africa office since 2000. In 2008, I was named head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa. I was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010.
I was an anti-apartheid activist and deeply involved in South Africa’s constitutional transition from apartheid to democracy. I served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties’ participation in South Africa’s 1994 elections.
I was named one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”. I was also a recipient of Harvard Business School’s “Business Statesman Award” on behalf of the Consultative Business Movement and was named one of Euromoney’s World Top Ten “Financing leaders for the 21st Century.”
As the Chief Revenue Officer of Surtech Solutions I have had the privilege of consulting and engaging with majority of the key organizations and government entities in South Africa. This has allowed me great insight in the needs and wants of financial and audit professionals across all industries and sectors. My key areas of expertise lie in data management and intrusive data analytics. I pride myself on the work I have done and am always excited to engage with new organizations looking to gain value from our services and experiences. I have survived over 5000 hours of public speaking engagements across 4 continents and am always ready to pick up a mic and spread the word of good governance, compliance and data management
I commenced my career with PwC working in South Africa, the USA and Nigeria.
I have been CFO of FirstRand’s Rest of Africa portfolio since the beginning of 2018, responsible for both FNB and RMB across the continent. Prior to that I spent 4 years as the CFO of RMB’s Investment Banking Division.
I am Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst by trade.
I love working with passionate individuals that are up for a challenge.
I lead Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE technology propositions across Asia-Pacific, India, MENA & Africa. As Enterprise Proposition Lead, I work with large organisations propelling their adoption of technology to meet their global tax and accounting compliance and reporting requirements. In addition to driving engagement and ensuring customers get the most out of the ONESOURCE suite and services, my goal is to grow the ONESOURCE business across the region. I have over 15 years’ experience in the tax and accounting technology industry.
I started my career with Deloitte South Africa as an audit article clerk after I received my Bachelor of Commerce honours degree in accounting, financial management, auditing and taxation from the University of Johannesburg. I was briefly an audit manager at Deloitte Australia before I returned to South Africa to become the national finance manager of assurance for Deloitte South Africa where I continued working my way up to CFO of Deloitte South Africa. Now I am the CFO of Deloitte Africa.
I am the Executive Head for Discovery Business insurance and an admitted attorney. I have spent the last 20 years working in various roles within the insurance industry, including as Deputy MD for Alexander Forbes Insurance Company. I am passionate about risk management and how risk management can assist business owners to protect and grow their businesses.
I am passionate about empowering women and equipping diverse teams with the tools and skills to fulfil their potential in their careers and personal lives.
In working to fill the gap between the roles, demands, and challenges of the modern woman, my full-service consultancy, Beyond the Dress (BTD), helps individuals to build harmony into their personal and professional lives.
My focus areas include smart time and goal management, inter-personal skills, self-awareness, personal branding, brand ambassadorship, accountability, focus, and leadership – and the result is happier and more productive people.
Known for tailored and engaging corporate training sessions, conference presentations, keynote addresses, and workshops with a difference, I provide practical tools and techniques to achieve tangible, lasting change and quick results. (I don’t believe in leaving delegates with a post-training ‘sugar rush’ that lasts only a few days.)
After attending a BTD workshop or talk, delegates are better equipped to achieve work-life harmony and are more confident when walking into a room and engaging in courageous conversations. In many cases, they report having started to master their personal brands, using my tools to create the lives they want.
BTD’s practical toolkits create a culture of ownership for the individual, rooted in the mind-set that they are their own boss, responsible for their growth and the company’s.
Mona Mahdy spearheads the Oracle NetSuite organization for Africa & Levant. As a professional in the technology industry for the past 16 years, Mona advanced through multiple roles within multinational organizations. Starting out in product & brand management for the public sector, channel management, sales, and most recently leading Oracle NetSuite’s expansion across Africa & Levant as a Regional Sales Director.
“I’m passionate about innovative technologies that allow us to unlock our potential, and discover new possibilities. I appreciate individuality and cherish how the human brain can create connections that shape the future. This drives how we serve our customers with the knowledge and expertise to help them reach their goals.” MM
I am the Commissioner at Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). I was a member of the drafting team for both the New Companies Act and the Regulations as well as the Intellectual Property Amendment Bill on Traditional Knowledge.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law Degree from Wits, I then went to work for the Club Med Group in the Caribbean. Following Club Med, I returned to SA where I worked in the Internet industry for 2 years and thereafter, co-founded NetFlorist.
As the Managing Director, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategy of the company. I also sit on the board of the South African chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization.
I have over 13 years industry experience and have gained this experience through working as a consultant and senior manager at Absa Consultants and Actuaries and Deloitte’s Actuarial and Analytics Solutions team. I consult to medical schemes, pension funds, employers on employee benefits and I’ve acted as technical evaluator in procurement projects. I recently developed and implemented global strategic workforce models to broaden my knowledge on Human Capital Analytics with a specific focus on everchanging workforce demand and supply. I’m currently acting as Consulting Actuary in the Momentum Consultants and Actuaries team and I’ve developed Smart Insights tools to enable clients to understand member behaviour and effectively apply strategic decisions to obtain optimal outcomes.
Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Internal Audit, Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Internal Controls. Strong finance professional with a Executive Excellence and Leadership Programme focused in Leadership from Gordon Institute of Business Science. Registered Training Officer for the City of Tshwane Chartered Accountants Training Programme (CATP)
I am not a big fan of sharing my private life, but after seeing so many serious CVs on this platform which make it seem life is a perfectly planned and executed series of events I thought I’d share with all the young entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals that life has a way of sitting down for coffee with Mr Murphy on a regular basis.
I hope you will enjoy the energy, chaos and complete lack of direction I had… I loved every minute of it. And that is the essence I wish to convey: live life to the fullest. Don’t worry too much about screwing up. Go out and try. Make a fool of yourself. Gain experiences and live adventures. If possible try to leave every place just a tad better than you found it. And as the old saying goes, be nice to people on your way up, they are the ones you will meet on your way down.
I’ll never forget a graffiti I saw outside Zurich train station… ‘It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice’.
Specialties: Laughing. Having fun. Seeing the glass half full. Meeting new people and trying new things. Screwing up and getting back on my feet. Changing the world one step at the time.
In my experience the most important thing in life is to find people you can trust and whose company you enjoy. My advice? Surround yourself with positive can-do optimistic and proactive people. People who motivate you and push you to reach new boundaries.
In 2000, I worked with a small ad agency that was experiencing similar challenges to the ones I had encountered in my own previous entrepreneurial endeavour. I realised they needed mentorship and offered my help. That’s how I found my passion and where Raizcorp was born. Two decades later, Raizcorp develops around 500 businesses annually on high-touch programmes and a further 3 000 with other entrepreneurial offerings. We are also expanding into the school market because I passionately believe that school leavers should be thoroughly exposed to the concepts of entrepreneurship so they have multiple career options when leaving school.
I am an international Speaker and Intervention Leader specializing in stress management and resilience building. I am one of the founding executives to recognise the business value of meditation in managing stress in the workplace. I am the CEO of Meditation for Business, a company specialising in stress management and resilience building at all levels throughout organisations.
I am currently director of a number of companies, one of which is Goalfix (Pty) Ltd, a financial management consultancy, which operates in all aspects of corporate finance, and specifically in the arena of building complex financial modules to evaluate corporate strategic initiatives, project viability, business valuations, corporate performance improvement, and corporate financial health assessments. I am a financial modelling specialist with extensive business experience as chairman and CEO of a number of private and public companies has added significant to my ability to both comprehend and structure efficient corporate models.
I am currently the Vice President and General Manager for MicroStrategy in the Middle East, India, South Africa, and Turkey. I have over 24 years of experience working in various roles in IT and Retail and is focused on working with companies of all sizes to help them innovate around data, mobility, identity, and loyalty.
Prior to joining MicroStrategy, I served as Head of Retail and Wholesale for SAP EMEA. During my time with SAP, Darryl was also a member of the Global Retail Steering Board and the Global Retail Strategy Group. In addition to SAP, I’ve worked at Oracle, Digital Union, Deloitte, and as an advisor to the European Community Retail Strategy Group.
I have also worked at the board level with a wide variety of global companies where he focuses on strategy, process, and technology projects. He is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Award Winning CFO
Breaking the boundaries and tapping into unknown
I am a person who is able to get value for money and ensure quality governance is derived from the experience gained serving on numerous committees over the last 14 years. Chaired audit committees and served on Finance Exco committees. A committee member that reads all documentations in advance in order to ensure meaningful contribution in meetings. I am a person who is able to connect small component to establish a bigger picture therefore determine direction.
I´m an expert on the future world of work and the disruptive forces that are shaping it. As an author and researcher, my insights and analysis are sought after by business schools and CEOs around the world, with five degrees, five best selling books and a full-time research team at his company, TomorrowToday, to back it up. As a keynote presenter and facilitator, I use multimedia, a gently rebuking humour and engaging style to make his insights accessible and engaging to over 100,000 people in 20 countries every year.
I have over 20 years’ experience in the audit industry. I completed my articles with KPMG, specialising in the manufacturing industry. I then joined EY Financial Services in London where I spent 6 years and my experience gained there included large multinational Investment Banks, such as Investec, Morgan Stanley and Nomura. During this time, I began specialising in audit technical matters and learning & development. Thereafter, I returned to South Africa to head up the Audit Quality and Learning Division for EY Africa. I was part of the Technical team at Protect a Partner and W Consulting. My areas of expertise include International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs), implementation of ISQC1 and training on ISCQ1, performing monitoring reviews and Engagement Quality reviews on listed and unlisted audits, assisting audit teams throughout the audit process in the form of an additional level of review and providing technical assistance. I also perform pre-issuance reviews of audits of Local Municipalities, District Municipalities and Municipal entities, Provincial Departments and public entities, including reviewing of performance information. My experience includes in-depth knowledge of MFMA and PFMA as well as GRAP. I have a passion for forensic work and previously assisted the Hawks and the SIU on a number of Forensic Investigations.
I have experience spanning start-ups to listed corporates and have operated locally, regionally and globally. I was appointed Group CFO at Bowmans in October 2017 and sits on the Board of CAFSA, Sanari Capital and MMI Lending as a Non-Executive Director.
Previously I was consulting to Texton Property Fund Ltd and an Executive Director and Group CFO for Telesure Investment Holdings leading Finance, Treasury and Risk and playing a pivotal role in executing on Group strategy. Prior to that I worked at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) as CFO for Africa and an executive member of the Africa and Global Finance Management Groups providing leadership, strategic direction, governance oversight, external stakeholder management and business partnership to 15 countries in Africa and Finance across SCB. Finance, the Africa shared service centres and corporate real estate teams fell under my remit.
I have recruited roles across banking and financial services since 2010 and am proud to have helped companies secure talent across their front, middle and back office functions. Since transferring to Johannesburg in January 2015, I have also recruited senior & executive positions across Engineering & Manufacturing, Procurement & Supply Chain, Finance, Audit and General Management. As Operating Director in our South African business, my focus is on the recruitment of senior to board level professionals across multiple disciplines across a range of industry sectors. My recent placements in Banking & Financial Services include: CFO Africa (International Insurance & Banking Group), Chief Compliance Officer (SA Big-4 Banking Group), Managing Director International Corporates (Global Corporate & Investment Bank), Head of Compliance (International Bank) and CRO South Africa (Asset Manager). My recent placements in Engineering & Manufacturing include: Head of Engineering (OEM), Managing Director (Oil & Gas), Operations Director (FMCG) and Plant Director (FMCG). My recent placements in Finance & Accounting include: CFO Africa (Multinational Professional Services), CFO Africa (Global Mining & Metals), CFO Africa (FMCG), Chief Risk, Internal Audit & Sustainability Officer (JSE Top-10)
I am the Divisional Head: Bank Supervision at the Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank. Prior to joining the Prudential Authority, I was Chief Financial Officer of Sasfin Holdings Limited and Sasfin Bank Limited. I have extensive experience in banking including the full ambit of financial control, risk management, capital and liquidity management. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University. I completed all my studies part-time and my CA training was at Ernst and Young. I was a finalist Young CFO in the 2017 Annual CFO Awards.
I have been with Royal Bafokeng Holdings since 2012, serving as Group Reporting Manager and Group Finance Manager prior to her appointment as Finance Director in July 2016. I completed my articles at PwC and afterwards served as Senior Associate and Assistant Manager. I am also a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) with a Bachelor Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of Witwatersrand.
I’m a leading expert on treasury technology with in-depth knowledge of best practice treasury setup, treasury outsourcing models, as well as the integration with banks, ERP systems and other financial institutions. I have been involved in Treasury Management System projects for the past 12 years and have completed more than 60 treasury implementations across Southern Africa, Europe and the Middle East. As Head of Treasury Technology at TreasuryONE, I head up the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program for TreasuryONE internally and consults to various companies on best practice implementation of RPA in their finance and treasury processes. I hold a B Com Accounting and a B Com (Hons) in Financial Management, from the University of Johannesburg.
In my current role as a Regulatory Controller I look after the operational side of finance, including general ledger, treasury, accounting payable, reconciliations and reporting for Africa. I’m also a finance lead for SAM implementation.
In my previous role as a Chief Accounting Officer at AIG responsible for IFRS, Us GAAP, Board and Regulatory reporting for Africa. Looking after the South African business, Uganda and Kenya.
Chartered Accountant South Africa, completed articles in 2007.
Doing CIMA Strategic Level (Only need to write E3 Enterprise Strategy).
My experience includes Financial Reporting (US GAAP, IFRS, Board, Regulatory), External Auditing, Project Management, Internal Audit, Risk Assessment, Corporate Governance and ABC costing among others.
Have experience in Insurance, Retail and Consumer Product, Financial Services, Mining and Public Sector.
Worked on projects in South Africa, United Kingdom, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Dubai, Mauritius, Ghana and Senegal (Managed Zimbabwe and Uganda remotely).
I am the CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES), a joint initiative
between business, labour and government.
In 2009, I completed an MBA at GIBS where I was the recipient of the Corporate Finance prize and achieved a distinction for her final dissertation on macroeconomic factors impacting mergers and acquisitions in developing markets.
Through my business school involvement, I found and headed the GIBS Inclusive Markets Programme from 2010 to 2016. I co-authored the book New Markets, New Mindsets, which examines successful business practices and strategies in developing markets.
I am a seasoned professional in the FMCG beverage industry. Having occupied senior financial and operational management roles in the beer and soft drinks industries, I’ve gained extensive experience in the beverage sector as a whole. With a strong background in finance and business support, as well an in-depth understanding of the industry, I have brought exceptional skills and insight to my role as Finance Director at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA). This has proven especially valuable in the context of challenging trading conditions in the past few years where I have led several large finance projects to optimise productivity and provide business support, restoring the business’s profitable growth. One of my significant achievements includes the integration of 6 South African operating entities into one, post the CCBSA merger in 2016 and the implementation of one ERP system across the newly-formed R30bn organisation. I am a professional who pays meticulous attention to detail and engages colleagues constructively. I am also passionate about environmental issues, both in CCBSA and in my personal capacity.
At the coveted 2016 CFO awards, I collected 2 awards on behalf of ABI – the Finance Transformation, as well as the Governance & Compliance award, in recognition of the remarkable work and achievements of ABI Finance in these areas.
I am a self motivated individual, whom truly believes that the faith of our country is in the hands of our people, and with our passion and drive to build sustainable businesses surely we can start winning the war on unemployment, educating our children, gender equality and start turning our economy into the super power its meant to be.