CFO Talks™ INTERVIEWS

Otsile Matheba

CFO @ A2X Markets, which is a competitor stock exchange to the JSE speaks about his life’s journey, the benefits of dual listing, and hidden secret of being a winning CFO – speaking truth.

Pieter de Jager

CFO @ Tanga Cement is an accountant by profession, but not a CA. He chose a different route in the accounting profession and his designation is CFO(SA).

Nicolaas van Wyk

CEO @ SAIBA talks about the new platform launched to connect CFO’s globally. CFO Talks is a new series aimed at showcasing the diverse responsibilities of the modern CFO.

Val Davies

Starting out as a Chartered Account, this qualification led to Val Davies’ current position as COO at EY. After qualifying as a CA and completing her articles at EY, she joined the EY Tax practice. “My main area of specialisation was corporate restructuring and...

Tapiwa Dobo

Audit manager at Deloitte LLP, Tapiwa Dobo views South Africa as the financial hub of Africa. Dobo, whose qualifications include Hons BCompts CTA and CA(SA), says in his job, decision making poses the greatest challenge for him. According to him the biggest investment...

Sanjay Galal

Sanjay Galal’s path to becoming a Finance Manager at SYSPRO was set out for him when he received a bursary from EY whilst still at school. This provided him the opportunity to do his articles and study towards becoming a CA. He has held senior roles including Head of...

Rebecca Moralo

Rebecca Moralo, a manager in Risk Management at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development in Kimberley, knew that she wanted to be an accountant from the onset while studying for her undergraduate qualification. She completed her 3-year...

Petrus Samuel

Managing member at Punta Accounting and Business Solutions cc, Petrus Samuel, says the biggest challenges of is job is streamlining processes and improving productivity; running a global business efficiently; achieving real-time visibility across the organization, and...

Nozipho Mpofu

He just got caught up. That is how Nozipho Mpofu, Senior partner and CFO at accounting and tax firm Nozipho and Associates, ended up as a CFO. “I needed a job and I got one at an auditing firm in Cape Town as a trainee accountant so I just went with it until I...

Nishant Saxena

Pharmaceutical giant Cipla's Regional CFO and Executive Director of Business Development for Sub-Saharan Africa, Nishant Saxena, started his career in Finance after obtaining an MBA specializing in Finance & Strategy. While working as an intern at Procter &...

Matthew de la Hey

Matthew de la Hey, CEO and financial director at the technology company inploi (www.inploi.me), says he ended up as a finance manager through pursuing entrepreneurship. After graduating from Oxford’s Said business school he worked briefly in private equity before...

Mark Putzier

Mark Putzier became CFO at Mac Brothers Catering Equipment through natural progression after completing his articles at the then Deloitte & Touche before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. One of the many challenges he has encountered is the positioning of...

Otsile Matheba

CFO @ A2X Markets, which is a competitor stock exchange to the JSE speaks about his life’s journey, the benefits of dual listing, and hidden secret of being a winning CFO – speaking truth.

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Pieter de Jager

CFO @ Tanga Cement is an accountant by profession, but not a CA. He chose a different route in the accounting profession and his designation is CFO(SA).

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Nicolaas van Wyk

CEO @ SAIBA talks about the new platform launched to connect CFO’s globally. CFO Talks is a new series aimed at showcasing the diverse responsibilities of the modern CFO.

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Val Davies

Starting out as a Chartered Account, this qualification led to Val Davies’ current position as COO at EY. After qualifying as a CA and completing her articles at EY, she joined the EY Tax practice. “My main area of specialisation was corporate restructuring and...

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Tapiwa Dobo

Audit manager at Deloitte LLP, Tapiwa Dobo views South Africa as the financial hub of Africa. Dobo, whose qualifications include Hons BCompts CTA and CA(SA), says in his job, decision making poses the greatest challenge for him. According to him the biggest investment...

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Sanjay Galal

Sanjay Galal’s path to becoming a Finance Manager at SYSPRO was set out for him when he received a bursary from EY whilst still at school. This provided him the opportunity to do his articles and study towards becoming a CA. He has held senior roles including Head of...

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Rebecca Moralo

Rebecca Moralo, a manager in Risk Management at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development in Kimberley, knew that she wanted to be an accountant from the onset while studying for her undergraduate qualification. She completed her 3-year...

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Petrus Samuel

Managing member at Punta Accounting and Business Solutions cc, Petrus Samuel, says the biggest challenges of is job is streamlining processes and improving productivity; running a global business efficiently; achieving real-time visibility across the organization, and...

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Nozipho Mpofu

He just got caught up. That is how Nozipho Mpofu, Senior partner and CFO at accounting and tax firm Nozipho and Associates, ended up as a CFO. “I needed a job and I got one at an auditing firm in Cape Town as a trainee accountant so I just went with it until I...

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Nishant Saxena

Pharmaceutical giant Cipla's Regional CFO and Executive Director of Business Development for Sub-Saharan Africa, Nishant Saxena, started his career in Finance after obtaining an MBA specializing in Finance & Strategy. While working as an intern at Procter &...

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Matthew de la Hey

Matthew de la Hey, CEO and financial director at the technology company inploi (www.inploi.me), says he ended up as a finance manager through pursuing entrepreneurship. After graduating from Oxford’s Said business school he worked briefly in private equity before...

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Mark Putzier

Mark Putzier became CFO at Mac Brothers Catering Equipment through natural progression after completing his articles at the then Deloitte & Touche before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. One of the many challenges he has encountered is the positioning of...

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Marc Yon

A Senior Financial Analyst at South African Breweries, Marc Yon, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 after completing his articles at Deloitte. For him the biggest challenge in his current role is to remain relevant as a finance business partner within an...

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Tommie Koeries

For Tommie Koeries, Financial Director of the Tiletoria Group of Companies, a subsidiary of Invicta Holdings Ltd., the path that led him to this position started in Grade 8 when he first encountered Accounting as a school subject.    “It was just a natural fit for me...

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Chris Preen

CEO and CFO at FindanAccountant.co.za, Chris Preen, has never strayed far from the finance field in his career. At university he studied for a B.Comm degree with majors in Accountancy and Economics. “Most of my employment has been in self-established entrepreneurial...

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Chipo Mlambo

A former finance academic and now director at the Africa Institute for Forecasting & Financial Analysis Training Institute sees the IAFEI World Congress (www.iafeiworldcongress.com) as a networking opportunity and a platform for sharing ideas. In the global...

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Andre le Grange

We talk to André le Grange, the Finance Manager and Acting Finance Executive at the education support company EduSciMat that supplies Smart Maths labs and Science labs to public schools. Mark is a Qualified Accountant (through SAIPA) and Part Qualified with CIMA. Mark...

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Xolani Qubeka

Exciting and somewhat controversial, we sat down with the CEO of the Small Business Development Institute, Xolani Qubeka, learning about his will to really change the small business economy in South Africa. Waiting for Xolani Qubeka to arrive at his offices in...

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Tsakani Ratsela

The effectiveness and efficiency of a country’s public sector is vital to its success. Furthermore, sound financial management is a critical element in ensuring good delivery of public services. This was the point of departure that was explored during a panel...

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Sipho Pityana

The recent downgrades of South Africa's sovereign credit ratings (by rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor and Fitch) had less to do with the economy than with the political system and instability, policy uncertainty and the social reaction to these. “In broad...

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Shabeer Kahn

The chief financial officer of the dti (Department of Trade and Industry), Shabeer Kahn, discusses his career and the role of the modern CFO. We, recently conducted a video interview with Shabeer Khan to discuss the rise and role of the CFO. Khan, was kind enough to...

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Michael Lasch

We look at some of Michael Lasch’s Truth Statements, as this entrepreneur reflects on his career to help guide the future of CFOs in South Africa. My working career spans 30 years, of which two thirds were spent in an ‘employee’ state, and one third was in the space...

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Gronie Hluyo

We sat down with the CFO of SAFA, Gronie Hluyo, to get some inside information on his journey to success. Read on to be inspired – and get tips along the way. It’s a simple cooncept. One ball. One field. Two teams trying their utmost to emerge victorious... But as...

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Aarti Takoordeen

Articulate, confident, beautiful and very, very clever. Not all of these characteristics are necessarily required of CFOs, but they can all be attributed to Aarti Takoordeen, the JSE's 36 year old CFO, and which have stood her in good stead throughout her career. The...

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