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108: Ismail Ismail

Innovation is Key in Insurance Sector

‘I think the future of insurance ultimately will be in your cell phone’ says Compass Insure’s Ismail Ismail, who provides some fascinating insights on where the insurance sector is going in the next ten years.

107: El Hassen Taktak

Converting Financial and Economic Risks into Opportunities

COGEREF’s El Hassen TAKTAK provides some fascinating insight into the background of economic life in Tunisia, and the integration of the Tunisian economy into European countries and particularly to France.

106: Nicolaas van Wyk

The fight for Africa’s economic independence.

SAIBA CEO Nicolaas Van Wyk talks to Channel Africa to emphasise the role of the CFO in the fight for Africa’s financial freedom, and to further reiterate the demands of the modern CFO on the continent.

105: Julian Johnson

Africa’s Leading Renewable Energy Provider

Julian Johnson is CFO at BioTherm Energy, a pan-African renewable energy development and investment platform focused on the commercialisation of PV solar and onshore wind projects.

104: Mark Bartels

‘The Shopify for Accountants’

South African-born, Mark Bartels, has gained a wealth of experience from Silicon Valley to Sydney, now CFO at Practice Ignition, specialising in software to simplify business processes for their clients and ensure they receive payments.

103: Daniel Moritz

Finding Opportunities in the Chaos

Identifying a gap in the South African SME finance market, Merchant Capital provides working capital to retailers without collateral. CFO Daniel Moritz explains how this innovative financing model was introduced to South Africa.

102: Coenie Middel

Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Impact of Covid-19

Accountant, innovator and serial entrepreneur, Coenie Middel, has added five new projects to his growing portfolio of businesses focused on trend innovation.

101: James Todd

Energised by Chaos and Economic Crisis

Unilever’s James Todd represents the modern versatile CFO with a flair for turnaround strategies and a genuine passion for the products, people and company that he’s served for the past 30 years.

100: Auvasha Moodley

2021 – The Year of Innovation

Reflecting on the past year, Finance Director, Auvasha Moodley, forecasts that this will be a year of innovation as companies are compelled to think out of the box to adapt to a new normal.

99: Mark Putzier

How CFOs are moving from bean counters to business enablers 

 Mark Putzier is a freelance CFO gun for hire and had to draw on all his corporate skills when the Covid lockdown hammered a food franchise client’s business. The role of the CFO may never be the same again.

98: Makgau Dibakwane

CFO and Acting CEO, Makgau Dibakwane – Fundi Capital 

Fundi Capital is not only South Africa’s leading education finance provider but it’s also positioning itself as a brand for the continent. Makgau Dibakwane explains how Fundi is passionate about making a difference in the life of every African through education. 

97: Mohsin Kalla

CFO Mohsin Kalla – I-Tech South Africa 

 Since 2018 I-Tech South Africa has trained over 20 000 health workers to manage potential pandemic outbreaks, these skills have become vital to the country and economy in the past year. 

96: Sadok El Benna

CFO Tunisia & Morocco – Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services

Listed in France, the Sodexo Group is a worldwide leader in food services, as well as operating benefits and rewards services, Sadok El Benna is CFO for Sodexo Pass Tunisia and Morocco.

95: Ronel Jooste

Financial Expert and Author

‘My dream is really to educate the people of South Africa about finances because I believe if you empower an individual financially, you uplift a nation.’

94: Jaco Roos

Part-time / Portfolio Finance Director – The FD Centre

Having experienced part-time finance executives allows business owners and CEO’s to focus on their core competencies, Jaco Roos provides some insight to the growing demand for this cost-effective alternative to a fulltime CFO.

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