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112: PRECIOUS DUBE

Helping CEOs of medium businesses increase business value

After a successful 20-year career in finance, Precious Dube is launching herself in a new direction as a corporate coach. As CFOs we are at war, the biggest war being that you are entrusted with the budget. In some instances, it’s hundreds of millions of rands and in some instances billions of rands, amid a society that feels entitled to some of those monies.’

111: Dirk Viljoen

A Reputation for Innovation

The insurance industry is a barometer of business conditions generally, CFO Dirk Viljoen explains how Hollard Insurance has weathered Covid after their travel insurance turnover dropped to almost zero.

110: Andre Hugo

Spotting the Gap for a New Money App

A highly accomplished business executive with diverse international experience, Andre Hugo, has a flare for building and scaling companies, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of South Africa’s first open banking marketplace.

109: Merusha Govender

‘I knew I wanted to be a CA before I even knew what a CA did.’

Financial Director, entrepreneur and author, Merusha Govender, is one of the shareholders at DDS Group blazing a trail across 15 African countries for this specialist dispense and refrigeration service provider based in South Africa.

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. 

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