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119: CALVIN MOGAU SEHLAPELO

Good teaching, no matter where, can foster great leaders in science and industry.

Calvin Sehlapelo was raised in a township in Polokwane where CAs were virtually unheard of, and rose to head the National Metrology Institute of South Africa in 2017.

118: CHRISTINE KRUGER

Successful former finance executive breaks new ground in engineering startup.

‘We’ve built the world’s brightest long-lasting flashlight.’

117: Niamh Brennan

‘Auditing and accounting is not a science, it’s an art.’

A chartered accountant with a PhD, Professor Niahm Brennan has had a distinguished career glittered with accolades, and in this riveting discussion shares her insights on the accounting profession and the fact that stricter accounting standards don’t always lead to better outcomes.

116: Henk Venter

Holistic Consulting Services for Farmers and New Projects

Henk Venter obtained his MBA and decided to pursue his passion for the agricultural sector by offering a consulting service focusing on the starting of new projects in the agricultural sector and supporting CFOs with financial models and making investment appraisals on green energy projects.

115: Zanele Ngwenya

‘I’ve always had a passion for education.’

A specialist in strategy turnaround and sustainable performance, Zanele Ngwenya’s diverse career experience has equipped him for the role as CFO at Unisa Enterprise.

114: Paul Stedall

King Price’s Master of Coin  

‘We like to think of ourselves as a serious insurer who doesn’t take ourselves too seriously.’ CFO Paul Stedall recently celebrated a year of working at King Price, where they aim to make a notable impact in the market just by doing insurance differently.

113: Donald Nieuwoudt

Making Businesses Work by Adding to the Bottom Line

Donald Nieuwoudt has 22 years of experience at executive management level at various JSE listed and multinational organisations, now this strategy thinker and process changer is scanning the horizon for new opportunities.

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.

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