Joy Malete, 31

Apart from being a CA(SA), Joy is an all-rounded confident, committed and driven individual who is always looking for new challenges and experiences. She is a philanthropist at heart who is passionateabout youth development and empowerment and is ready to serve wherever the need arises.

With over nine years’ cumulative working experience, mostly in financial services and asset management, Joy currently works as Director for Controllership for VISA SSA. She is responsible for the accounting and tax for SSA and on a short-term business development assignment focusing on mid-market clients in SSA. Joy is also preparing for her CIMA strategic case study exam sitting scheduled for November.

Prior to joining VISA, she was employed by STANLIB as a senior financial manager for the STANLIB Asset Management and Multi Manager entities. In this role, she led numerous accounting projects, the most critical being the automation of the revenue accounting system and the deferred bonus scheme which resulted in about 70% time savings in the daily and monthly processes. She was identified as one of the 2016 top achievers and selected to participate in the Liberty Action Learning Projects (ALP) targeting young emerging talent within the Liberty Group. All ALP projects required the teams to focus on real challenges/opportunities faced by the group and to build implementable solutions.

She has seen accelerated growth in her career, having experienced rapid promotions resulting from her commitment to delivery, her positive attitude and work ethic, her leadership traits, and being a team player.

As a firm believer in community development, particularly among young people, in 2019 Joy spearheaded a concept under the title ‘Future-proof your career’ which focused on delivering workshops to young people on elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her team comprised leaders in their specific fields of tech who agreed to deliver these workshops pro bono. Having been a youth leader at church, she has run several youth camps over the years, with the most recent focusing on leadership development.

She has been invited on various occasions to speak on issues pertaining to domestic violence. This passion birthed a foundation called the BTS foundation, with education and empowerment as its core pillars.

She also does talks and presentations on finance-related topics. These have become more popular during lockdown due to the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy and its people.

She serves as an ex officio member of the risk committee of Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa.

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