Dumo is a modern-world, well-rounded and sought-after chartered accountant. His track record is that of a natural leader. Within months of joining Tiger Brands in March 2017 at the age of 30, he was called upon to serve as the finance executive of the Perishables Division. In the last few months, he has played an instrumental role in ensuring the return of the Enterprise brand to South African shelves. On a voluntary basis, he also serves as a principal officer of the division’s provident fund. He has also held multiple leadership roles prior to joining Tiger Brands.

His desire and passion to develop others are second to none. In 2017, he was able to single-handedly achieve within two months what many others had failed to do in 11 years at Tiger Brands: he acquired a CA(SA) training accreditation for the group and employed the first intake of trainees in January 2018. Dumo continues to volunteer as a training officer for the programme. He had achieved a similar outcome for a previous employer (PepsiCo SA) in acquiring a CIMA accreditation for them.

As if his schedule is not full enough, Dumo’s extreme passion for giving back has led him (together with his family) to start a powerful initiative in 2009 called Dumekhaya Foundation (DKF). The purpose of the foundation is to ensure that dedicated leaners from the disadvantaged families obtain funding for tertiary education and are mentored throughout. DKF has grown from strength to strength − from just two learners in 2009 it now boasts 77 beneficiaries and 18 graduates since inception. Dumo has been involved in multiple rural CSI initiatives throughout his life journey.