Tinyiko Sihlangu is the CFO and Executive Director at Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), an African community-owned investment company that manages a R30 billion investment fund on behalf of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN).

Prior to joining RBH as a financial accountant, Tinyiko worked at the MTN Group as a financial reporting manager and before that, she was a tax consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) where she also served her articles.

Tinyiko is passionate about the chartered accountancy profession and about developing young finance professionals. She began her career as a tutor at the University of Pretoria where she was the first black academic clerk for the Thuthuka programme.

At RBH, Tinyiko played a key part in establishing an accredited CA training programme and initiated a CA bursary programme for high school students from the RBN.

Tinyiko recently became a mother to a boy, which she considers a great honour and challenge. She is a firm believer in life-long learning and is studying towards her third Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

She believes in ‘living your best life now’, especially with the pandemic, and that young professionals need to be adaptable and prioritise self-care to be effective leaders of our nation.

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