MEET THE JUDGES

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Andile Khumalo CA(SA)

CEO: Brodkast Group

Andile is the CEO of The Brodkast Group, an investor in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication sectors. He is the former Managing Director of POWER 98.7 and former COO of MSG Afrika. Andile is a former investment banker with Investec Corporate Finance, Andile is a former member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, a previous director of South African Airways, the former President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA), and a former member of the FSB’s Directorate of Market Abuse.


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Dineshrie Pillay CA(SA)

Specialist in Leadership Development

Dineshrie is a speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator specialising in the subject of leadership development. A qualified Chartered Accountant by profession, Dineshrie offers leadership training interventions and executive coaching.


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Brett Tromp CA(SA)

CFO: Discovery Health

Brett is the Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Health. Brett has extensive experience and successful track record as a Chief Financial Officer with over 15 years’ experience in handling all aspects of financial management and managerial functions. Brett currently also operates as CEO of Discovery’s Health Care Services division which houses its Pharmacy, Wellness business and its Homecare business. Brett regularly deals with Governments in Africa and is spearheading change in corporate reporting to include Health metrics in company reports both in South Africa and the SADC region. In 2015 Brett was named as South Africa’s young (under 40) Chief Financial Officer of the year. As well as the award for the best High Performing Finance team in South Africa.


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Abed Tau CA(SA)

Co-founder: Thamani Consulting

Abed is the Co-founder of Thamani Consulting, a Financial Advisory Firm servicing SMME and large business. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Tuta-Me, an EdTech business delivering both incontact and online education in the form of tutoring and digital education. In addition he is also the Co-founder Silicon Maboneng , a tech development business that develops apps and systems for SMMEs and big business to make their visions come alive and also add efficiencies in the businesses.

 


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Azim Omar CA(SA)

EY Partner: Africa Growth Markets Leader

Azim is EY’s Growth Markets leader across Africa, and he has assisted many entrepreneurial companies in their growth journey. He is also an accredited Growth Navigator Guru and look after EY’s Family business offering across Africa.

He is passionate about entrepreneurs and supports entrepreneurs through the EY Winning Woman program. Furthermore, he is responsible for EY’s World Entrepreneur Awards Southern Africa and hosts our winner at the EY World Entrepreneur of the year Awards.

He also works closely with companies like Endeavour in driving entrepreneurship across the continent.

Azim leads a number of EY’s key accounts, including Naspers, Super Group and Witwatersrand University and fulfils the role of Senior Relationship Partner of various entrepreneurial and growth market accounts.

 


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Gugu Mtetwa CA(SA)

Writer, Speaker, Fellow for Centre for African Management & Markets (GIBS)

Gugu is a senior executive with more than 16 years of experience in the Financial Services and Telecommunications Industries. She has extensive knowledge of insurance and investment management industries, as well as in development financial institutions. Amongst others she serves on the board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa as an independent non-executive director and chairperson of its Audit and Risk Committee. She is also an independent non-executive director of Santam, Italtile, Sasfin bank and the Landbank. She is also a fellow at GIBS at the Center for African Management and Markets. Previous positions include Finance Executive at Vodacom and partner at PwC. In 2014 Gugu was nominated as one of the Top 35 Chartered Accountants in South Africa.


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Ismail Lambat CA(SA)

Finance Business Partner I CFO I Business Coach I Lecturer

A versatile and results-oriented professional with extensive business and financial acumen gained during a highly successful career spanning over 13 years. Possesses a proven track record of negotiating and effectively dealing with major banks, companies and government entities. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and influence major business decisions. Attentive to detail with a practical approach to problem solving and the knowledge required to ensure that sound judgements are made. Enjoys being part of a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments. Leadership style is based on the premise that collective outputs outweigh the sum of individual outputs. Resilient to any business configuration and form of team diversity and has excelled in cross cultural business environments.


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Darren Isaacs CA(SA)

Darren Isaacs | Makosi

Darren is on a mission with his team at Makosi to change the way public accounting firms deliver work. This requires our clients to go global and on-demand with resourcing strategies, operate virtually as well as forge automation and data analytics strategies. His mantra is “get your hands dirty, figure things out, keep it simple and never give up.”


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Linky Olivier CA(SA)

CEO | CAMAF

Darren is on a mission with his team at Makosi to change the way public accounting firms deliver work. This requires our clients to go global and on-demand with resourcing strategies, operate virtually as well as forge automation and data analytics strategies. His mantra is “get your hands dirty, figure things out, keep it simple and never give up.”


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Jodi Joseph CA(SA)

Divisional Executive | CaseWare Africa, a subsidiary of Adapt IT.

Jodi Joseph is a Chartered Accountant (CASA), results driven executive, with incomparable experience in both the financial and operations aspects of business.  She completed her articles at Grant Thornton – Kessel Feinstein in the nineties and thereafter joined Investec Bank Limited where she spent 15 years both in London and SA in a variety of Risk Management, Finance and Operational roles. With a real passion for technology she left banking and joined CQS holdings in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. In 2016 CQS Holdings was acquried by Adapt IT and renamed to CaseWare Africa.

 

In her role of Divisional Executive of CaseWare Africa – which she assumed in 2018 – Jodi brings the wealth and depth of experience that enables her to drive company performance by motivating her teams and partnering with other executives in the business with the goal of setting and executing growth strategies. Her management style is one of a collaborative mindset that aims to unlock synergies across business units with the goal of ongoing improvement and business growth. She remains a passionate Financial Professional with a love of technology that spends everyday ensuring that CaseWare Africa builds products that make a meaningful difference in the lives of their clients.


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