Deloitte Africa Board
Chairman (Southern Africa)
B Acc (Wits), CA (SA)
I stand for Deloitte and endeavor to live out its values throughout my daily activities.
I believe in a culture that displays a "tone at the top" which is above reproach, and which drives a robust and effective governance process. This ensures that the Board oversees the activities and management of the firm at the highest possible level.
Trevor Brown joined Deloitte in 1979 and was admitted to the partnership in 1988. He was appointed Partner-in-Charge of the Johannesburg Audit office in 1997, and was appointed to the firm's Executive Committee (Exco) in 1998 as the Service Line Leader of Audit. During 2005, he was appointed as the Clients & Markets leader of the Southern African firm, and continued to serve on Exco. In 2011, Trevor resigned from Exco and was elected to the Southern Africa Board on 1 September 2011 as the Johannesburg representative. He was then elected by the Board as its Chairman and was re-elected to this role in August 2014.
He has been actively involved as Advisory Partner to many of the firm’s audit clients and is currently the Relationship Partner to The Bidvest Group. He was appointed the Chairman of the Africa Board on 1 June 2015, and also serves as a Southern Africa representative.
Deputy Chairman (East Africa)
MBA, BCom, CPA
I stand for a culture of unquestionable integrity and aim to build a strong Deloitte firm that will excel through generations to come.
Each day, I set a goal to work relentlessly towards entrenching a high performance culture among our Deloitte people.
Joe Wangai joined Deloitte in 1997 as a direct-entry Partner. He is the Audit Business Leader for Deloitte East Africa, a role he has fulfilled since 2002. He served as the Finance Partner in East Africa between 2003 and 2010.
He has serviced several clients in the region including Britam Holdings Limited, First Chartered Securities Group, African Reinsurance Corporation, Telkom Kenya (Orange) and Kenya Airways. He is a member of the Deloitte East Africa Financial Services Industry team and holds specialist skills in the Insurance Industry and in corporate sector audit.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Joe was a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Nairobi from 1982 to 1984, and worked at PwC between 1984 and 1996, the last three years as Senior Manager. He served as President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya between 2005 and 2007, as a Member of the Executive Committee of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants from 2005 to 2010 and as the Federation’s Deputy President from 2009 to 2010.
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a member of the National Board of Auditors and Accountants in Tanzania, and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (iCPASR).
Joe held the position of Chairman of the Deloitte Africa Board from 2013 to 2015, and since June 2015 serves the Africa Board as Deputy Chairman and East Africa representative.
Chief Executive Officer
CA (SA), Advanced Management Programme (Harvard University)
I am a champion of the Deloitte Africa story and purpose-driven leadership, and am proud of the role our firm is playing in leading the profession continent-wide. Every day, our talented people from across the globe serve our clients and communities with integrity and distinction.
I believe in making an enduring, positive impact. I believe in making an impact that matters.
Lwazi joined Deloitte in 1994 and was appointed to the partnership in 2003. He was appointed Chief Executive of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2012 and Chief Executive of Deloitte Africa on 1 June 2013. He is also a member of the Deloitte Global Executive Committee. Prior to this, he served on the Deloitte Global Board and on its Risk and Strategy Review Committees. Over his more than 20 year tenure with the firm, Lwazi served in a number of roles including being a member of the Deloitte Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors, holding executive responsibility for the firm’s strategy and the Corporate Finance service area, and was the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory.
His portfolio of Corporate Finance experience covers valuations, due diligence and mergers and acquisitions. His work has covered many industry sectors including transportation, financial services, fuel and fleet management, technology, media and services.
Lwazi is a former member of the Securities Regulation Panel (SRP) and is a past President of the Association of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA). He is also the Chairman of the African Children’s Feeding Scheme.
Chief Operating Officer
I stand for and stand up for Deloitte. Integrity, excellence, passion and pride are the hallmarks of our business and I believe that with these cornerstones to success, Deloitte will be the employer of choice in Africa and globally.
Allen Swiegers joined Deloitte in 1984 and was admitted to the partnership in 1991. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Southern Africa in June 2006. The five client-facing Service Line Leaders as well as the Executive members responsible for Talent & Transformation, Group Administration Services and Group Information Services report to him.
Allen was the Managing Partner of the Pretoria office from 2000 to 2006 and served as a Board member for two of those years before joining the Executive Committee in 2005.
He was the Lead Client Service Partner on Vodacom for six years and is currently the Advisory Partner on Steinhoff, JD Group, Absa and Sasol.
Allen is the Executive Sponsor of the Deloitte Way, the firm’s dynamic staff engagement and culture programme, which was launched in 2005. Our Deloitte Way programme is aligned to our Global Shared Values, which include integrity, commitment to each other, strength from cultural diversity, and outstanding value to clients.
Chief Financial Officer
I stand for excellence and for exceeding the benchmark.
My goals are to achieve standard systems and processes across our African practice, which support our client service teams in delivering seamless quality services, and to build a world-class finance team.
Mike Jarvis joined Deloitte in 1987 and was admitted to the partnership in 1996. Mike spent two years from 1989 to 1991 in the USA as part of the firm’s global exchange programme. In 1999 he was appointed Leader of the Deloitte Multicultural Development Programme for a two year period. In this role he was responsible for the strategic implementation of the firm’s transformation process.
He also served as a member of the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors from June 2003 to August 2008. Mike was later appointed as Head of Johannesburg Audit in March 2007, a position he held until August 2013. During this period, he also held the role of Audit Southern Africa Chief Operating Officer.
Over and above his operational responsibilities, Mike was the Lead Client Service Partner on a number of listed entities in the Manufacturing, Mining and Tourism sectors. He was appointed the Chief Financial Officer of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2014. Further to this role, Mike is the Chief Operating Officer for Central, East and West Africa and he serves on the Africa Board of Partners and Directors.
Reputation and Risk Leader
B Acc, CA (SA)
I stand for excellence in client service.
My goal is to find the appropriate balance between risk management and the achievement of sustainable growth for Deloitte.
Mike Comber joined the firm in 1973. He studied through the University of Natal Durban and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. He spent two years working in the United States and United Kingdom in the early 1980s and upon his return to South Africa was appointed as an Audit Partner in 1985.
Mike was the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Staff Partner for six years, which was followed by a further six years as the Business Unit Leader of the KwaZulu-Natal Assurance and Advisory Services business. During the 32 years he spent in the Durban office, Mike served many clients in the region including, among others, Illovo Sugar Ltd, Dunlop Africa Ltd, the Massdiscounters Chain, a division of Masstores (Pty) Ltd, Crookes Brothers Ltd and McCarthy Retail Ltd. He also had Advisory Partner responsibilities in respect of a number of other clients.
Mike relocated to Johannesburg during 2005 to take on the role of Lead Client Service Partner on Sappi Limited, which has its primary listing in Johannesburg, but which, at the time, was also a foreign private issuer listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He was also the Lead Client Service Partner on Imperial Holdings Limited and currently leads the firm’s Risk Independence & Legal team.
Mike was appointed to the Southern Africa Board on 1 September 2008 and elected Deputy Chairman on 1 June 2010. He was re-elected to this role in August 2014. Mike currently serves on the Africa Board of Partners and Directors as the Reputation & Risk Leader.
BSc, MBA, FCA, AMP
I stand for doing things right always.
I drive knowledge acquisition, competence development and excite clients with exceptional service delivery.
Olufemi (Femi) Abegunde joined Deloitte as a direct-entry Partner in 2005, having spent most of his earlier career in professional services, including serving as a Partner at Arthur Andersen.
Femi is an Audit Partner and was responsible for setting up the Energy and Resources (E&R) Audit Practice of the Nigeria firm where he is currently the Business Unit Leader. He also serves as the firm’s E&R Industry Leader. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria (ACIT).
His key skills lie in the Audit, Advisory and Taxation business areas. His clients include Sahara Energy Group and Conoil Group.
Femi was elected a Board Member on the Africa Board in 2013, and continues to the serve the Board as the West Africa representative.
HND (Accountancy) FCA, ACIT
I am passionate about the Deloitte Brand and our business, and committed to Deloitte’s goals and to living the Deloitte values.
Augustine Nkwume joined Deloitte in 1989 and was admitted to the partnership in 2005.
Augustine is the Audit Leader of Deloitte Nigeria. Former roles include serving as the Professional Services Review (PSR) Partner in-charge from 2005 to 2008, and the Managing Partner of the Port Harcourt office from 2009 to 2012. His skills span Audit technical and he holds specialist industry experience in the Consumer Business and Transport sectors.
He has served many large clients over his more than 25 years of service with Deloitte. Some of his clients include Lafarge, P&G, Indorama Group, Unicem and Dangote.
Augustine is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Augustine currently serves the Africa Board as the West Africa representative.
MBA (Finance and Accounting), BSc Industrial Engineering
I stand for Deloitte and strive to make a meaningful difference in our clients and people’s lives. I believe in professionalism and ensure this is embedded in everything we do.
Kimani Njoroge joined Deloitte in 1986, was appointed a Director in Deloitte Consulting Ltd in 1995 and was admitted to the partnership in 2003. He is the Human Capital East Africa business unit leader, and was elected the East Africa Chairman in 2009 and re-elected to this role in 2013. Prior to be appointed the Human Capital leader, Kimani was the Public Sector Leader for East Africa and focused on developing our Consulting expertise and footprint in the region. His industry experience also includes servicing various Financial Services clients, in addition to major government departments and state-owned corporations mainly in restructuring work. Some of clients include the Central Banks of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
He has also implemented many development programmes for or funded by the World Bank, USAID, European Union, DFID, UN and the European Investment Bank.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Kimani served as a Senior Management Analyst in the Directorate of Personnel Management in the Office of the President in Kenya from 1978 to 1986.
Kimani currently serves the Africa Board as an East Africa representative.
FCCA, CPA(M), BSoc Economics
I am committed to ensuring that our firm maintains its pre-eminence position in the local market through excellent service delivery and attracting the best talent.
I stand for a culture of excellence and a caring and learning environment.
Nkondola Uka joined Deloitte in 1983 and was admitted to the partnership in 1996.
He is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Malawi, a role he has held since 1998.
Nkondola is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Malawi and the
Associations of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK.
He has serviced various clients over his more than 30 year tenure with the firm including Telekom Networks Malawi Limited and ADMARC Limited. Nkondola is a generalist and is often called upon to advise on Tax assignments and serves as a Tax Partner on accounts in addition to leading our Deloitte business in the region.
Nkondola currently serves the Africa Board as a Central Africa representative.
CA (SA), B.Com (Accounting) (Honours), B.Com (Tax) (Honours)
I stand for authenticity and humility. I believe that no matter who you interact with, you should be exactly as funny, independent, complicated, smart and imperfect as you are. Someone will appreciate it.
You cannot touch the Deloitte brand, you can only experience it… Our brand is built from the heart, by our people, every single day, in many different ways. This is what makes Deloitte the powerful and enduring brand that it is today.
My goal is to drive innovation and to always try and bring together the exceptional and diverse talents of our people. It is doing this that we will better the lives of our clients and make a real difference to our communities, our country and our continent.
Anthea Scholtz joined Deloitte in 1994. She is a Partner in Taxation Services and is the leader of the national Tax Oil & Gas Industry group for the firm. She provides tax advisory services to various multi-national oil and gas companies and also heads up the Oil & Gas industry group for the Western Cape office. She is the leader of the Global Employer Services unit for Deloitte in the Western Cape region and was the author of the comprehensive book on taxation Pay Less Tax and co-authored the book Everyone’s Guide to the Tax Return.
Anthea also held the role of national Chairperson of Deloitte Women in Leadership in South Africa from 2012 to March 2015 and continues to serve on this committee as the Southern Africa Western Cape representative. Anthea was appointed as a Southern Africa Board member in 2012, and holds responsibility for the Western Cape and Namibia portfolio. She was appointed to serve on the Deloitte Africa Board of Partners and Directors in 2014 as a Southern Africa representative.
B.Com (Ed) – University of Bophuthatswana (Now NWU), B.Com (Hon) – University of North West (Now NWU), MBA (Finance and Marketing) – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
I stand for the highest level of integrity and am passionate about building an environment where our talent thrive and build careers of a lifetime. I believe in contributing positively to the economic development of South Africa by availing our very best to change the game.
My goal is to contribute meaningfully to transformation in corporate South Africa.
Gaba Tabane joined Deloitte in 2010 as a Director. He has extensive experience in business management and strategy, business process re-engineering and programme management. He is currently the Public Sector Growth Unit Leader and serves various clients including the North West Department of Education, Government Pensions Administration Agency, the Gauteng Department of Finance and the Gauteng Department of Education.
Gaba is a member of the Deloitte Consulting Leadership Committee and the Transformation Leader for the Consulting business area. Some of his key achievements include BMF Manager of the Year for 2008, a 30 year Alumni Lifetime Award from NWU, and mentoring a new Director at Deloitte from the position of Senior Manager. Gaba was appointed to the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors in September 2014 and holds responsibility for the Consulting portfolio. He currently serves the Africa Board as a Southern Africa representative.
BA (Hons) (Ghana), FCCA
I stand for continuous improvement of myself, my family, and the people that surround me.
My goal is to help foster an environment in which people want to work, and to build on our wonderful culture which empowers every person to feel free to raise challenges or concerns and which fosters the highest standards of integrity and behaviour.
Charles Larbi-Odam is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). He joined Deloitte in January 2000. He moved to the Corporate Finance practice of Deloitte in 2003 and was admitted to the partnership in January 2007.
Charles has been responsible for developing the firm’s services around valuations required for financial reporting purposes. He currently leads the IFRS valuation work in Deloitte Southern Africa, and was appointed Business Unit Leader of Corporate Finance in 2012, a role he held for two years.
Charles was appointed to the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors in August 2011, where he is a member of both the Remuneration Committee (REMCO) and the Performance, Reward, Succession & Nominations (PRSN) Committee. Charles currently serves the Africa Board as a Southern Africa representative.
I stand for sustainability in all that we do and for making a difference each and every day.
My goal is to deliver value to our clients, through excellence.
Tony Zoghby joined Deloitte in 1981 and was admitted to the partnership in 1988.
He is currently the Deloitte Assurance industry leader for Mining, having served two terms as the Deloitte Global leader for Mining.
He is also Lead Client Service Partner on two Office of the CEO clients, the Anglo American Group and the Murray & Roberts Group, where he is responsible for the delivery of all services from Deloitte on a global scale. With almost three decades of experience as a Partner serving a range of clients, particularly those in the mining industry, Tony has built his career focusing on clients with international interests that require multinational client service. Tony was appointed as a member of the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors in 2009, where he is responsible for the Assurance portfolio. He is also the Chairman of the Partner and Director Remuneration Committee.
Tony currently serves the Africa Board as a Southern Africa representative.
BA LLB (Wits), HDip Tax (Wits), HDip International Tax (RAU), Admitted Attorney
I stand for achieving the best possible levels of client service by getting the best out of my team.
My goal is to maintain the pre-eminent position for our Transfer Pricing team in Southern Africa.
Billy Joubert joined Deloitte in 1991 and was admitted to the partnership in 1998. He has extensive experience in specialist consulting across a wide range of tax disciplines and has been a specialist in transfer pricing since 2002.
Within Deloitte, Billy is the leader of the Transfer Pricing team within Taxation Services. This team has done extensive transfer pricing assignments for all the major banks in South Africa as well as for clients across all business sectors within the country, including mining, telecommunications, freight and logistics, and the motor industry. As a subject matter expert, he regularly contributes to articles for publication in the press and is regularly interviewed on TV and radio. Billy was appointed to the Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors in 2012, where he is responsible for the Taxation Services portfolio.
Billy currently serves the Africa Board as a Southern Africa representative.
Advancement of Women
Sudasha Naidoo joined Deloitte in 1994 and was appointed to the partnership in 2007. Sudasha is a Corporate Tax Income specialist and has served various large companies include Anglo American Platinum, Anglo American Coal, Kumba, Kansai, Dimension Data and AFGRI. She has held various roles including Talent Director for Tax and is currently the Tax representation on the Deloitte Women in Leadership (DWIL) committee. Sudasha was appointed to the Southern Africa Board in August 2014 as the DWIL representative.
CA (SA), MBA (UCT)
Bonga Nyembe joined Deloitte in 2000 in the Entrepreneurial Services division (ES). He studied through the University of Natal Durban. On completion of his articles he was seconded to the New York office, through the firm’s JIT programme. On his return, he re-joined the South African practice as a manager in ES. He was appointed as a partner in Johannesburg Audit in June 2006.
Bonga has been actively involved in the transformation initiatives of the firm and has been the Transformation champion for Johannesburg Audit from 2005. In 2010 he was appointed as the Talent Leader for Johannesburg Audit and was appointed to the management committee of the same business unit in June 2011. Bonga is a Group Leader in Audit since 2013 and as a Board member responsible for the Transformation portfolio since 2012.
Professor Njabulo Ndebele
Ph.D. English, M.A. English Literature, B.A. English and Philosophy, Research Fellow, Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, University of Cape Town
Njabulo S Ndebele is renowned as an academic, a literary and a writer of fiction, with a Ph.D. English in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Apart from completing a number of literary works and publications for which is he has been widely recognised, Professor Ndebele has achieved the distinction of 11 honorary doctorates from universities across four continents. He has also served as the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town. Currently he serves as the Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg.
Njabulo was appointed as an External Advisor to the Deloitte Southern Africa Board of Partners and Directors in 2013.
EMEA Managing Partner
Degree (Law and Business Management), Degree (Tax Law)
I am committed to our strategy and our purpose - to make an impact that matters.
I continually strive towards ensuring that our firm becomes the undisputed leader in professional services.
As Belgian CEO, Rik leads and manages the Executive, and sets the strategic direction of the firm. He also represents the Belgian firm in the Deloitte global network, as a member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Governance Committee, DTTL Board of Directors and the EMEA Council.
Prior to becoming CEO, Rik was the managing partner of the Tax & Legal practice in Belgium (2004-2008) and a member of the Belgian Executive. Rik began his career at Deloitte, in 1985. He became a tax partner in the Belgian firm, specialising in international tax planning. Throughout his career, Rik has worked directly with many large clients; he was named several times as one of Belgium’s top tax advisers in the International Tax Review’s World Tax surveys.
Rik is an active member of business organisations such as VBO/ FEB, VOKA and IFA.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the KULAK, a division of the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL); and he is a member of the King Baudouin Foundation’s West Flanders support committee.