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Deloitte Africa Board

Trevor Brown

Chairman
B Acc, CA(SA)

I stand for Deloitte and endeavour 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 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.

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Trevor Brown

Olufemi Abegunde

(West Africa)
BSc, MBA, FCA, AMP

I stand for doing things right, always.

I drive knowledge acquisition, competence development and exciting clients with exceptional service delivery.

Olufemi (Femi) 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.

He 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.

Femi 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.

He was appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Africa Board, effective 1 September 2017.

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Olufemi Abegunde

Lwazi Bam

Ex officio
Chief Executive Officer
CA(SA), Advanced Management Programme (Harvard University)

I'm a champion of the Deloitte Africa story and purpose-driven leadership, and I'm 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 – 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, he 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 being 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.

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Lwazi Bam

Sihlalo Jordan

Ex officio
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and Strategy
CA(SA), BCom (Hons), Banking Law Diploma

I stand for excellence in everything we do!

My goal is to drive distinctive client service and outstanding people development, together with meaningful and purposeful impact.

Sihlalo joined Deloitte in 2002 and was appointed to the partnership in 2007. He became the Financial Services Team (FIST) Business Unit Leader in July 2012, which is a multi-disciplinary team of over 350 professionals who focus on audit, advisory and actuarial services in South Africa and across Africa.

As the FIST Business Unit Leader, he focused on audit and advisory services for banking institutions in South Africa and across the African continent, particularly on universal banking and development financial institutions. In 2010, he served on the Deloitte Global Advisory Council, a group of approximately 30 Partners from the Firm’s top 20 countries who advise the Global Executive Committee on the Firm’s strategic direction towards the year 2020.

Sihlalo is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Association of Corporate Treasurers South Africa (ACTSA), the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in Southern Africa (ABASA).

He was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Africa on 1 June 2016.

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Mike Jarvis

Ex officio
Chief Operating Officer
CA(SA)

I stand for excellence and for exceeding the benchmark.

My goals are to achieve standard systems and processes across our Africa practice, which support our client service teams in delivering seamless quality services, and to build a world-class finance team.

Mike joined Deloitte in 1987 and was admitted to the partnership in 1996. He 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.

He 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, he was the Lead Client Service Partner on a number of listed entities in the Manufacturing, Mining and Tourism sectors.

Mike was appointed the Chief Financial Officer of Deloitte Southern Africa on 1 June 2014 and the Africa Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2015. He was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Africa on 1 June 2016.

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Mike Jarvis

Murray Dicks


Africa Reputation and Risk Leader

Bachelor of Business Science (B.Bus.Sci),Bachelor of Laws (LLB),
Advanced Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution

I’m committed to making an impact by working hard to reduce and minimise the Firm’s legal risk.

Murray was appointed the Reputation & Risk Leader (RRL) of the Africa Firm on 1 June 2017. He is also the Legal Counsel of the Deloitte Africa Firm. Murray has practiced as a corporate and employment law attorney for 23 years. He has very good legal experience in the following areas of legal practice: High Court litigation, Commercial and transaction legal advice and agreements, Share incentive schemes, Public sector legal consulting, Employment law, employee benefits law and labour relations.

He has advised in a number of complex commercial transactions, and has drafted or reviewed many commercial agreements. He has on a number of occasions project managed and/or otherwise assisted clients with privatisation, corporatisation, restructuring, performance management, retrenchment and/or outsourcing processes.

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Murray Dicks

Augustine Nkwume

(West Africa)
HND (Accountancy) FCA, ACIT

I’m passionate about the Deloitte Brand and our business, and I’m committed to Deloitte’s goals and to living the Deloitte values.

Augustine joined Deloitte in 1989 and was admitted to the partnership in 2005. He is the Audit Leader of Deloitte Nigeria. His 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. 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).

He currently serves on the Africa Board as the West Africa representative.

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Augustine Nkwume

Eshak Harunani

(East Africa)
FCA, CPA(T)-PP, CPA(K), BSc (Hons)(London)

I stand for integrity and excellence in everything I do and a commitment to making an impact that matters to those around me.

My goals are to drive quality client service delivery, empower and grow our client service teams and work towards a Deloitte Africa that thrives on our diversity, while making a meaningful contribution to our communities.

Eshak is the Managing Partner of the Tanzania office, as well as an Audit Partner. He has over 25 years’ experience in serving a diverse clientele in Kenya, Tanzania and the UK, with extensive experience in accounting and assurance work as a result of his responsibility for a wide variety of clients.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK in 1994, he moved to Deloitte East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2002, he relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

He currently serves on the Africa Board as the East Africa representative.

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Eshak Harunani

Doreen Mbogho

(East Africa)

I’m committed to making an impact by being passionate about what I do. This translates to how I deal with my clients, how I interact with my teams and how I manage my personal life.

 Doreen is a Financial Advisory Partner in charge of Talent Acquisition and Management in Kenya. Her experience at Deloitte spans ten years. She has held a number of roles including serving as an auditor and as a BDS Partner in the East Africa practice. Some of her responsibilities include preparing financial statements, managing payroll, consulting on income tax compliance and pension fund administration.

She was elected to the Deloitte Africa Board as the East Africa representative, effective 1 September 2017, and is also the East Africa representative of the Deloitte Women in Leadership Africa Committee.

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Doreen Mbogho

Alice Tembo

(Central Africa)

I’m committed to making an impact by empowering your women to aspire to leadership roles. I commit to being a role model to the upcoming accountants in the region.

Alice joined Deloitte Zambia in 1998 and was admitted into the partnership in 2005, as Deloitte Zambia’s first female Partner.

She graduated from Copperbelt University and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She is a Partner in the Audit business and is based in the Lusaka office. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants.

Alice has served many large clients, both in the private and public sector. She has over 22 years’ of audit experience.
She was elected to the Deloitte Africa Board as the Central Africa representative, effective 1 September 2017.

 

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Alice Tembo

Anthea Scholtz

(Southern Africa)
CA (SA), BCom (Accounting) (Hons), BCom (Tax) (Hons)

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 by 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 joined Deloitte in 1994. She is a Partner in Taxation Services and the Leader of the Firm’s Tax Oil & Gas industry group. She provides tax advisory services to various multi-national oil and gas companies and 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, is 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 (DWIL) in South Africa from 2012 to March 2015. She was re-appointed the Chairperson of DWIL Africa, effective 1 June 2017.

Anthea was appointed as a Southern Africa Board member in 2012.

She was appointed to serve on the Deloitte Africa Board in 2014 and was re-elected to serve on the Board, effective 1 September 2017.

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Anthea Scholtz

Sudasha Naidoo

Tax Southern Africa
CA(SA)

I’m committed to making an impact through paying it forward to support the advancement of women into business and positions of leadership, in addition to being actively involved with the effective education of both boys and girls in mathematics.

Sudasha joined Deloitte in 1994 and was appointed to the partnership in 2007. She is a Corporate Tax Income specialist and has served various large companies, including 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 representative on the Deloitte Women in Leadership (DWIL) Africa committee.

Sudasha was appointed to the Southern Africa Board in August 2014 as the strategic representative for the advancement of women portfolio. She was re-elected to serve on the Africa Board as the Tax representative, effective 1 September 2017.

 

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Sudasha Naidoo

Nazeer Essop

Audit & Assurance Southern Africa

I’m committed to making an impact by getting involved in assignments and projects that challenge the status quo.

Nazeer leads the Accounting & Financial Advisory service area at Deloitte Southern Africa. He is also the Public Sector Industry Leader for the region. Nazeer has in-depth experience in delivering effective solutions to public and private sector clients to address their financial and operational challenges. He is the key liaison to the Auditor-General of SA (AG). Nazeer has previously served as a member of the Deloitte Southern Africa board.

He was appointed to the Africa Board as the Audit Southern Africa representative, effective 1 September 2017.

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Nazeer Essop

Gaba Tabane

(Southern Africa)
BCom (Ed), BCom (Hons), MBA (Finance and Marketing) (USA)

I stand for the highest level of integrity, and I’m 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 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.

He 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 and a 30-year Alumni Lifetime Award from NWU.

Gaba was appointed to the Southern Africa Board in September 2014.

He was re-elected as the Consulting Southern Africa representative on the Africa Board effective 1 September 2017.

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Gaba Tabane

Ruwayda Redfearn

Risk Advisory Southern Africa

I’m committed to making an impact by living a life of integrity, being present and in the moment, and being a compassionate but decisive leader.

Ruwayda is the Africa Automotive Leader, Office Managing Partner of Deloitte KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Business Unit Leader of Risk Advisory Eastern Seaboard (KZN, Eastern Cape and Mozambique). Her passion within the Automotive sector is the "customer", and has spent significant time in understanding the impact that the Future of Mobility will have on the end customer. Ruwayda also has had over 15 years’ experience as the Audit Partner on Bidvest Automotive (retailer) and GUD Holdings (component manufacturer).

She was appointed to the Africa Board, effective 1 September 2017 as the Risk Advisory representative for Southern Africa

 

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Ruwayda Redfearn

Lerato Sithole

Strategic representative: Advancement of Women

I’m committed to making an impact building and creating a legacy that will be a platform for the next generation of leadership to land on and growth the Firm further.

Lerato is the leader of Supply Chain Management, a BPS offering by Deloitte. Lerato has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain and has worked for both the public and private sector as well as state-owned Entities. She has vast experience in supply chain performance improvement and optimisation and in driving cost and operational efficiency.

She was appointed to the Africa Board, effective 1 September 2017, as the strategic representative for the advancement of women.

 

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Lerato Sithole

Eric Tshabalala

Transformation
CA(SA), BCom (Hons) Accounting

I stand for integrity and being authentic at all times. I stand for living our Deloitte values. I commit to continue making an impact that matters to our clients, our staff and our Partners.

My goals are to contribute positively to our Transformation targets, which are key to the sustainability of our business, and to continue to deliver quality services to our clients in an innovative manner.

Eric joined Deloitte as a trainee in January 2002 and was appointed a Partner on 1 June 2010. Over the years, he has served a large number of public and private sector clients, as well as large multinational audit clients.

He was appointed as the Talent & Transformation Leader for Audit, for the Johannesburg business unit in September 2013 and the Talent and Transformation Leader for the Deloitte Africa Audit business in June 2015. He also represents the Africa Firm on the Global Audit Talent Advisory Council.

He has been a Board member responsible for the Transformation portfolio since August 2016.

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Eric Tshabalala

Professor Pat Utomi

External Advisor
PhD, MPA and MA (USA), Bachelor of Law (UK)

Pat Utomi is a Nigerian professor in political economy and management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and a former presidential candidate, with a notable passion for the dignity of the human person and the spirit of enterprise.

He served as the vice-chairman of Platinium–Habib Bank and also served on key apex private-sector associations, including the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the National Council of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

He has coordinated the establishment of several civil society groups on good governance and accountability, such as Transparency in Nigeria, The Centre for Values in Leadership, The Concerned Professionals, and the Restoration Group.

Professor Utomi earned two master’s degrees and a PhD at 26 and became one of Nigeria’s top managers in manufacturing before his 33rd birthday, reaching a Presidential Advisory position at 27. In his forties, he achieved a professorship and global acknowledgement as a leading scholar in business, political economy and media studies.

He is active in the international speaking circuit, where he regularly expresses his insights, particularly in growth economics, comparative development, leadership and “The curse of oil and China’s economic surge and growing influence in Africa”. He has collaborated frequently with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington and Chatham House in the UK and has written commissioned papers for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), including his latest collaboration with colleagues from Oxford on the political economy of growth in Nigeria.

He was appointed as an External Advisor to the Africa Board in 2016.

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Professor Pat Utomi

Professor Njabulo Ndebele

External Advisor
PhD English (USA), MA English Literature, BA English and Philosophy,
Research Fellow, Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, University of Cape Town

Professor Ndebele is renowned as an academic, a literary and a writer of fiction, with a PhD in 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, he 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.

He was appointed as an External Advisor to the Africa Board in 2013.

 

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Professor Njabulo Ndebele

Rik Vanpeteghem

EMEA Managing Partner
Degree (Law and Business Management), Degree (Tax Law)

I’m 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 he sets the strategic direction of the Belgian practice. 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 North West Europe Executive. He began his career at Deloitte in 1985.

He became a Tax Partner in the Belgian Firm, specialising in international tax planning. Throughout his career, he has worked directly with many large clients; he was named several times as one of Belgium’s top tax advisors 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.

He serves the Africa Board in the capacity of EMEA Managing Partner.

 

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Rik Vanpeteghem
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