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Providing affordable rental accommodation for the ‘missing middle’, the Johannesburg Housing Company strives to tackle housing challenges in cities across the country. CFO, Prosper Mpofu, explains how JHC have pioneered a model for developing social housing. 
Liam Costello has returned to South Africa after gaining diverse financial management experience in Switzerland and the UK, and he now has his sights set on opportunities within the Southern African market. 
Calvin Sehlapelo was raised in a township in Polokwane where CAs were virtually unheard of, and rose to head the National Metrology Institute of South Africa in 2017.
A chartered accountant with a PhD, Professor Niahm Brennan has had a distinguished career glittered with accolades, and in this riveting discussion shares her insights on the accounting profession and the fact that stricter accounting standards don't always lead to better outcomes.
Successful former finance executive breaks new ground in engineering startup 
Henk Venter obtained his MBA and decided to pursue his passion for the agricultural sector by offering a consulting service focusing on the starting of new projects in the agricultural sector and supporting CFOs with financial models and making investment appraisals on green energy projects.
‘I've always had a passion for education.’A specialist in strategy turnaround and sustainable performance, Zanele Ngwenya’s diverse career experience has equipped him for the role as CFO at Unisa Enterprise.
‘We like to think of ourselves as a serious insurer who doesn't take ourselves too seriously.’ CFO Paul Stedall recently celebrated a year of working at King Price, where they aim to make a notable impact in the market just by doing insurance differently.
Donald Nieuwoudt has 22 years of experience at executive management level at various JSE listed and multinational organisations, now this strategy thinker and process changer is scanning the horizon for new opportunities.
After a successful 20-year career in finance, Precious Dube is launching herself in a new direction as a corporate coach.‘As CFOs we are at war, the biggest war being that you are entrusted with the budget. In some instances, it's hundreds of millions of rands and in some instances billions of rands, amid a society that feels entitled to some of those monies.’
The insurance industry is a barometer of business conditions generally, CFO Dirk Viljoen explains how Hollard Insurance has weathered Covid after their travel insurance turnover dropped to almost zero. 
A highly accomplished business executive with diverse international experience, Andre Hugo, has a flare for building and scaling companies, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of South Africa’s first open banking marketplace. 
Financial Director, entrepreneur and author, Merusha Govender, is one of the shareholders at DDS Group blazing a trail across 15 African countries for this specialist dispense and refrigeration service provider based in South Africa. 
‘I think the future of insurance ultimately will be in your cell phone’ says Compass Insure’s Ismail Ismail, who provides some fascinating insights on where the insurance sector is going in the next ten years. 
 SAIBA CEO Nicolaas Van Wyk talks to Channel Africa to emphasise the role of the CFO in the fight for Africa's financial freedom, and to further reiterate the demands of the modern CFO on the continent. 
COGEREF’s El Hassen TAKTAK provides some fascinating insight into the background of economic life in Tunisia, and the integration of the Tunisian economy into European countries and particularly to France.
Julian Johnson is CFO at BioTherm Energy, a pan-African renewable energy development and investment platform focused on the commercialisation of PV solar and onshore wind projects.
South African-born, Mark Bartels, has gained a wealth of experience from Silicon Valley to Sydney, now CFO at Practice Ignition, specialising in software to simplify business processes for their clients and ensure they receive payments. 
Identifying a gap in the South African SME finance market, Merchant Capital provides working capital to retailers without collateral. CFO Daniel Moritz explains how this innovative financing model was introduced to South Africa. 
Accountant, innovator and serial entrepreneur, Coenie Middel, has added five new projects to his growing portfolio of businesses focused on trend innovation. 
Unilever’s James Todd represents the modern versatile CFO with a flair for turnaround strategies and a genuine passion for the products, people and company that he’s served for the past 30 years. 
Reflecting on the past year, Finance Director, Auvasha Moodley, forecasts that this will be a year of innovation as companies are compelled to think out of the box to adapt to a new normal. 
Listed in France, the Sodexo Group is a worldwide leader in food services, as well as operatingbenefits and rewards services, Sadok El Benna is CFO for Sodexo Pass Tunisia and Morocco.
Mark Putzier is a freelance CFO gun for hire and had to draw on all his corporate skills when the Covid lockdown hammered a food franchise client's business. The role of the CFO may never be the same again.
Fundi Capital is not only South Africa’s leading education finance provider but it’s also positioning itself as a brand for the continent. Makgau Dibakwane explains how Fundi is passionate about making a difference in the life of every African through education.
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CFO Talks
Podcast Status
May 16th, 2019
Latest Episode
Apr 6th, 2021
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32 minutes

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