The SA Professional Services Academy (SAPSA) was formed to promote professionalism in the country’s professional services industry as well as to provide a platform for interaction across disciplines.
Bashier Adam is one of the founders and CEO of Nexia SAB&T. It is a firm that has been providing accounting, audit and consulting services since the birth of South Africa’s democracy in 1994. Over the years the firm has established ten offices in nine provinces with a total staff compliment of approximately 400 people.
Trevor Brown was admitted as a partner of Deloitte in 1988 and has served the firm for over three decades. 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
Alan is the Managing Partner of Bowman Gilfillan, a position he has held since 2014. He is ranked by Chambers Global as a leader in his field and by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer, and is also ranked by other legal publications, including Best Lawyers, IFLR and Plc. Alan practices in the fields of
What does it mean to you that your colleagues have entrusted you with the position of Managing Partner? I am humbled by the gesture demonstrated by my partners. I am excited to have been given the opportunity to lead the firm at a time when we are building a strong Pan African firm. I count
What thoughts run through your head when you were appointed the Southern Africa CEO of PWC effective 1 July 2015 at the young age of 39? I give credit to everybody in my life who has directly or indirectly played some role in shaping me into the person that I am today. And that goes
(Responses submitted by F. Naidoo, EY Africa Media Relations) Ø What awards has EY South Africa received recently (2015 – 2016)? Top Employer Awards -EY South Africa has ranked in the top ten across all companies in South Africa for the past ten years – EY Certified Top Employer in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and
Sally Hutton is the managing partner of Webber Wentzel and is a partner in the Corporate/ M&A Practice. Sally Hutton has experience in all aspects of private equity transactional work, but specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), especially leveraged buy-out and exit transactions (both public and private) for private equity funds. Her work includes structuring
What does it mean to be entrusted with a role of being CEO for Accenture? “This is my tenth year in the position, and I must say, it is a daunting task because of the huge responsibility. Our mission is basically to change the way people work and live. We want to make an impact
Letsema is a privately-held investment holding company with long-term interests in management consulting, third-party investment management and proprietary investments. In over 20 years with the group, Thomas has led each of the firm’s operating divisions. Thomas has a keen interest in the study of ‘Late Industrialisation’. To this end he has recently been growing Letsema’s proprietary
(SUBMITTED BY EY PR) Economic growth across the region is likely to remain slower in coming years than it has been over the past 10 to15 years. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) baseline projection for 2016 is now down to 3%, from what was a forecasted 6.1% in April 2015(1). The main reasons for a