13 CFOs among SAICA's Top 35 Under-35 CAs

The competition recognises and rewards young CAs who are trailblazers and leaders.

SAICA has announced the finalists for its Top 35 Under-35 chartered accountants of 2019. Among these are 13 finance professionals in the role of CFO or FD - and those in an acting and deputy role.  

The Top 35 Under 35 Competition recognizes and rewards young CAs (SA) who are trailblazers and leaders. 

  • Christiaan Barnard, Spear REIT CFO (30)

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  • Hiten Keshave, PRP Solutions CFO (32)

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  • Julian Johnson, BioTherm Energy CFO & COO (35)
  • Luyanda Gidini, Metropolitan Trading Company acting CFO (34)
  • Mpho Mookapele, Energy & Water SETA CFO & acting CEO (35)
  • Nilza Mngomezulu, Global Alliance Seguros Mozambique CFO (27)
  • Nkosodumo (Dumo) Mfini, Tiger Brands FD (32)
  • Nyasha Madavo, Black Umbrellas CFO (35)

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  • Rachel Nkgodi, Alexander Forbes Deputy Group CFO 
  • Rhett Finch, King Price CFO & MD or a broker business (34)
  • Rikus Visser, Crossgate Technologies CFO (34)
  • Roelof Dednam, National Real Estate FD (34)
  • Thembelihle Mbatha, Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency CFO (31)

The full list of finalists is: 

  • Ashanika Perimal, FedEx Express South Africa director/senior manager finance(34)
  • Bongani Habile, Auditor-General of South Africa head of strategic audit projects (33)
  • Brett Perlstein, SearchKings MD and founder (35)
  • Christiaan Barnard, Spear REIT Limited CFO (30)
  • David Abbey, RMB acquisition and leveraged finance transactor (33)
  • Desidre Coopasamy, Rhodes University senior lecturer (33)
  • Gideon Botha, Nedbank Group senior financial manager (35)
  • Grant Greeff, EHIRE CEO (28)
  • Heine Bellingan, JOBJACK CEO (28)
  • Hennie Meeding, Laxton Group chief technology officer (33)
  • Hiten Keshave, PRP Solutions CFO (32)
  • Hlengiwe Penelope Ndlela, University of KwaZulu-Natal auditing lecturer (32)
  • Jabu Mphambo, Transaction Capital Risk Services head of M&A (32)
  • Jonathan de Vries, Finance Econorisk executive head (35)
  • Julian Johnson, BioTherm Energy CFO & COO (35)
  • Karabo Kekana, University of Johannesburg senior lecturer (30)
  • Lean Boezaart, Freedom of Movement co-founder (34)
  • Lerato Msibi, MTN Group senior manager of forensic services and head of investigations (34)
  • Likeleli Monyamane, Business and Management Advisory Services director (30)
  • Linda Keletso Motea, EY associate director (32)
  • Lize Lubbe, Phatisa principal (32)
  • Luyanda Gidini, Metropolitan Trading Company acting CFO (34)
  • Mpho Mookapele, Energy and Water SETA CFO & acting CEO (35)
  • Nilza Mngomezulu, Global Alliance Seguros Mozambique CFO (27)
  • Nkateko Mathebula, Master Spelling Bee MD (30)
  • Nkosodumo (Dumo) Mfini, Tiger Brands FD (32)
  • Nyasha Madavo, Black Umbrellas CFO (35)
  • Peter Magner, Iridium Business Solutions director (32)
  • Rachel Nkgodi, Alexander Forbes deputy group CFO (34)
  • Rhett Finch, King Price CFO & MD of a broker business (34)
  • Rikus Visser, Crossgate Technologies CFO (34)
  • Roelof Dednam, National Real Estate FD (34)
  • Thembelihle Mbatha, Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency CFO (31)
  • Unathi Mkiva, Vintage Capital co-founder and CEO (34)
  • Welma du Preez, My Digital Accountant MD and founder (35)