Afgri Group Holdings: Rivasha Maharaj

Rivasha Maharaj has been the chief financial officer of Afgri Group Holdings since May 2017.

Interview: About Rivasha's role as CFO.

Rivasha has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

After completing her articles of clerkship Rivasha joined Meadow Feeds in June 2004 as a management accountant. Thereafter she fulfilled various senior finance positions at Nampak and Tega Industries. During 2016 she was appointed as financial director at DivFood a Division of Nampak.

She joined Afgri in May 2017 as CFO looking after grain management, equipment, retail, unigro and harvest time. These companies operate in South Africa and African countries. In February 2018 she was appointed as group CFO at Afgri Group Holdings.

Work
2017 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Afgri Group Holdings
2017 – 2017         Director, Nampak DivFood Botswana
2016 – 2017         Divisional Finance Director, Nampak DivFood
2016 – 2017         Alternative Director, Collect-a-Can
2015 – 2016         Finance and Corporate Governance Executive, AfgriI Poultry
2012 – 2015         Finance Director, Tega Indutries South Africa
2010 – 2012         Finance Committee Member, Collect-a-Can
2007 – 2012         Divisional Financial Manager, Nampak 
2004 – 2006         Management Accountant, Meadow Feeds

Education
2014 – 2016         MBA, Henley Business School 
2011 – 2011         Management Development Programme, GIBS
2003 – 2003         CA (SA), SAICA
2002 – 2002         B.Com Hons, Accounting and Finance, University of KZN
1996 – 1998         B.Com, Accounting and Finance, University of KZN

About Afgri Group Holdings: Afgri Group Holdings is a leading agricultural services company with a core focus on grain commodities and a vision of driving food security across Africa. The company provides services across the entire grain production and storage cycle, offering financial support and solutions as well as inputs and hi-tech equipment through the John Deere brand supported by a large retail footprint.