Ipsos (South Africa): Shan Vorster

Shan Vorster has been the Chief Financial Officer of Ipsos South African division since July 2016.

Shan Vorster received her National Diploma in Analytic Chemistry from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and started her career as an Analytical Chemist for PetroSA. After a year, she became the Industrial Chemist for Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. A year later she served as Production Planner for IB Manufacturing. Soon after, she became a Sales Representative for LASEC. She then made a drastic change of career and became the Regional Accountant for Hollard Industries, where she stayed for eight years, during which time she studied for her B.Compt Honours in Accounting and Finance. In 2006, soon after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she worked for Absa and Omnicom. Her seven-year career with Santam Insurance started in 2008 and ended with her moving to PVT Finance as Finance Executive in 2015. In July 2016 she became Chief Financial Officer of Ipsos South Africa.

Work
2016 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, South Africa, Ipsos
2015 – 2016         Finance Executive, PVT Finance
2012 – 2015         LC New Business EU&ME, Santam Insurance 
2008 – 2012         Chief Financial Officer, Santam Insurance
2008 – 2008         Finance Manager / UW, Santam Insurance
2007 – 2008         Financial Director – Magna Carta Public Relations, Omnicom 
2007 – 2007         Financial Manager – ABSA Life, Absa
2003 – 2006         Financial Management – Articles, Hollard Insurance 
2002 – 2003         Group Investments, Reinsurance Accountant, Hollard Insurance
2000 – 2001         Alternative Risk Transfer Accountant, Reinsurance Accountant,                                  Hollard Insurance
1999 – 2000         General Ledger and Payroll Accountant, Hollard Insurance
1998 – 1999         Regional Accountant, Hollard Insurance
1994 – 1996         Sales Representative, LASEC
1993 – 1994         Production Planner, IB Manufacturing
1992 – 1992         Industrial Chemist, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
1991 – 1991         Analytical Chemist, PetroSA - Mossgas

Education
2006                       CA (SA), SAICA
2006                       APT, Financial Management, UCT
2004 – 2004         B.Compt Hons, Accounting and Finance, UNISA
2000 – 2004         B.Compt, Accounting and Finance, UNISA
1989 – 1990         N.D Analytical Chemistry, Nelson Mandela                                                                        Metropolitan University
1984 – 1988         Matric, Claredon High School for Girls

About Ipsos: Ipsos is global market research and a consulting firm with worldwide headquarters in Paris, France. Since 1990, the Group has created or acquired numerous companies throughout the world. In October 2011, Ipsos acquired Synovate, resulting in a newly combined Ipsos organization that ranks as the world’s third largest research agency. As of 2014, Ipsos has offices in 88 countries, employing 16,530 people.