Telkom: Tsholofelo Molefe

Tsholofelo Molefe took up her role as chief financial officer of Telkom on 1 July 2018.

Interview: Sucess comes through focus

Tsholofelo has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

Tsholofelo is a qualified chartered accountant. She joined Telkom in July 2016 as deputy group CFO. She then moved to the position of chief risk and compliance. In 2018 she was appointed as group chief financial officer. 

Before joining Telkom, Tsholofelo was employed as a finance director of Eskom Holdings and an executive director of the company’s main board until June 2015. She was appointed to the power utility’s group executive committee in April 2011 as a group executive for customer services division. Prior to that, she was general manager of finance and business support in Eskom’s Transmission Division. Within six months of joining the organisation, she held the position of finance manager in the same division. She joined Eskom in July 2005, after a short career journey with FNB – Personal Banking Segment as CFO in the consumer segment unit. Before joining FNB, Tsholofelo gained extensive experience in the banking industry as an audit manager at Absa Group. She also worked for the Liberty Group as an assistant audit manager and at IBM as an auditor. She served her audit and accounting articles at PwC. 

Work
2018 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, Telkom
2017 – 2018         Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Telkom SA 
2015 – 2017         Interim and Group Chief Executive, Eskom Holdings
2014 – 2015         Finance Director, Eskom Holdings
2011 – 2013         Group Executive – Customer Services, Eskom Holdings
2006 – 2011         General Manager of Finance, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
2001 – 2004         Audit and Risk Manager, Absa Bank

Education
                                CA (SA), SAICA
                                B.Compt Honours
1988 – 1992         BA Hons, Accounting and Finance, British Council Scholarship

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