Grindrod: Xolani Mbambo

Xolani Mbambo has been the chief financial officer of Grindrod since March 2013.

Xolani has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

Xolani is a seasoned finance executive having worked in mining and logistics industries for over 15 years. He is a South African qualified CA with integrity and ability to translate strategic themes into actionable strategic and business plans. He has worked in different geographies and complex finance projects including SAP rollouts, HFM implementations, migration from UK GAAP to IFRS, implementation of shared services, driving cost saving initiatives and Greenfield coal mine implementation. 

Work
2013 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Grindrod
2001 – 2013         Various Finance Roles, Anglo American 

Education
1993 – 1999         CA(SA), University of KZN 

About Grindrod: Grindrod is the holding company of a dynamic organisation listed on the JSE securities exchange with more than 100 years of experience in South Africa’s freight movement and related industries. Grindrod’s business is all about moving cargo by road, rail, sea and air, providing integrated logistical and specialised services en route. 

Grindrod reported a revenue of R9.031 billion in 2016.