eThekwini Municipality: Krish Kumar

Krish Kumar has been Chief Financial Officer of the eThekwini Municipality since 2001.

Krish commenced work as a Trainee Accountant with the Durban City Council in 1981 and progressed through the ranks to become City Treasurer of the North and South Central Local Councils in 1997. In 1999 he was appointed City Treasurer of the Durban Metropolitan Council and in 2001 Deputy City Manager (CFO): Finance, a position which he still holds today. 

Krish is a member of the South African Local Government Association’s (SALGA) finance working group, Fellow (and past President) of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO), Chairperson of the Municipal Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Forum and has served two terms as a member of the Accounting Standards Board. He holds a Master of Administration degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He says of his degree: “I felt it necessary to share some of the lessons learnt with future generations as I have worked my way through the ranks from a trainee accountant to where I am today.”

2001 – Present    Deputy City Manager: Finance (Chief Finance Officer)
1999 – 2001         City Treasurer, Durban Metropolitan Council
1997 – 1999         City Treasurer, North and South Central Local Councils
1981 – 1997         Accountant, Durban City Council

2015 - 2016          Master of Administration degree, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

About The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality: The eThekwini Municipality is a category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.  It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa's best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City's warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches. 

As per the 2015/16 report there were 22 276 employees and revenue of R29.042 million was collected.