EY: Ajith Haripaul

Ajith Haripaul has been Chief Financial Officer at EY since 2007.

Ajith studied commerce at the University of KwaZulu Natal where he graduated with honours in accounting in 1992. His talent for finance was always apparent and he advanced rapidly through the professional ranks. He was appointed Financial Controller at SAB Miller. Three years later he made the jump to Finance Director at Megapro Marketing. Less than a year later he moved into a similar position at Kellogg Company where he would settle for some time before being appointed the CFO of EY Africa. He was one of the nominees for the 2018 CFO awards.

2007 – Present       CFO-Africa, Ernst and Young
2001 – 2007            Finance Director, Kellogg Company
2000 – 2001            Finance Director, Megapro Marketing
1997 – 2000            Financial Controller/ Management Accountant, SAB Miller

2002 – 2005             MBA, University of the Witwatersrand
1989 – 1992             B.Com Honours Accounting, University of KwaZulu Natal

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