Famous Brands: Kelebogile Ntlha

Kelebogile Ntlha has been Group Financial Director of Famous Brands since July 2016.

Kelebogile Ntlha, also known as Lebo, has been Group Financial Director of Famous Brands Ltd since 1 July 2016 and served as its Company Secretary from 1 August 2014 until 31 August 2016. She also served as Group Financial Executive until 1 July 2016. Lebo completed her articles with PwC in 2007, after which she gained a lot of experience in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as part of her roles as Group Technical Accounting Advisor at Eskom and Group Reporting Manager at African Oxygen Limited. She was responsible for various functions within finance, including ensuring compliance with the JSE Listing requirements. She has been a Director at Famous Brands Ltd since 15 August 2016. Lebo has made a considerable contribution in the area of Integrated Reporting in her previous role as a result of insights gained from her research report on integrated reporting. She is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds an MBA degree from Wits University.

Work
2016 – Present        Group Financial Director, Famous Brands
2014 – 2016            Group Financial Executive and Company Secretary, Famous                                       Brands
2014 – 2014            Accounting and Reporting Manager, African Oxygen Limited
2012 – 2014            Group Reporting Manager, African Oxygen Limited
2008 – 2012            Technical Accounting Advisor, Eskom
2008 – 2008            Assistant Audit Manager, PwC
2005 – 2007            Trainee Accountant, PwC

Education
2016 – 2017            Postgraduate diploma in Tax and Taxation, UJ
2011 – 2013            Master of Business Administration, WITS 
2001 – 2004            Bachelor of Accountancy, Accounting and Finance, WITS 
1996 – 1999            Lereto Convent High School

About Famous Brands: Famous Brands Limited is a holding company listed on the JSE Limited under the category Consumer Services: Travel and Leisure, and is Africa’s largest branded food service franchisor. The company was listed in November 1994 at a price of R1 per share, equating to a market capitalisation of R25m. The past two decades have witnessed the Group expand almost beyond recognition from the business it was then, comprising only the Steers brand and a limited Supply Chain component, to the enterprise it is now, with a market capitalisation in excess of R11bn, positioned within the JSE’s top 100 companies. At 28 February 2017 Famous Brands’ vertically integrated business model comprised a portfolio of 27 brands represented by a franchise network of 2 782 restaurants across South Africa, Rest of Africa, the United Kingdom and the Middle East, underpinned by substantial Logistics and Manufacturing operations.

Famous Brands reported a revenue of R5.7 billion in 2017 and directly employed 5 618. They also indirectly employed more than 60 000 people.