Ignatius Sehoole appointed as chairman of KPMG Africa


The KPMG South Africa CEO of three years will now set his sights on uniting the KPMG firms across Africa.

KPMG South Africa CEO Ignatius Sehoole has been appointed as the chairman of the firm’s Africa region with effect from 1 October, as well as a member of the KPMG global board.

According to KPMG South Africa chairman Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Ignatius will implement a collective approach where clients will see KPMG’s Africa firms work together to represent the continent.

Ignatius, a qualified CA(SA), has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He served two terms as the executive president of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and has been in his current role for more than three years.

“Not only has Ignatius been instrumental in rebuilding the trust within the South African firm, but he has played a fundamental role in driving ethics and accountability in the accounting profession, ensuring that the internal culture of KPMG in South Africa is sound and creates confidence in our shareholders, clients, partners and employees,” Wiseman says.

Read more: KPMG’s Ignatius Sehoole: Rebuilding trust in the audit profession isn’t down to the auditors alone

“I am confident that Ignatius will work effortlessly with the senior partners across the regions to ensure that KPMG member firms not only serve the continent and leverage their collective skills and expertise for clients but also lives up to our shared ambition to be the most trusted and trustworthy professional services advisors,” he concludes.


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