Oceana Group: Imraan Soomra

Imraan Soomra has been the Group Financial Director of Oceana Group since July 2013.

Imraan Soomra is an experienced Chartered Accountant who has worked in a diverse set of industries during the course of his career. He held the position of Financial Director of Netcare Limited’s Hospital Division from 2010 to 2013 and prior to that he was with MultiChoice from 2003 until 2010 as Head of Channels at SuperSport International as well as Financial Director of M-Net and SuperSport. Imraan won the Transformation and Empowerment Award in 2015. He has a B.Com for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Work
2013 – Present    Group Financial Director 
2010 – 2013         Financial Director, Netcare
2008 – 2010         Head of Channels, SuperSport
2003 – 2008         Chief Financial Officer, M-Net and SuperSport
2000 – 2001         Financial Manager, Nampak
1997 – 2000         Audit Manager, Deloitte

Education
2007 – 2008         PLD, Senior Management and Leadership, Harvard Business                                      School
1997 – 1997         B.Com Hons, University of KZN
1993 – 1996         B.Com Accounting, WIRS

About Oceana Group Ltd: Oceana Group was incorporated in 1918 and listed on the JSE and NSX stock exchanges. It is the largest fishing company in Africa and an important participant in the Namibian, Angolan and US fishing industries. Their core business is the catching, processing, marketing and distribution of canned fish, fishmeal, fish, oil, lobster, horse mackerel, squid and hake, this includes mid-water fishing, deep- sea trawling and inshore fishing for pelagic fish. In addition, they provide refrigerated warehouse facilities and logistical support services. They employ 5 690 people, of whom 5 573 are directly employed and 1 217 are indirectly employed. 

Oceana reported a revenue of R6.807 billion in 2017.