Peter Kimingi takes on group head of finance role at Afrika Tikkun

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As the new group head of finance at Afrika Tikkun, Peter Kimingi will be tasked with supporting the group’s mission to address youth unemployment in South Africa.

Peter Kimingi has been appointed as the new group head of finance for Afrika Tikkun, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the reduction of youth unemployment in South Africa.

Passionate about the industry, Peter has worked in it for over a decade, and joins Afrika Tikkun from the African Leadership Academy, where he was CFO for four years. Before that, he was the CFO of the National Education Collaboration Fund for five years. “By engaging with the youth, we remain focused on the present while ensuring the longevity of our future. The enthusiasm and positivity they bring to the table are what make it all worthwhile,” he said in an interview with CFO South Africa.

As Afrika Tikkun’s CFO, Peter is responsible for overseeing, directing and driving financial, accounting, treasury and investment activities in support of the group strategy, which comprises the Afrika Tikkun Services, Afrika Tikkun Investments and Afrika Tikkun Foundation NPC.

He will also support organisational growth, financial stability and community impact goals, as well as ensuring compliance, managing organisational risks and executing investment strategies to advance the group’s mission.

Peter started his career as an accountant at McCann Erickson in 2002. Two years later, he became the group chief accountant at Consumer Insight Africa. In 2007, he became assistant financial controller at the International Quality & Productivity Centre for a year before being appointed financial consultant at Nkonki Consulting. He was the finance manager for Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) for a year after that.

He has an MBA in business administration from the University of Witwatersrand, and BCom accounting degree from the University of Nairobi.

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