Pick n Pay appoints Lerena Olivier as new CFO
Head of reporting and finance team Lerena Olivier will be taking over from outgoing CFO Bakar Jakoet.
On Wednesday 31 July Pick n Pay announced the appointment of Lerena Olivier as its new CFO and executive director with effect from 6 September.
She will be taking over from Bakar Jakoet, who will be retiring on 6 September after 34 years of service to Pick n Pay, but will continue to contribute to the company by serving in a non-executive capacity on the board.
In a statement, Pick n Pay said that reflecting the strategic and operational importance of the role, the appointment follows an extensive search involving both internal and external candidates.
Lerena has been a senior executive within Pick n Pay’s group finance division for the past eight years, where she has worked very closely with Bakar. She currently heads the group’s reporting and finance team.
She is a qualified CA(SA) and has 18 years of experience with JSE-listed companies in the retail sector.