PPC: Tryphosa Ramano

Tryphosa Romano has been Chief Financial Officer of PPC since August 2011. She is also Vice Chair of South African Airways and the President of the Association of Black Professionals, and President of Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (Absip).

Mmakeaya Magoro Tryphosa Ramano has been the Chief Financial Officer of PPC Limited since August 2011. Before this she was the CFO of WIPHOLD, joining them in 2006. Prior to that she worked at SAA as CFO. She has held numerous executive and non-executive positions throughout her career including President of African Women Chartered Accountants and Portfolio Manager and Head of the Institute of Excellence at RMB Asset Management. She headed the Asset and Liability Division of the National Treasury where her focus was on the restructuring of state-owned assets, ensuring legislative compliance by public entities and monitoring contingent liabilities of Government. She was instrumental in the listing of Telkom on the JSE and NYSE and enforcing the payment of R10 billion in dividends by public entities to Government. 

She holds BA from National University of Lesotho and an MA from University of Ghana. Tryphosa received the Executive Leadership Development Programme from Harvard Business School in 2002, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from University of Cape Town in 1993, B.Com in Accounting from the University of Cape Town in 1992 and Chartered Accountant from South Africa in 1994.

Despite additional Non-Executive Directorship roles, Tryphosa has found time to pursue transformation in the financial services sector through her leadership of the African Woman Chartered Accountants (AWCA) society and the establishment of the Institute of Investment Excellence. 

2011 – Present        CFO, PPC
2006 – 2011             CFO, WIPHOLD
2004 – 2006             CFO, SAA

1989 – 1992             B.Com, Post Graduate Diploma, Accounting and Finance, UCT

About PPC:  A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes of cement products each year.  PPC’s Materials business comprises of Safika Cement, Pronto Readymix (including Ulula Ash) and 3Q Mahuma Concrete. PPC’s footprint in the readymix sector has grown to include 26 batching plants across South Africa and Mozambique.

The company reported a revenue of R9 641m for the financial year ended 31 March 2017. At year end 2017 the employed 3886 people across six countries.