Phembani Group: Sizwe Nkosi

Sizwe Nkosi has been the chief financial officer at Phembani Group since January 2016.

Interview: Sizwe Nkosi CFO Metmar

Sizwe is the executive director: Finance at Phembani. His 15 years’ experience post completion of articles is predominantly in mining, and includes coal, diamonds, phosphates and commodities trading. His most recent endeavour was driving the successful takeover of Metmar Limited, a JSE-listed company where he held the Group CFO position, by Traxys Group, a USA-headquartered company controlled by the Carlyle Group. 

He secured his CTA in the University of Kwazulu-Natal (Durban), completed his articles with Ernst & Young and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001. Sizwe also holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Sizwe has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2019 for his work as Phembani Group’s CFO. 

Work:
2016 - Present    Chief Financial Officer, Phembani Group 
2011 - 2015         Chief Financial Officer, Metmar Limited
2008 - 2011         Financial Director, Firestone Energy
2005 - 2007         External Consultant - G&A, Investec
2001                      Article Clerk, EY

Education
2005 - 2005         MBA, UCT GSB
                               CTA, University of Natal
1993 - 1998         B.Com, DipAcc, University of KZN

About Phembani Group: Phembani, established in 1994, is a South African-based industrial holding company with a focus on investing in as well as operating businesses and interests in the oil, gas, minerals, mineral resources, metals and infrastructure related (including construction, construction materials etc.) sectors in Africa.