SAIPA appoints Shahied Daniels as chief executive

Shahied Daniels has been appointed as the new CEO of SAIPA as of 21 January.

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) Board announced the appointment of Shahied Daniels as their new chief executive.

In a statement the board said: 

“Having interviewed and carefully considered all applicants against the backdrop of the challenges and demands of an increasingly digitized and turbulent accountancy profession, the SAIPA Board concluded the Mr Shahied Daniels possesses the local and international knowledge, insights and experience that SAIPA needs to successfully navigate the demands of an interconnected accountancy profession that is facing the challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution and the public interest.” 

Shahied has broad-based experience in executive management, finance, turnaround strategies and stakeholder relations, having served as COO of the Community Chest of Western Cape, finance and administration manager at UCT and as a management accountant, tax analyst and business analyst at Engen

Shahied is a commercially astute, motivated, driven and well-educated corporate executive, with extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing an organisation’s long term strategies, financial and operational goals and objectives. 

“He is held in high esteem as an innovative leader in all spheres of the profession, both nationally and internationally,” the SAIPA board said. 

The statement concluded by saying that SAIPA eagerly looks forward to working closely with Shahied in a manner that will be mutually beneficial, serving the best interests of the public, their members, staff and stakeholders.