Telkom SA: Deon Fredericks

Deon Fredericks has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of Telkom SA since 2007 until 1 July 2018.

Interview: Deon Fredericks on Learning from each other. 

Deon Fredericks previously served as deputy to the CFO and as the Group Executive of corporate finance accounting services from 2004 to 2013. He joined Telkom in 1993 as a Senior Manager in internal audit and has held several executive positions in the finance department. He currently serves on the board of BCX (Pty) Ltd, Gyro group and is an advisory board member of Business Against Crime (BAC) Mpumalanga. He previously served on the Vodacom (Pty) Ltd board where he chaired the audit committee. Deon is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He is a CA(SA) and he has a B.com Honours. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Telkom SA in 2007 and resigned on 1 July 2018. He was appointed as CIO at Telkom shortly after. On 15 October he was appointed as the interim CFO at South Africa Airways. 

Work
2018 - Present     Interim Chief Financial Officer, SAA
2018 - Present     Chief Investment Officer, Telkom SA Ltd
2017 – 2018         Non-Executive Chairman, Business Connexion Group Ltd
2007 – 2018         Chief Financial Officer, Telkom SA Ltd
2008 – 2008         Director, Vodacom Group Ltd
2004 – 2006         Group Executive: Corporate Finance and Accounting Services,                                    Telkom SA Ltd
1993 – 2004         Senior Manager: Internal Audit, Telkom SA Ltd

Education
                               CA(SA), SAICA
                               B.AccSc, Hons
                               B.Com Hons, Business Management
                               ACMA (UK)

About Telkom: Telkom is a leading information and communications technology services provider in South Africa. They had consolidated operating revenue of R41 billion and normalised profit after tax of R3 907 million for the year ended 31 March 2017. Total assets amounted to R48 billion and equity attributable to the owners of Telkom to R27.6 billion as of 31 March 2017. 

They had approximately three million telephone access lines in service and 1 329 450 ports connected via MSAN access. They offer business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products.