Averen Deonanan was appointed as the CFO of Flight Centre Travel Group South Africa in April 2022. He joined the travel management group from Allen & Overy, where he served as the head of finance for seven years, and GSK’s Sub-Saharan Africa region for two years.
He has previously served as a financial manager for Barclays Investment Bank and Absa respectively, and spent three years at South African Breweries, first as a management trainee and later a management accountant.
Averen did his articles at PKF after qualifying as a chartered accountant and completing his honours degree in accounting and finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also holds ACMA, CGMA and MBA qualifications from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, respectively.
2022 – Present Chief Financial Officer, Flight Centre Travel Group SA
2015 – 2022 Head of Finance, Allen & Overy
2013 – 2015 Head of Finance, SSA, GSK
2012 – 2013 Financial Manager, Barclays Investment Bank
2011 – 2011 Financial Manager, Absa
2009 – 2010 Management Accountant, South African Breweries
2007 – 2009 Regional Financial Planner, Gauteng South, South African Breweries
2007 – 2007 Management Trainee, South African Breweries
2004 – 2007 Trainee Accountant, PKF
2010 – 2011 MBA, Gordon Institute of Business Science
2008 – 2011 ACMA, CGMA, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
2004 – 2007 CA(SA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
2003 – 2003 Honours, Accounting and Finance, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2000 – 2002 B.Com, Accounting and Finance, University of KwaZulu-Natal
About company: Flight Centre is South Africa's leading travel retailer, offering cheap flights (domestic and international), holiday packages, cruises, ski holidays, last minute hotel deals, travel insurance and more.
Company: Flight Centre Travel Group SA
Job title: CFO
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