Averen Deonanan


Job Title: CFO

Company: Flight Centre Travel Group SA


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.

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