Buhle Hanise


Job Title: COO

Company: BDO South Africa


Buhle Hanise has been the COO of Business Restructuring Services (BRS) at BDO South Africa since February 2023. Before that she was the CFO at BAIC SA for three years.

Her career started at KPMG South Africa in 2005 as a senior accountant. In 2009, she was appointed a credit manager at Nedbank. A year later, Buhle was appointed senior credit manager at Standard Bank Group, before becoming a senior account manager at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in 2012.

Buhle completed Duke Corporate Education’s Women Leading Africa Board Leadership Programme, as well as Fordham Gabelli School of Business’s Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis, and an advanced certificate in insolvency law and practise from the University of Johannesburg in 2014. A year before that she completed the advanced course in business rescue practise at the Law Society of South Africa as well as the Development Finance Programme at Stellenbosch University.

She is a qualified CA(SA), with a BComm Honours degree in accounting.

2023 – Present     Chief Operations Officer of Business Restructuring Services, BDO South Africa
2020 – 2023          Chief Financial Officer, BAIC SA
2012 – 2020          Senior Account Manager, Industrial Development Corporation
2010 – 2012          Senior Credit Manager, Standard Bank Group
2009 – 2010          Credit Manager, Nedbank
2005 – 2009          Senior Accountant, KPMG South Africa

2014 – 2014           Women Leading Africa Board Leadership Programme, Duke Corporate Education
2014 – 2014           Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis, Fordham Gabelli School of Business
2014 – 2014           Advanced Certificate, Insolvency Law and Practise, University of Johannesburg
2013 – 2013           Advanced Course, Business Rescue Practise, Law Society of South Africa
2013 – 2013           Development Finance Programme, Stellenbosch University
2009 – 2009           CA(SA), SAICA
2004 – 2004           Honours Degree, Accounting, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2002 – 2002           Post Graduate Certificate, Accounting, University of Port Elizabeth
1998 – 2001           B.Comm, Accounting, University of Transkei

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About company: BDO is group of accounting firms operating throughout Southern Africa. Offers accounting, auditing, secretarial, tax, financial services and risk management.

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