Jo-Ann Pohl


Job Title: Former CFO



Jo-Ann Pohl was appointed as a senior advisor at Kearney in March 2022, seeing her step down from the role of group CFO at iOCO, which she has held since April 2020. Prior to this she was Group CFO at Bowmans. Jo-Ann was also a CFO at Telesure Investment Holdings and UBank.  She also worked at Barclays in the Africa and Middle East division as the Head of Finance. She has more than 20 years experience as a finance professional. Jo-Ann has held a number of directorships and consulting positions including chairperson at CAF Southern Africa and Non-Executive Director at Sanari Capital. She has a BCom. Honours from Rhodes University. Jo-Ann is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA) and ACCA), a Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers in SA (PBSA) and a member of SAIBA and the IOD with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales and completed an executive development programme with the University of Oxford - Said Business School.

2022 – Present     Senior Advisor, Kearney 
2008 – Present     Chairperson, CAF Southern Africa
2017 – Present     Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Sanari Capital
2020 – Present     Vice Chair, ACCA SA
2020 – 2022          Group CFO, iOCO
2017 – 2020          Group CFO, Bowmans
2017 – 2019          Non-Executive Director, MMI Lending
2018 – 2019          Chairperson Europe & Africa, Hansal International
2017 – 2018          Chairperson Africa, Hansal International
2017 – 2017          Consultant, Texton Property Fund
2015 – 2017          CFO, Telesure Investment Holdings
2015 – 2017          Non-Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank
2007 – 2012          CFO, UBank
2005 – 2007          Head of Finance, Barclays Africa & Middle East
2005 – 2005          Finance Controller, Barclays Africa & Middle East
2003 – 2005          Performance Consultant, Barclays Africa & Middle East
1999 – 2003          National Training Manager, KPMG
1999 – 2001          Article Clerk, KPMG

2014 - 2014           Executive Development Course, SAID Business School
2008 - 2010           PGD in Business Administration, University of Wales
1995 - 1998           BCom. Hons. Accounting, Rhodes University

About iOCO: iOCO is an IT services management company founded in 1998. They are a part of EOH Holdings. They have offices in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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