Lerato Pule


Job Title: CFO

Company: Cell C


Lerato Pule was appointed as Cell C’s CFO in September 2022.

Prior to joining Cell C, Lerato was the CFO of Telkom’s SME segment. She served as the company’s executive of finance enablement for two years before that, and as an executive finance business partner for its corporate segment in 2016.

Lerato has over 16 years’ experience in financial and business management at an operational and strategic level in various organisations, including as chief of strategy, planning and change, and as chief of staff at BCX, respectively. She has also served as the head of the national sales contact centre and deputy head of the inland region for African Bank. Before this, after two years as a performance and demand manager at BP, she was the CFO for Alexander Forbes.

2022 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, Cell C
2022 – 2022          Executive Head of Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting, Cell C
2020 – 2022          CFO, Yep!, Telkom
2018 – 2020          Executive Finance Enablement, Telkom
2018 – 2019          Chief of Strategy, Planning and Change, BCX Group
2017 – 2018          Chief of Staff, CEO’s Office, BCX
2016 – 2017          Executive Finance Business Partner, Telkom Group
2015 – 2016          Head of National Sales Contact Centre, African Bank
2014 – 2015          Deputy Head, Inland Region, African Bank
2012 – 2014          Performance and Demand Manager, BP Southern Africa
2009 – 2011          CFO, Alexander Forbes
2008 – 2009          Financial Manager: Institution Cluster, Alexander Forbes
2005 – 2008          TOPP Trainee, Sasol

2009 – 2009         CA(SA), SAICA
2004 – 2004         BCom Honours, CTA, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1999 – 2003         BCom, Accounting and Finance, University of Johannesburg


About company: Cell C is one of South Africa’s biggest mobile operators.

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