Mikaeel Tayob


Job Title: FD

Company: Bridgestone South Africa


Mikaeel Tayob has been the FD at Bridgestone South Africa since July 2023. He has been with the company since 2021, when he joined as a head of finance, responsible for the consumer and commercial divisions. He was appointed to serve on the board of directors in May 2022.

Before Bridgestone, Mikaeel held various financial lead roles at Nike, including head of FP&A for EMEA East, head of financial governance and control for EMEA East, and head of risk and compliance for Africa, Middle East. 

He started his finance career at KPMG as an audit associate and later moved into more senior roles, including board advisory.

Mikaeel holds a CIA designation, a certification in control self assessment, an MPhil degree in corporate strategy from GIBS Business School and a BCom Internal Auditing (Honours) degree from the University of Pretoria.

For his work as the FD of Bridgestone South Africa, Mikaeel has been nominated for the 2024 CFO Awards. 

2023 – Present     Executive Finance Director, Bridgestone South Africa
2021 – 2023          Head of Finance: Consumer and Commercial, Bridgestone South Africa
2019 – 2021          Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, EMEA East, Nike
2016 – 2019          Senior Manager: Financial Governance and Control, EMEA East, Nike
2014 – 2016          Head of Risk and Compliance, Africa, Middle East
2013 – 2014          Senior Advisor, Board Advisory Service, KPMG
2012 – 2013          Senior Audit Associate, KPMG
2010 – 2012          Audit Associate, KPMG
2009 – 2009          Consultant, ETA Accountants

2020 – 2021          MPhil, Corporate Strategy, GIBS Business School
2009 – 2009          BCom Internal Auditing Honours, University of Pretoria
2006 – 2009          BCom, Internal Auditing, University of Pretoria

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