Job Title: Executive director: finance and student administration
Company: University of Pretoria
Prof Carolina Koornhof was appointed as executive director responsible for finance and business initiatives at the University of Pretoria in 2011.
Prior to her appointment as executive director, Carolina was dean of the faculty of economic and management sciences at the University.
She completed a BCom and BCom (Hons) degree in accounting sciences at the University of Pretoria. She holds a MCom degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and a DCom degree in accounting sciences from the University of Pretoria. She completed the advanced management programme at the Harvard Business School in the USA in 2007.
Prof Carolina is a qualified CA(SA) registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is a fellow of the British Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is also a Registered Auditor (RA).
For her work as the executive director of finance and student administration at University of Pretoria, Carolina has been nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards.
2011 – Present Executive director: finance and student administration, University of Pretoria
2003 – 2011 Dean, faculty of economic and management sciences, University of Pretoria
1995 – 2003 Professor, faculty of economic and management sciences, University of Pretoria
1985 – 1995 Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand
1981 Article clerk, KPMG
• She holds a BCom honours in accounting sciences and a CTA from the University of Pretoria.
About company: University of Pretoria is one of the top research institutions in Africa and their mission is to be an internationally recognised teaching & research university.