Refilwe Nkabinde


Job Title: FD

Company: Vodacom South Africa


Refilwe Nkabinde was appointed Finance Director of Vodacom South Africa in November 2021. She has extensive experience in financial management, which were a key factor in her appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Business Connexion in February 2016. Her diligence and financial savvy has seen her rise through the ranks at Brandhouse Beverages, where she started out as Financial Controller and completed her tenure as Finance and Strategy Director. Before this she held a number of senior finance roles within Business Connexion and Standard Bank, where she was able to develop her expertise in both the Finance and IT worlds. She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of ELB Group Limited since 24 November 2017 and a Director of Business Connexion Group Limited. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) and Commercial Accounting from Technikon Witwatersrand. She received the Business Connexion Aspire award for 2012 and was a top 5 finalist for the 2017 Standard Bank Rising Star Award, for the Information and Communications Technology sector. Refilwe holds B.Com (Hon) from the University of South Africa and Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Managerial Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand.

2021 - Present         Financial Director, Vodacom SA
2018 - 2021              ME: FBP Consumer Business Unit, Vodacom SA
2016 – 2018             Chief Financial Officer, Business Connexion
2015 – 2016             Finance and Strategy Director, Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd
2014 – 2015             Strategy and Commercial Director, Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd
2013 – 2014             Finance Controller, Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd
2011 – 2013             Deputy Chief Financial Controller, Business Connexion
2010 – 2011             Group Financial Manager – Accounting Services, Business Connexion
2009 – 2010             Financial Controller – Corporate Services, Billing and Costing, Business Connexion
2008 – 2009             Credit Analyst – Structured Credit, Standard Bank
2007 – 2008             Risk Manager – Basel, Standard Bank
2006 – 2007             Financial Manager – Consolidations, Standard Bank
2000 – 2002             Assistant to CFO – Retail Credit, Standard Bank

2009 – 2009            CA (SA) Accounting, SAICA
2003 – 2003            CTA B.Com (Hon) Accounting, UISA
1998 – 2000            B.Com Acc (Accounting), WITS

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About Vodacom: Vodacom Group is a South African mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers.

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