Simon Adams has been the chief financial officer of Nando’s South Africa since February 2017.
Simon received a B.Com honours degree in accounting and qualified as a CA(SA) from the University of Johannesburg.
After serving his articles for three years at RSM Betty & Dickson in Johannesburg he served as an audit senior at the company. He then moved to Anglo American, where he served as financial accountant, followed by Japan Tobacco International, where he served as a financial accountant.
In 2009 he was appointed the commercial manager of AVI before joining Mondelēz International in 2011 as a FP&A category finance manager. He was promoted to head of finance for the company’s Kraft Foods Kenya division in 2012 and to finance business lead of central and east Africa in 2014.
Before joining Nando’s, Simon served as the CFO of south, east and central Africa at BIC.
For his work as the CFO of Nando's South Africa, Simon has been nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards.
2017 – Present CFO, Nando’s South Africa
2015 – 2017 CFO: South, East and Central Africa, BIC
2014 – 2015 Finance business lead: Central and East Africa, Mondelēz International
2012 – 2014 Head of finance, Kraft Foods Kenya, Mondelēz International
2011 – 2012 FP&A category finance manager, Mondelēz International
2009 – 2011 Commercial manager, AVI
2008 – 2009 Financial accountant, Japan Tobacco International
2008 – 2008 Financial accountant, Anglo American
2005 – 2008 Audit senior & article clerk, RSM Betty & Dickson
2001 – 2004 B.Com honours, CA(SA), University of Johannesburg
About company: Nando's is a South African restaurant chain that specialises in Portuguese-African food, including its signature flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken.
Job title: CFO
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