Thabiso Foto


Job Title: CFO

Company: Founders Factory Africa


Thabiso Foto is a chartered accountant with more than ten years senior management experience. She was appointed CFO of Founder's Factory Africa in June 2021 having already served as head of finance for a year. Prior to this she was CFO of Aluwani Capital Partners since 2016. Before joining Aluwani, Thabiso was the chief of staff at Barclays Africa Group. Thabiso also served as a board member at the African Women Chartered Accountants Forum from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, he held the positions of chief financial officer, second in command to the group chief financial officer, stock accountant, audit senior and a trainee accountant at Remote Exploration Services, MS Group, Shell Oil Company, Grant Thornton Cape Town and Deloitte Zimbabwe respectively.
2021 - Present       Chief Financial Officer, Founders Factory Africa
2020 - 2021            Head of Finance, Founders Factory Africa
2016 – 2020          Chief Financial Officer, Aluwani Capital Partners
2017 – 2020          Chief Operations Officer, AluwaniCapital Partners 
2016 – 2017          Chief Financial Officer, ALUWANI Capital Partners
2015 – 2016          Chief of Staff, Barclays Africa Group
2012 – 2015          Board Member, African Women Chartered Accountants Forum
 2012 – 2014         Chief Financial Officer, Remote Exploration Services
2010 – 2012          Second in Command to Group Chief Financial Officer, MS Group
2009 – 2010          Stock Accountant, Shell Oil Company
2007 – 2009          Audit Senior, Grant Thornton Cape Town
2004 – 2006          Trainee Accountant, Deloitte Zimbabwe.
2019 – 2019          Digital Business Strategy, MIT Sloan School of Management
2009 - 2009           CA(SA), SAICA
2007 – 2008          B.Compt Hons, Unisa
2004 – 2006          B.Compt, Unisa
2004 – 2006          B.Compt Hons (CTA), Unisa

About Founders Factory: FFA has partnered with Small Foundation, to provide funding for entrepreneurs to build and scale AgriTech startups across the continent.

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