WA Nel


Job Title: CFO

Company: COFCO International SA


WA Nel received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Pretoria and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1994. He has served as Manager of Soft Commodities, Structure and Finance, with Standard Bank and was responsible for Finance and Treasury at Noble. He then moved on to General Manager of Asset Management at African Alliance before becoming Chief Financial Officer of the South African division of COFCO International in April 2014.

2014 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, South Africa, COFCO International 
2010 – 2014         General Manager: Asset Management, African Alliance
2007 – 2010         Finance and Treasury, Noble
2003 – 2007         Manager Soft Commodities, Structure Finance, Standard Bank  

                                CA (SA) 
1991 – 1994         B.Com, Accounting, University of Pretoria

About COFCO International: COFCO International is a global agri-business. They employ over 12,000 people in 35 countries. COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, China’s largest food and agriculture company. In 2017, COFCO International handled over 100 million tonnes of related commodities with revenues of $34 billion. The company is accelerating its growth to create a world-class integrated global agriculture supply chain, anchored in China and competing globally.

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