Zaid Manjra


Job Title: group FD

Company: Woolworths


Zaid Manjra has been the group FD of Woolworths since December 2023, after serving as the company’s interim CFO from July of that year. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in other leadership positions, including as head of group planning and reporting and finance manager of the group’s retail operations. 

He also has a stint in the public sector, serving as the chairperson of the audit committee at the City of Cape Town for six years. Before that, he was the finance manager of sales, marketing and logistics at BP for seven years. 

Zaid is a qualified chartered accountant, with a BCom degree and a post-graduate diploma in accounting. He also has a master of business leadership qualification. 

2023 – Present     Group Finance Director, Woolworths
2023 – 2023          Interim Chief Financial Officer, Woolworths
2015 – 2023          Head of Group Planning and Reporting, Woolworths
2008 – 2015          Finance Manager: Retail Operations, Woolworths
2009 – 2015          Chairperson: Audit Committee, City of Cape Town
2001 – 2008          Finance Manager: Sales, Marketing and Logistics, BP

                                 Chartered Accountant (SA)
                                 BCom, Accounting
                                 Post-graduate Diploma in Accounting
                                 Master of Business Leadership

About company: Woolworths is a leading retail group with a strong presence in South Africa and Australia as well as in another 11 countries in Sub Saharan Africa and in New Zealand.


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