International Panel Of Judges -The CFO 2018

Jo Pohl, CA(SA); ACCA
Chair, Europe and Africa- Hansal International

Jo has served as an esteemed Judge of this competition since inception in 2016. She is a Chartered Accountant, CA (SA); a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales; she is a Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers (PBSA) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). She recently joined Bowman Gilfillan (one of South Africa's 'Big Five law firms') as the Group CFO and is the non-executive Chairperson for Africa at Hansal International. 

Prior to this, Jo consulted to a listed fund, served as Group CFO and Executive Director for Telesure; Africa CFO for Standard Chartered Bank, Finance Director of UBank and the Head of Finance for Barclays Africa, the Middle East and Indian Oceans. She also chairs the board of the Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa; is a member of the 30% Club Southern Africa Steerco, Sanari Capital  Advisory Board and One Young World (OYW) Local Organising Committee.  She was identified by Euromoney as one of Africa’s top 20 rising stars in 2014, and is an adjudicator for the Technology Top 100 (TT100), Accenture Innovation Index, and Gender Mainstreaming Awards.



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