KPMG Africa Contributors

Dapo Okubadejo

dapo2Dapo Okubadejo is the Head of Corporate Finance and Financial Advisory Services (T&R) in Nigeria and West Africa. He also leads the Africa M&A, PE and Transaction Advisory for the Africa region. Dapo leads the Africa teams in East, West, Southern and Franco-phone Africa to provide seamless and high quality corporate finance & transaction advisory solutions through leveraging on KPMG’s deep local knowledge, relationships and insights in over 33 African countries for deal origination and execution.

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Frank Rizzo

frankrizzo2I have been involved in the Information technology industry for over 20 years. Over this time, Technology has changed the way we live and the way we work. The pace of change in this industry has accelerated further and I am excited about the new innovations and inventions that Technology is bringing to business. My focus is to help our clients understand how Technology can be used to improve current business models and how Technology is opening up new business opportunities for our clients.

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Craig Steven-Jennings

craig-steven-jennings-2After working with family businesses in various industries for 12 years and with the understanding of key drivers such as growth, risk and ownership control, I am delighted to share my experiences and knowledge with you around the essence that makes a family business a great and successful venture for all who are interested in starting and growing a family business. I encourage you to comment and start a debate around key issues that family businesses have to deal with. I look forward to your contributions.

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Mark Danckwerts

markdankerwerts2I have 13 years of experience in the insurance industry (locally and abroad) delivering audit and advisory services. During my time in London I facilitated the CFO Forum meetings and as a result I have a sound understanding of the burning issues faced by executives in the industry. I champion TCF related issues and projects and I am interested in your opinion and thoughts regarding TCF.

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Niel Morris

nielmorris2I have worked at KPMG for 13 years and lead our Climate Change and Sustainability business unit. I’m also the Chairman of the IRBA Sustainability Standing Committee responsible for researching the assurance challenges for the Assurance Technical Task force of the IIRC. I currently perform sustainability assurance work and climate change and sustainability advisory services.

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Gerdus Dixon

gerdusdixon2As the local KPMG Head of Insurance I remain abreast of aspects that impact the industry. I have been involved in insurance audits and advisory projects for the last 19 years. I am the South African representative for the KPMG’s International’s Insurance topic team where we discuss and debate the IFRS implementation issues facing our clients.

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Antoinette Malherbe

antoinette-malharbe2I have been involved in the insurance industry for the last 14 years gaining experience predominantly in the short-terms and reinsurance industries.I have become familiar with the key processes, risks and opportunities that the industry is faced with. The rapid change that the industry has been experiencing has taught me that you need to evolve to remain successful.

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DeBuys Scott

debuysscott22DeBuys Scott is a Senior Partner in Transactions & Restructuring, head of the KPMG Global Infrastructure advisory in Africa. De Buys is, furthermore, responsible for the development of the Power and Utilities sector in Southern Africa. He has had vast SA, African and International experience in a wide variety of sectors and activities.

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Sheel Gill

sheelgill2Sheel Gill is the Head of Transactions and Restructuring – East Africa. She has 19 years of financial and accounting experience, having qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1996. She has been responsible for a range of audits, corporate finance and transaction projects to a diverse portfolio of clients. Sheel has worked in Kenya, UK and Germany across all sectors.

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Olebogeng Mogale

oleOlebogeng Mogale is an Associate Director at KPMG Management Consulting focusing in Financial Services. He heads up the firm’s Pan African Mobile Banking capability. Olebogeng has extensive management consulting and systems integration experience spanning over 11 years, mainly in banking institutions in South Africa and abroad.

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Jeffery Shaw

jeffshaw2Jeff is based in South Africa and specialises in risk management and advisory services on major programmes and capital projects in the infrastructure, mining, public sector and oil and gas sectors. He is a registered Professional Engineer with 25 years post qualification experience in the design, construction and project management of major capital projects.

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Klaus Findt

klausfindt2Klaus joined KPMG Germany in 1997, and later transferred to the Johannesburg office, South Africa, in 2007. He has extensive experience, ranging some 14 years, in providing transaction advice, and leading multidisciplinary major projects to successful implementation, to multi-national clients across many countries in America, Europe and Africa.

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Andre Olivenca

andre_2Andre is an Associate Director, Global Infrastructure, and has done several business plan and valuation exercises where he developed analytical and modeling skills. He has also specialised in infrastructure procurement and financing, having dealt with financial institutions such as commercial and investment banks, the DBSA, ADB, EIB, IFC and other multilateral funding agencies.

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Lullu Krugel

lullukrugel2Lullu is Associate Director of Financial Risk Management and a member of the Financial Risk Management practice. She is responsible for project management of various projects related to financial and economic modelling, investment model review, economic analysis, econometric modelling and economic impact analysis, as well as research into the various economic sectors for the public sector and for private sector.

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Rachel Keeler

rachelkeeler2Rachel manages impact and innovation matters for the IDAS Africa team. This includes capturing the impact of IDAS programmes, as well as researching best practice, industry innovations and development trends to keep IDAS at the cutting edge of development practice in emerging markets. Rachel has extensive experience in research and analysis of business, finance, investment and private sector-led development in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on East Africa

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Kelly Chalom

kellychalom2Kelly is currently a manager in the Fraud and Misconduct Investigations practice and is also involved in Fraud Risk Management and Fraud in the Audit. She has almost three years of forensic experience with KPMG. Prior to that, Kelly had 6 years experience in legal practice and litigation, with particular focus in personal injury and insurance law.

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Nick Chism

nickchism2Nick leads KPMG’s network of three thousand infrastructure professionals, across member firms worldwide. This team provides advice to governments and corporates on the following aspects of infrastructure across the transport, energy and social infrastructure sectors. Nick has 18 years of experience in transport and infrastructure.

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Vitor Ribeirinho

vitor2Vitor Ribeirinho is Partner, Head of Audit of KPMG Portugal and Head of Audit and Financial Services of KPMG Angola. He has over 20 years of specialisation in the financial sector and other sectors, with extensive experience in leading engagements in Angola, Portugal and Mozambique.

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Prashant Karuthasen

prashant2Prashant is currently a Manager within KPMG’s Quantitative and Economic Advisory division. In Johannesburg, South Africa. He has over 4 years of experience with KPMG conducting socio-economic impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, financial modelling, economic and operational modelling, commercial due diligence reviews as well as market research for major capital infrastructure projects.

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Dinesh Kumar

drdineshkumar2Dr Dinesh Kumar has more than sixteen years of expert experience across various roles in supply chain management. Dinesh is a certified CPIM, CSCP and SCOR-P professional. Dinesh is a regular speaker at leading supply chain conferences and forums worldwide. Dinesh is also an international guest faculty advisor at leading MBA schools.

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Bisi Lamikanra

bisilamikanra_2Bisi has over 30 years advisory experience with KPMG. She is currently Partner and Head of the Management Consulting Practice of KPMG Professional Services, Nigeria. She has extensive experience in a number of fields, including: institutional diagnostics, enterprise transformation and restructuring, business process reengineering, business integration and strategy.

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Cristina Alberto

cristinaCristina is a Director, Head of Business Continuity services at KPMG Portugal and KPMG Angola. She works with global companies in the implementation of their BC programs in Europe and Africa and promotes several BC initiatives, including launching a BC Club and organizing a Critical Infrastructure resilience conference with the participation of Energy, Telecoms and Transports major companies and the Portuguese government. Cristina is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and received the CIR Magazine Award “Business Continuity Consultant of the Year” in 2012.

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