John Bowen

John Bowen


KPMG in South Africa

John has over 20 years experience as a Partner in providing transaction services to clients on both the buy and sell side of transactions. John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989, after completing his articles with KPMG in Johannesburg. This was followed by a two year secondment to KPMG in London. He returned to South Africa in late 1991 as a Senior Manager when he worked in the firm’s Technical Accounting department. In 1993 he joined De Beers Consolidated Mines as a Treasury Manager where he worked for three years, rejoining KPMG in 1995 as a Partner. He has spent most of his professional career as a partner providing transaction services, including due diligence services, to clients. These services have covered a multitude of industries, and he has worked extensively throughout the continent in assisting clients grow their African presence.

Areas of expertise
Advisory Banking Deal Advisory Energy and Natural Resources Financial Services Insurance Retail banking Telecommunications
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Chartered Accountant (SA)

  • Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy

  • KPMG Banking School (Insead 2001)

  • Member of Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors

  • KPMG Partner Development Programme (GIBBS 2007)

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